Fishing

Top techniques for flathead fishing

flathead fishing

The most important thing to remember is to use a lure suitable to the depth being trolled and a good boat driver will keep an eye on the sounder and GPS to mark where fish are being caught, along with formations such as gutters or depressions/holes that can be revisited in future trips if the area produces. When flathead fishing, …

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Barra off-limits in Gulf of Carpentaria

barramundi closed season

FISHERS are being reminded that barramundi will be off limits in the Gulf of Carpentaria from midday 7 October 2017 until midday 1 February 2018. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) acting district officer Bill Nason said the closure was in place to protect barramundi stock during their vulnerable spawning season. “Barramundi typically aggregate in one area to spawn, making them …

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NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again

nsw gone fishing day

NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again! And NSW DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before or if you’re the keenest of anglers, NSW Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! Free NSW DPI community fishing events for …

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Mangrove jack and more around Brisbane

mangrove jack brisbane

It can be a case of feast or famine out there some days. The wharves are mostly carbon copies and don’t have any bottom structure to attract fish to the area. The best way to find fish is to sound around until you see bait schools or predatory fish on the sounder. This can be time consuming but there is …

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2017 North Coast Fishing Bonanza set to sizzle this week

north coast fishing bonanza

THE 2017 North Coast Fishing Bonanza presented by Gamakatsu and Evinrude is on again at Ballina, northern NSW from September 28 to October 2. This is prime time for school holidays and over the long weekend so you don’t have to take much time off to fish! If you’re looking for something to get the kids involved in, look no …

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Bumper Borumba Dam bass sessions

borumba dam bass

At this first spot we caught about 10 fish. No big ones but it was good to see the fish were biting. After this, we headed up the dam to the start of the trees. This is where the fun really began. We found two locations where the fish were thick. I had recently bought a Humminbird Helix 12 sounder with Mega Imaging. This unit …

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TT Lures RevlockZ

tt lures revlockz jig head

USING its popular Rev Head for inspiration, Tackle Tactics has developed the new RevlockZ series of underspin-style jig heads. The RevlockZ is built on the same brutally strong Mustad black nickel, chemically sharpened hook that has made the HeadlockZ series Australia’s number-one jig head, with the addition of a spinning blade mounted on the underside of the jig head designed …

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Experiencing the Bunker Group reefs

bunker group reefs crayfish

It is important to remember when entering the water that you are entering the fish’s world. You are the unexpected guest, not them. A lot of people fear what can be found in our Queensland waters and it is only normal in the beginning, especially being a fisher and knowing that about 20 percent of fish caught in the shallows …

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