Fishing

Shimano Ocea Jigger rods

shimano ocea jigger rods

JIG-eating fish are usually at the nasty end of the spectrum and the Japanese domestic market Ocea Jiggers have the power and design features to keep the biggest of them away from trouble and heading towards the boat. Built on Shimano’s exclusive Spiral X and High Power blanks, they range in length from 1.88 to 1.91m, so they’re all one …

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Mustad UltraPoint Flasher Rigs

Mustad UltraPoint Flasher rigs

MUSTAD has released two new Flasher Rigs onto the market – the UltraPoint Octopus Flasher Rig and the UltraPoint Circle Flasher Rig. These are user-friendly two-hook rigs that can be used to target snapper and any other reef species. Suitable for jigging while drifting and also for bottom fishing, these rigs are built using high-quality Mustad UltraPoint hooks and 60lb …

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A beginner’s guide to catching black marlin

catching black marlin gold coast

Luckily though, a change in wind direction to the south had virtually overnight pushed the warmer, blue water back in. How, you might ask? In very simple terms, persistent northeasterlies move large amounts of warmer surface water towards the beach. This water then gets pushed or sucked back out to the left (in the southern hemisphere) and out to sea. …

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Fly fishing casts a new light on mental health

the fly program mental health men

“The outdoors creates a relaxed opportunity to share their stories with other men who may be experiencing similar challenges.” For more information on The Fly Program, visit flyprogram.org.au If you or someone you know needs help, call MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78 or for crisis support phone Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au

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Mega mackerel season at Hervey Bay

mackerel season hervey bay

You can sometimes track these fish around the surface schools with side-imaging sounders. You then require good boat positioning and lure presentation to turn interest into a strike. If you are lucky, they will stay in the area and allow you multiple shots and hence more fish boated. Some of these bigger fish loitering around are difficult to land though, …

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Nine fishers saved after six days adrift at sea

nine fishers adrift for six days

The Cape Fourcroy crew resupplied the vessel with food, water and fuel and they were able to proceed back to PNG under their own steam. Commander MBC, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, praised the work of the Cape Fourcroy crew on board. “While our focus in the Torres Strait is protecting Australia’s waters from maritime security threats, the presence of the dedicated crews on our …

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Trolling for mangrove jack

trolling for mangrove jack estuaries

Keeping the outfit light, I couple the rod to a low-profile Daiwa Zillion baitcaster reel spooled with 30lb Schneider braid. The braid ties neatly to 40lb Schneider Crystal Clear fluorocarbon, which is extremely abrasion resistant. You will not be afraid to put some hurt on a jack with this outfit. A good skipper will always improve your chances of landing …

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Shimano Tiagra Ultra rods

shimano tiagra ultra rods

GAME fishers are a discerning bunch who recognise that the equipment they use needs to be up to the challenge of prolonged fights with exceptionally large fish that generally have lots of stamina. This is why the new Shimano Tiagra Ultra series is proving so popular, especially with increasing numbers of bluewater anglers using braided line such as Power Pro …

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New Bone Dash 90S search bait

wilson bone dash 90s search bait

EVER wondered what lure is the ultimate search bait? Introducing the Bone Dash 90S, a dual-function sinking pencil and vibe! It is the first lure produced by Bone Lim. The 33g, 90mm Bone Dash 90 flutters on the fall and slides on the retrieve, giving the angler options like never before. By attaching the line to the front eyelet, the …

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Hazelwood Pondage reopens for Victorian barra fishing opportunities

victorian barra fishing

A NEW section of Hazelwood Pondage officially opened for Victorian barra fishing action on Thursday, February 1. Gippsland Water has permitted access to a 500m stretch of land, which runs alongside the pondage channel where the majority of barramundi now reside. Some of these trophy fish are longer than a metre and they’re now easier to target than ever before! Note that …

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