Red emperor

A fishing trip to remember off 1770

1770 fishing trip

1770 is a place I call paradise. It’s a place where no matter who you are, what you enjoy doing, how good a fisher you are, you will love it. I’m sure anyone who has experienced a 1770 fishing trip will agree. A few weeks ago we asked some mates from all around Australia and even New Zealand to come …

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Fishing freedom off Fraser Island

fishing off fraser red emperor

AFTER a few trips off the Gold Coast with only a few snapper caught, the weather gods looked down on us with very good days. We were watching for a decent weather window to head north out of Wide Bay Bar and hit the red emperor grounds off Fraser Island. As the weekend approached, we saw a run of light …

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Bad weather abates for Turkey Beach trip

turkey beach goldband

The good news is the goldbands were still there, as were huge pearlies and big snapper. George made another spectacle of himself with a great double hook-up of the largest redthroat of the trip and a big snapper. We were impressed by the consistent size of the parrot and redthroat out deep and the quality of the pearl perch was …

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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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Exploring north of Fitzroy Reef for red emperor and reefies

red emperor north of fitzroy reef

We picked up great shows on the sounder and really craggy country to work over, but with time marching on and excellent fish in the box, the call was made to head towards home and fish a few more locations along the way. The fish cleaning is always a big task and a couple of big buckets of salt water …

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Perfect fishing weather for the long weekend

WITH it being the last week of the school holidays families were out in force along the Noosa River. After last week’s rain the water now has a bit of colour to it and the fish seem to be feeding that bit more aggressively. Large flathead are still in great numbers and taking soft plastics like the River2Sea Chase Baits, …

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Tea-smoked red emperor soup recipe

This creamy tea-smoked red emperor soup recipe is sure to delight the tastebuds. Try something a little different with your fresh red emperor catch. The tea-smoked fish and Thai flavours blend together perfectly and can be served as an appetiser or a main meal to satisfy anyone with a penchant for quality food. Ingredients – smoking fish 1 dessert spoon …

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Big red emperor on the Fraser Coast

It’s pretty amusing to watch but still somewhat frustrating knowing we are losing quality fish. I moved on and decided to go and check out the rock I had found last year that I mentioned earlier. As I sounded over I was blown away that it had no life on it at all. I was disappointed but as I’ve mentioned …

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Extended trip to Swain Reefs

Some of the fishing from the deck of the Capricorn Star was very good. Everyone was fishing braid, and with an experienced crew tangles were at a minimum. On a number of occasions the quality of fish was much better than I had expected, and it was surprising how quickly a good catch could be put together. Ivan Mapp landed …

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Top Trevally in the Noosa River

THE Noosa River has been on fire this week with some outstanding golden and giant trevally taken in the lower stretches of the river. Surface presentations like the 50mm Fish Candy Baby Bells have been working well early morning and late afternoon. As the sun gets a little higher golden trevally have been taking well-presented micro jigs like the 7g …

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