Fishing Articles

From Newcastle to Noosa and Tewantin to the Torres Strait, Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine has got you covered with fishing articles from Australia’s most experienced anglers. Whether you’re into flathead, whiting, snapper, mackerel, bream, tuna, Murray cod, barramundi or bass fishing, there are fishing articles here to suit your interests. If you have an idea for a fishing article, email Bush ‘n Beach subeditor Dan at editorial@bnbfishing.com.au  l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l

Making the most of mackerel season

mackerel season brunswick heads

Lewan and I were trying to skull drag our mackerel to the boat on many days and this often worked on the smaller fish but boy did we lose some. We pulled hooks, broke hooks, broke wire traces and broke the line in an effort to get the mackerel past the sharks. As annoying as it is not being able …

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Lake Monduran fishing on fire

lake monduran fishing barra

Make sure that when the water is flowing over any dam wall you stay well clear and check relevant websites to ensure the dam is open for recreation because they can be closed if deemed not safe. Now it has had time to settle, the Lake Monduran fishing is fairly reliable. If you are able to get to the dam …

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

After sounding all over new country for no result we were both quite tired and decided to anchor behind a coral cay for the night. As we were looking for an ideal anchorage we came across good bommies in about 30m of water where we caught a variety of sweetlip that gave us a bit of fun for an hour …

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All sorts on offer offshore from Sunshine Coast

mahi mahi offshore sunshine coast

The best catches are coming on both live yakkas and big pilchards rigged on a two-gang of Mustad 7766D 7/0 or Tru-Turn 711 6/0 hooks. Tides play a big part in our trout fishery, so try hitting these spots on a run-out tide about seven days before the new moon. One last trout tip is to get the reef firing, …

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Mixed bags in estuaries around Brisbane

mixed bags estuaries around brisbane jewfish

Brisbane River The Brisbane River has been on fire this year, with large numbers of threadfin salmon and jewies caught regularly. Threadfin have been schooling at the mouth of the river at different times. Being on the water regularly will help you work out a pattern, but it has been pretty hit and miss at times. It can get boring …

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Cleaning up Gold Coast carp on fly

gold coast carp on fly

They can be frustrating at the best of times but any carp caught and taken out of our waterways is one (or more) native fish better off. Targeting carp on fly is not the easiest of tasks. I use 5 and 7-weight fly rods, using line weights to match the rods, as well as 8-10lb leader. As far as flies …

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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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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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