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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

Drop in Mercury Signals Snapper Season

THE annual drop in the mercury is always an exciting time for me, as it is for most serious snapper anglers around the Brisbane area. Knowing where to be and when to be there is half the battle and discovering this information takes quite a lot of trial and error, which can be very frustrating at times. Even I sometimes draw …

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Chasing Tuna

We recently went to Double Cone Island and found huge schools of longtail tuna, with some fish weighing over 15kg. The noise of these schools sounded like a waterfall and we laughed with excitement at the sound and spectacle. Throwing small silver and chrome slugs at the bust-ups proved the only successful technique and we boated four fish in quick …

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Sunshine Coast reefs and beaches fire

The swivel clip is important to allow the star sinker to spin on retrieval, helping to prevent line twist. For hook selection, try ganging two Mustad 540 bronze size 1 or 1/0 hooks together with a swivel and present strip baits from pilchards, bonito or slimy mackerel. I have found this type of presentation works well for bream. The slower …

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Red-hot red action

On our last drift before anchoring we boated a good red and pearlie, with yours truly hooking up to a noah. We decided to anchor on this little patch and on the first drop another red came aboard, then another. But then the tax man moved in and we lost a big red before our baits began getting walloped every drop. The …

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Monduran winter barra tips

AS most barra anglers know, the colder months can make fishing at Lake Monduran hard but not impossible, and for those anglers who regularly fish Monduran, many love fishing at this time of year. Some solid fish are still being caught, the only difference is instead of that big straw hat and an Esky full of cold drinks it’s a …

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Good times fishing Fitzroy Reef

At this stage the broomstick actually has a noticeable bend in it and instinct says you need to either reach for the gaff or the landing net fairly soon. Anyhow, George was up to all his favourite tricks around Fitzroy and it was no big surprise that on the first few days he managed to land the biggest coral trout …

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Big lures not always better

When it comes to soft plastics and metal blades, once again I mostly look for and choose smaller presentations because this methodology supplies my clients and I with more fish and a wider variety of species, with the bonus being trophy-sized fish are also on the cards. I would like to mention that many people over the years have boarded …

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Lake Boondooma and Barambah fishing report

We’ve also got a pending world length record Australian bass of 51cm. This fish was caught from Boondooma, so it will be great to see this verified and in the record book for years to come. Lure fishers have had great success all over the dam, but particularly in the timbered arms. The Boyne and Stuart arms have produced very …

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First yak-caught barra

It must have been one nervous fish in among these barra. As I continued up the bank I came to another section of lilies with a cutting through them. I dropped my lure towards the back of the cutting and it was almost instantly monstered by a slightly smaller barra. Fortunately it took off towards the middle of the river …

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Hot mackerel action on Gold Coast

Mud crabs were running after the rain, with the kids getting the adults a good feed of four to eight crabs each trip. We had a visit from NSW Fisheries officers, which was unexpected, as someone who can’t count or doesn’t know the new rules for NSW must have made a complaint. I suppose having 17 traps stacked up may have …

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