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

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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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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Freshwater fishing in the South Burnett

freshwater fishing south burnett bass

Lately I’ve been catching my best-quality fish suspended in deep water. They have been sitting in the thermocline at 4.5-6m. I target these fish using a variety of baits, initially starting with a soft bait of a 1/2oz-rigged soft plastic. I cast this out and count to seven to let the lure sink into the strike zone. Once the plastic …

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B.A.S.S. Australia preparation in full swing

b.a.s.s. australia 2018 preparation

All these tournaments are open for anyone to compete in and are not just about super-serious fishing – they are social and a lot of fun. You will learn a huge amount about lure fishing for native fish too, which will give you the edge on your next fishing trip. All three series are set up for anglers to fish …

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Top prawning tips for southeast Queensland

tips prawning southeast queensland

Bramble Bay, out the front of Clontarf Beach, is my go-to area in Moreton Bay. South of Brisbane, a good place to start is Jacobs Well, as are the power lines, Rocky Point, the Saltworks, Redland Bay and the Logan River. CR: When you’re out chasing prawns, how do you find them? DA: Like when you’re fishing, having a good …

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Tackling Moreton Bay tuskfish

moreton bay tuskfish

The Schneider has fantastic abrasion resistance and though it is a stiffer line, it still knots well. My heavier setup will account for most fish in the bay but when that 5-6kg fish comes along I still have trouble bringing it to the surface. My old man likes to use the good-old Alvey, as with its light free spool the …

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Queensland barra fishing road trip

queensland barra fishing

During the heavy rain just two weeks prior to the trip, immense amounts of water had gone over the dam wall. Even so, we were still keen to give it a crack. As we arrived at the dam, a massive storm rolled through and we had to wait it out before hitting the water. We launched the boat at about …

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