Fishing Tips

Targeting bream and flathead in Lake Macquarie

For flathead, large (100-150mm) silver and black plastics that resemble mullet or even white plastics with some orange on the gills are a good choice. If targeting bream, 2” Gulp Shrimp in Pepper Prawn are fantastic. Your large plastics might even land you a good size jew, so cast until your shoulders hurt and good luck. One recent afternoon I took …

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Coomera & Gold Coast Fishing Report (& How to Throw a Cast Net)

AFTER another awesome weekend and start to the week of weather here on the Gold Coast we are going to see the wind move through on Thursday and end our great run. Luckily it’s just a short blow from the South and we will be back to a better weather forecast by the weekend. Great conditions saw plenty of boats …

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Tips on targeting jewfish

And any hole that contains some structure on the bottom or along the bank is a real bonus. Once you have located the deep holes, the next element to consider is whether enough bait is in the hole to support the jewies. Jewfish are very nomadic in their behaviour and will migrate in schools up and down the rivers, only …

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Pointers on how to catch Pine River flathead

If you are after a cheaper alternative that has the same quality as the Zerek, check out the range from Softplasticsdude. At only $5 I don’t mind as much when I lose these lures to snags and fish. Fish similar areas when trolling lures. A sounder is extremely helpful because you want to locate the drop-offs. I like to troll along the steep …

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Weather looking great for an offshore adventure

WITH a bit of fresh in the river after the weekend anglers have been spoil for choice with some fantastic fish on offer. Golden trevally are providing some fun for lure anglers throughout the river with some good fish up to 70cm being caught, curly tail soft plastics fished anywhere there is a good concentration of baitfish has seen a …

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Catching Flathead in the Great Sandy Strait

Find whatever you are comfortable with and have a good go at using the various lure types. Flathead will eat anything as long as you put it in front of them. Their nature is incredibly aggressive and they love to ambush baitfish. They will sink down into the sand and lay in wait for bait to swim over before lashing out and swallowing it. Flathead certainly are predatory fish but also very tactical in the way they hunt. They …

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Tips on How to Catch Blackfish

With a proud float you have to strike at even a quiver or small down. This was a whole new learning process for me because I’d never fished this way before. I only used one hook and also had a weight on my leader, which is something I never do, but we certainly caught plenty of blackfish. If I’m fishing …

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