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2016 Snowy Mountains Trout Festival

Snowy Mountains Trout Festival 3

Now for some these conditions might mean land-based bait fishing, spinning and working the sheltered areas, or perhaps sightseeing and beer sampling from the local publicans. As much as we love a barley soda, when you travel 4000km (round trip) and $1000 is up for the taking every day for the biggest brown and rainbow trout, you certainly look at …

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Bass as big as Texas

texas bass

Stocked only with Operation World Record genetics, the path to grow the next world-record bass became clearer, as Jalisco combined the best elements of La Perla with an upgraded design and forage plan creating a new and improved big-bass factory. “Gary built and manages the lake, and we stocked it with our Operation World Record fish,” Forshage said. “Under the …

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Hot impoundment barra bite

barra bite

Our biggest barra went 98cm and it was boated on a Lox Gen2 Baitcaster, 60lb braid and 80lb leader. We fished mainly in the early morning until about 11am, then we’d go back to camp to eat and sleep before getting back on the water at 5pm. It was hard work casting thousands of times into the one snag but …

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South Burnett fishing intense

BP bass

Once you have a combo similar to this, head up the arms and cast as close to the spindly trees as you can, letting the lure sink for three to five seconds before starting a slow roll. Make sure your drag is done up tight so the bass can’t ditch you in the timber without a hard fight. Once you …

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Gold Coast fishing firing up

gold coast fishing

My lure of choice is a soft plastic. I prefer the 3” Fish Arrow Flash J Split with a 1/16oz TT Head Hunter jig head. I twitch this lure through the schools until I get a strike. A tell-tale sign that the fish you’re casting at are in fact tarpon rather than mullet is when after a rise, a distinctive …

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Impoundment barra in full swing

The weeks after the event saw the fishing turn around and the impoundment barra come right on the chew. Young Damien Mills from Tamworth stayed for a week at Faust and was straight into the action with his first barra going 106cm after it inhaled a Zerek Flat Shad. With Damien was his good mate David Masters, who upgraded his …

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Big Somerset bass on the bite

The fish are starting to school up in greater numbers and feeding time brings massive catch rates of big fish. These feeding windows vary from day to day and can last from a couple of minutes to all day. You won’t catch fish if there aren’t any fish near you, so a sounder is a must when searching for these …

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Anglers’ guide to fishing with the weather – from a pro

IN this article I will talk about how to effectively go fishing with the weather that good-old Mother Nature throws at us anglers. Being a professional fishing guide for over 20 years and being on the water every day has provided a baptism of fire and a staunch learning curve in trying to work with the elements that can change …

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Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic

THE Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association will be holding the Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic at Lake Monduran on October 15 and 16. This is one of the biggest freshwater fishing competitions in Queensland and is the major fundraiser for the stocking of Lake Monduran. Since 1997, MASA has released over two million barramundi and Australian bass fingerlings into …

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