Brian Webb

Brian Webb

Fishing the shipping channel and surrounds

THE shipping channel stretches from the mouth of the Brisbane River all the way north to Caloundra and offers a diverse range of bottom structures. There is very little reef but a lot of coffee rock and some wrecks, along with the man-made beacons. It also offers a diverse range of fish species, from bottom dwellers to surface feeders. Northern …

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Seeking out Moreton Bay sweetlip

rainbow channel grass sweetlip moreton bay

FISHING around the shallow reefs of Moreton Bay will probably see two types of sweetlip turn up. The grass sweetlip (minimum size 30cm, max possession of 10) and spangled emperor (minimum 45cm, max possession five) are some of the tastiest fish getting around. They are also some of the best fighting fish you’ll encounter for the size. Grassies inhabit the …

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Bait rigs for Moreton Bay snapper

SNAPPER are one of those fish that anyone who has picked up a fishing rod dreams about catching. However, you will be lucky if you catch a prize fish on your first trip into Moreton Bay as snapper are very smart and fussy feeders, especially the big ones. Mono or braid? While a well-balanced rod and reel spooled with either …

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