Craig Tomkinson

Craig Tomkinson
Craig has been fishing for 45 years and specialises in using bait. Fishing off Double Island Point is his favourite, followed by beach fishing. He also loves fishing Cape York around the Pennefather River.

Ripper return to Pennefather River

Pennefather River

HI, it’s Craig Tomkinson here. It had been two years since I last towed my boat to the Pennefather River near Weipa and I was so looking forward to going. With all the prep work done, I finished work on Friday, packed my gear and was ready to go Saturday. I was waiting for my mate Dave to show up on …

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Seven years perfecting the solar setup

solar

HI all, after playing around with solar equipment for camping for about seven years, I have a good understanding of what you need for all-weather base camp-style camping. I started out years ago with just two 120W fold-out 12V panels hooked together to make 240W and one PWR controller. For storage I had three 70A four-wheel-drive batteries, as I was …

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Innovative Boat Loader Plus (Combo) System: Gulflander Xtreme Review

His Gulflander Xtreme boat loaders and modules suit wagons and troop carriers and most four-wheel-drives. For the longer 4WDs such as the twin-cab LandCruiser 79 Series, Murray offers a modular system for carrying up to a 25hp two-stroke outboard motor and lightweight tinnie trailer. These items are winched up on your 4WD or canopy roof with a powerful electric winch and then …

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Time to hit shallow reefs off Double Island

I will try to do a few trips chasing mackerel, snapper, tasty grass sweetlip, pearl and moses perch and estuary cod. At this time of year there should be plenty of large-mouth nannygai around. These fish love the big trawler squid that I get off my mate Nathan Dum-schat, as well as big green prawns. The bonus is all this …

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