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Building the dream Cruise Craft F360M

cruise craft f360m boat build

THE thought of buying a centre console had been on my mind for a couple of years and it wasn’t until I attended the 2018 Brisbane Boat Show that I knew what model my gut was set on. At the time I had absolutely no idea Cruise Craft manufactured a centre console, and seeing this boat for the first time …

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A fishing trip to remember off 1770

1770 fishing trip

1770 is a place I call paradise. It’s a place where no matter who you are, what you enjoy doing, how good a fisher you are, you will love it. I’m sure anyone who has experienced a 1770 fishing trip will agree. A few weeks ago we asked some mates from all around Australia and even New Zealand to come …

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Mental Moreton Island fishing for wahoo

moreton island fishing wahoo

Our crew arrived back at the Port of Brisbane around 11:30am, making it an early but productive day of fishing with the boys, with smiles all round. It just goes to show that it’s not about how long you spend out there, it’s all about being on the right spot at the right time. This was certainly a Moreton Island …

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Experiencing the Bunker Group reefs

bunker group reefs crayfish

It is important to remember when entering the water that you are entering the fish’s world. You are the unexpected guest, not them. A lot of people fear what can be found in our Queensland waters and it is only normal in the beginning, especially being a fisher and knowing that about 20 percent of fish caught in the shallows …

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Chasing the mighty red fish

big red fish red emperor

Our largest red emperor was landed by Peter and was caught on 30lb gear in 60m of water. Another positive is being away from all the action gives you a greater chance of landing the fish without it being taken by the taxman. Unfortunately, one of the toughest things about red emperor fishing is knowing when to move on from …

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Bring on Red Emperor (The Holy Red Fish)

When reds are on, they are really on, but they can be easily spooked. We have noticed that all it can take is a couple of bust-offs for them to go completely off the bite. This is why I strongly recommend people put in the hard yards and find as many red locations as possible so you can hit all …

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Float Lining for a Trophy Fish

Some people think you need to travel many kilometres offshore to catch big snapper, but that is not always the case. My PB 88cm snapper was caught in Moreton Bay in just 3.5m of water. Fishing the bay is a lot harder than fishing the offshore reefs. Fishing the correct tides, moon phases, with fresh baits and the right technique …

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