PETER HERBST

PETER HERBST
Peter Herbst has 30 years of fishing experience around SE QLD. Everything from whiting to marlin has been a target at some stage but these days Peter enjoys nothing more than casting lures.

Trying a new area and tasting success

I THINK most anglers do a lot of the same style of fishing over and over because they know it and most times have success doing what they are familiar with. Having success with something different can be a real buzz, whether it’s a new lure, style of fishing or in the case of this article, new location. When fishing …

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Tuna, snapper and jewfish throughout Moreton Bay

jewfish throughout moreton bay

FINALLY southeast Queensland has got some much-needed rain and relief from the heat and wind. Dropping water temperatures and the influx of fresh water should fire up the prawns and fish over the coming month and make for great fishing. Tuna Longtail tuna have improved in numbers and regularity, feeding off the surface throughout Moreton Bay since cyclone Oma. Unfortunately, …

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Prime time to target jewfish in Moreton Bay

target jewfish moreton bay

Tackle I often see people going to target jewfish with tackle I feel is too light. The argument of having fun is fine but getting the fish in faster is better for both the angler and fish. Baitcast and spin tackle with a rating over 6kg spooled with 20-40lb braid with 20-50lb leader is my preference because it gets the …

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Testing New Lures on Bass and Golden Perch

SCHOOL holidays had put the brakes on my fishing over December and January, and when February rolled around, I was fairly keen to spend time on the water and try to catch a few fish. I was able to put some days together mid-week, but huge tides and the continuing strong southeasterly wind limited my options. The idea of freshwater fishing …

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Changing tactics when fishing lures

Jumpinpin and Broad-water Flathead will be an extremely popular target throughout Jumpinpin and the Broadwater during October because they are generally in good numbers and heaps of big girls are usually about. So far this flathead season, the reports are small hard-bodies such as Zerek Tango Shads have caught lots of flatties in the shallows. As the season progresses, the …

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Techniques for some new lures

Revamped Bassman 4×4 Spinnerbait Bassman Spinnerbaits is an Australian business that designs and makes all its lures here in Australia, specifically for our native species. Knowing their target species, the staff have recently improved the design of the 4×4 Spinnerbait. This lure now has three armatures instead of two, with four Colorado blades on two of the arms and one …

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