Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson
Sean caught the fishing bug bad one very cold Canberra day 20 years ago when he was bored and picked up and read Angler's Almanac by the fireplace. Since then he has filled his mind with knowledge from fishing magazines, books, the internet, TAFE fishing courses, guiding fishing charters (estuaries, beach, bay and mountain lakes) and of course 'on water' experience. He and a group of mates formed a social fishing club and soon started to share what they learnt and caught online. Sean is the admin for Ontour Fishing Australia on Facebook, which is a page that shares information, reports and sponsor giveaways and welcomes all to the site. He plans to move into blogging on his new website when time allows.

Bli Bli Barra Park – challenging and fun

bli bli barra park

FOR many years, my impression of the Bli Bli Barra Park, based simply on some false assumptions, was it was another ‘fish farm’ where the fish would just jump on the hooks. Where was the challenge and fun in that, I thought. I’d heard that about a barra farm up north where you can keep the fish you catch, so …

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Guide to catching prawns and crabs on foot

prawns and crabs on foot moreton bay

IT is that time again – time to hunt prawns and mud crabs. Nothing new about that over summertime, but this is prawning and crabbing with a difference – from the shore in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. For our NSW readers, you would be familiar with the favourite summer pastime of chasing greasyback, eastern king and tiger prawns in the estuaries. …

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Safe boating essentials

boating essentials

GETTING out on the water in your own boat is one of life’s simple pleasures. It can be very pleasant on calm days and is even more enjoyable when you bring home a nice catch of fish. In some families, boating knowledge is passed down through the generations and as a result some young boaters are well prepared when they …

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4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

tips for Fraser

REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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Techniques for wading the flats

wading

ESTUARY flats are top fishing locations for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Estuary flats can be defined as anything from exposed to semi-exposed low tide sand flats in rivers and creeks to exposed tidal flats on the calm or western sides of Queensland’s big sand islands. Structure Not all exposed sand or tidal flats attract good numbers of …

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Watersnake Shadow MK II electric motor review

watersnake shadow mk ii electric motor review

FISHING results, as many of us have come to appreciate, do not just depend on the luck of the draw. One key piece of equipment that can really change your results is an electric motor as a secondary motor on your boat or a stand-alone motor for your kayak. Recently I was fortunate enough to take ownership of a Watersnake …

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A beginner’s guide to catching black marlin

catching black marlin gold coast

Luckily though, a change in wind direction to the south had virtually overnight pushed the warmer, blue water back in. How, you might ask? In very simple terms, persistent northeasterlies move large amounts of warmer surface water towards the beach. This water then gets pushed or sucked back out to the left (in the southern hemisphere) and out to sea. …

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Tips for Moreton Bay winter whiting

They can certainly be found in even deeper water, such as near the Moreton Island Sandhills. Furthermore, during most winters some of the smaller fish (under 25cm) also enter the mouths of rivers and creeks. Interestingly, the fish occasionally disappear when the water gets deeper than 3.5m while drifting, and other days they start appearing at 3.5m and increase in …

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Beach Fishing in SEQ

It gives you the most beautiful views of the beach to the north and south as well as regular offshore displays from whales and often sharks, dolphins, turtles and pelagics close to the rocks. Please take care though and stay back from the edge because there is no fence. We also did a couple of trips to Eli Creek, which is …

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Epic 10 Day Fraser Island Trip

This pushes baitfish in closer to the shore and with them some of the larger predators on the chase. Still, with the flathead fishing as good as it was, it was hard to complain. Brilliant bait fishing From about the beginning of August to the end of October each year the summer whiting fishing on the western flats of Fraser can …

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