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Monduran barra fishing fantastic

Monduran barra

HI all, Lake Monduran has been fishing well, with loads of good Monduran barra put on the deck. Many of my clients have caught plenty of barra on their charters. I’m still using B52s, Happy Rock Softies, Maria and Saruna lures. Each lure needs to be worked in its own way as not all lures swim the same. The wind …

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Red dogs on Frogz

jacks on frogz red dogs

YOU find that perfect snag deep at the back of some overhanging mangrove roots. You position the boat and prepare to make a cast. As the rod tip goes back, a shower of baitfish erupts and a red flash slices through them with an unmistakable snap. Your grip on the rod instinctively tightens and the heart beats a little faster. …

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Hooked on the moon – the Angler’s Almanac

angler's almanac moon fishing

IT’S been a while since we had one of these little chats, Fred. The first time was almost 30 years ago when we discussed beach driving techniques in the Tide Guide. Last time was last year when we looked at some of the peculiarities of tides. This time I thought we might check out how the moon affects fishing. But …

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Top 10 tips for fishing success

top 10 tips fishing success

FISHING is a sport where we are forever learning and over the past few decades I have learnt from magazines, television, the internet and other anglers, developing my knowledge and skills based around different species, techniques, environments, weather and water conditions, lure selection, knots and more. As we learn more and discover more pieces to the puzzle, we begin to …

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Premier inland Queensland fishing spot sparks competition frenzy

yellowbelly inland fishing comp

BOONDOOMA Dam, located in Queensland’s South Burnett region (20km north of Proston and 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane) has a reputation for being one of the premier inland freshwater fishing locations in the state. Boondooma is a place where, with a little bit of knowledge and the right bait, you can wet a line and almost be guaranteed to reap …

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Big barra lurking in Lake Monduran

big barra monduran

HAPPY New Year to all anglers. I hope Santa was able to take care of your wish list this year. With the warmer days and nights, the big barra have been on the boil. The first new moon of the year should prove to be a great time for catching some of those bigger barramundi lurking in Lake Monduran. The …

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Zerek Barra Tour a true test

zerek barra tour 2018

I MANAGED a trip north late in 2018 to fish the Zerek ABT Barra Tour with mate Lachie Reed at Peter Faust, Teemburra and Kinchant dams. This year’s Barra Tour was certainly a tough event for us, with our pre-fishing hot and cold on all three dams. We spent the time sounding around finding structure, and the Lowrance HDS-9 Live …

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New threat to jewfish stocks

jewfish stocks queensland

FISH swim bladders have become the latest fad in the seemingly insatiable Asian market for natural substances that enhance sexual prowess. Here in Queensland, our two major species of jewfish stocks are ‘well endowed’ in the swim bladder department, to the extent that their stabilising organs are now suddenly worth many times the value of their fillets. The rush to …

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Guide to catching mangrove jack around Brisbane

catching mangrove jack brisbane

FIRST of all, happy New Year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got out on the water to enjoy the warm weather. I have been fishing quite a lot over the past few months in the hope of catching mangrove jack. These fish can be extremely hard to catch and I hope the tips and insights in this …

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Battling the current to boat big red fish

battling current double island point

BETWEEN bad weather and doing a new electronics refit to my boat, it had been a while between offshore fishing trips. With the new Furuno DFF3D, autopilot and another Furuno TZtouch2 multifunction display installed by Quality Marine Electronics I was keen to try it all out. With a reasonable weather forecast predicted, we soon found our way out the Wide …

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