Pelagics

Golden month of fishing on Gold Coast

golden month gold coast fishing

HOW crazy has the fishing been? The Gold Coast has had a golden month, with what seems like fish jumping on anything that hits the water, and it shows no sign of slowing as the weather remains stable. With the current bringing that warm nutrient-filled water down from the north, the fish have followed in their masses. On the local …

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Spanish mackerel turn it on at Brunswick Heads

It was forecast to back off a touch the next day and everyone had the same idea. I reckon 50 boats went out the Brunswick Heads Bar and mine was one of them. Pretty good bait was around in the form of big slimies and a few pike. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just threw the anchor …

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Hectic fishing on Hinchinbrook Island holiday

On the first cast another large coral trout ate my plastic and swam straight into a bommie. I have never felt so out-gunned when using such a high calibre of gear. After hits and misses, a few little reefies such as stripey seaperch, a spanish mackerel and various sweetlip, we left the area with a score of coral trout five; …

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Wilson Fishing Wreck Reefs expedition

The 20,000-litre fuel tank provides plenty of fuel capacity for the long haul out to Wreck Reefs and back..  As for your freshwater needs, she holds 13,500 litres of fresh water for showers, cooking and hosing off gear and the deck. Upstairs on the bridge, she’s equipped with all the latest electronic equipment such as a 64 nautical mile Furuno …

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Perfect Winter Days for Holiday Makers

WITH the near perfect winter day we have been experiencing over the last week the Noosa River has been a hive of activity with angler and holiday makers making the best of the conditions. Bream are thick throughout the river system and this has provided lots of entertainment for the kids on school holidays. Small pieces of worm, prawn or …

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Awesome Land-Based Pelagic Action

At the time of writing only a couple of longtail tuna have been hooked and every fish to date has been taken by bloody big sharks. Ashby angler Ted McLean hooked a big longtail well over 20kg on a live gar only to be left with the head after just one bite. Naturally, with the number of big pelagics patrolling …

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Fish cakes with lime and chilli dressing

This fish cakes recipe is sure to tempt the taste buds. Simple and quick to make, it will please the whole family. Ingredients 600g fish minced or chopped 2 tbs Thai red curry paste 3 shallots, ends trimmed, roughly chopped 2 tsp grated lemon rind 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 egg Olive oil Sea salt …

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Wind Drops and Anglers Head Offshore

Long tail and mac tuna have been seen feeding in the vicinity of Laguna bay and Sunshine reef, the tell tail sign to look for is dive bombing birds, 30 to 60 gram silver slugs and 4-5” jerk shad style soft plastics have been working a treat. Snapper, sweetlip, tuskies and the ever popular coral trout have all been in …

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Pelagics, Bream, Whiting, Flathead (& More) Around Gold Coast

It has been good to see the local kids catching a few Bream, Flathead and Whiting off the bank next to our shop in the Coomera River. The Houseboat customers have found a few nice fish so far during School Holidays around Tipplers Passage, Dux, The Never Fail Islands, Tiger Mullet Channel, Bedrooms, Jacobs Well, North Arm of the Coomera …

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