Tailor

Conditions Have Been Tough for the Offshore Brigade

With conditions offshore not that favourable for anglers, those that have ventured across the bar have stayed relatively close as there has been only very short, limited weather windows. Grassy sweetlip trout and squire have come from the closer reefs with a few mackerel and tuna on the closer reefs in the bay. In the Noosa River, flathead have again …

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Land-Based Fishing Around Brisbane

I don’t mind fishing this location with the kids because often they’ll be preoccupied with building sand castles anyway. It’s also great because I don’t have to worry about dingoes or four-wheel-drives on the beach. When land-based fishing you sometimes really have to put in the hard yards and try several areas, but it’s a great way to while away the …

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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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Warmer weather means the fish are chewing!

Though if you want to have some fun have a go chasing the whiting on surface lures, with the 65mm Fish Candy Skinny Dog producing the better numbers and the odd elbow slapper. Though the water is warm the trevally schools have be present throughout the Tewantin Ski Run and Woods Bays. Using surface lures early morning like the River2Sea …

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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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Tailor Tactics – Rock and Estuary

it impedes the lure’s action. The braid helps to get your lure down deeper and bumps on the line from weed or a fish are better transferred to the rod without the stretch of mono. Medium to fast-action rods of about 7’ are perfect for this technique. Once I find the fish and hook up, I like to then cut …

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Gold Coast rivers ripe with fish

August coincides with fantastic tailor action on the lead-up to the moons in the lower reaches of the Tweed and Gold Coast river systems. Tailor tend to spike in activity around the tide changes and in particular the first couple of hours of the run-in tide. They can often be easily located by either bird or surface activity as they …

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