Fish Species Guide

Chasing Cape York sailfish

cape york sailfish

SEPTEMBER is a great time of year to target western Cape York sailfish. As well, we get a few more decent weather windows, the temperature is warming and so is the fishing. The Hay, Mission and Embley rivers are also holding good numbers of barramundi and blue salmon. These fish are hanging around bait drains and adjacent dirty water lines, …

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Deviating to the Dampier Peninsula – Offroad adventure

Gumbanan's traditional mayoorr fish trap at sunset

IT’S time to recount our visit to the Dampier Peninsula, located north of Broome, Western Australia. The turn-off is about 30km east of Broome township and heads due north. The road is only bitumen for 10km and then it’s back to dirt and corrugations. At the time we were travelling, they were doing major roadworks and there was talk of …

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Weekly fishing report March 27 – Tackle World Bundaberg

Cracker queenfish

BUNDABERG INSHORE The inshore reefs have been firing the past week! The numbers of 1m+ queenfish at the four mile and the artificial reef off Elliott Heads has been crazy! I found if they are hanging around the bottom, 20g Samaki Vibes were perfect to get the bite. If you see them up towards the surface, throwing Halco Rooster Poppers …

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Broadwater fishing report March 27

Whiting

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, from fantastic weather for fishing over the weekend to uncertain times ahead during the week for everyone on the Tweed, Gold Coast and Australia in general. If we all work together hopefully we will be all back living as close to normal lives in the near future and enjoying our passion …

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Camping closures for Easter 2020 in Queensland

Kedron Moreton Island

Camping Closures – As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 applies until 30 June 2020 or unless otherwise advised. Four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks …

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Reconsider non-essential travel to the bay islands

Southern Moreton Bay islands

The Redland City Local Disaster Management Group  and Redland City Council are encouraging people to reconsider their need for non-essential travel to the Redlands Coast islands. This includes North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), Coochiemudlo Island (Goochie mudlo), and the four Southern Moreton Bay islands of Russell (Canaipa), Lamb (Ngudooroo), Macleay (Jencoomercha) and Karragarra. The request comes as Chair of the Redland …

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Bundaberg fishing report

Monduran barra

BUNDABERG INSHORE The inshore reefs around the Bundaberg area should be firing this weekend. With all the bait around, fishing in close this time of year is super-exciting. The queenfish and spanish mackerel have been in full swing. Fast-retrieving Flasha spoons vertically off the bottom and throwing poppers on the surface are super-exciting and effective ways to catch them. There’s …

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Top weekend forecast for Gold Coast region

Big estuary cod

Gold Coast Region – Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, the weather gods greeted us with some wild winds last weekend and early this week on the Gold and Tweed Coasts. The good news is the weekend is looking great, light winds and sunshine is the forecast which means all systems go for angler’s keen to hit …

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Tips for the weekend around Noosa region

Well what a week of weather we have had here in the Noosa region! March has certainly remained consistent with weather patterns similar to years previous. Offshore Offshore has been on hold due to winds in the 20 knot range and the driving rains that have stayed. On a positive note offshore has had a break from boats and anglers …

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Prawning session in southern Moreton Bay

Cast netting fro prawns

THE weather has not played the game over the past month. Unfortunately, I have not been able to line up even one charter with good weather. On the plus side, I got out and chased a few prawns. For anyone who knows me, I don’t do this very often, but plenty of prawns are around. So I gave my mate …

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