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From Newcastle to Noosa and Tewantin to the Torres Strait, Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine has got you covered with fishing articles from Australia’s most experienced anglers. Whether you’re into flathead, whiting, snapper, mackerel, bream, tuna, Murray cod, barramundi or bass fishing, there are fishing articles here to suit your interests. If you have an idea for a fishing article, email Bush ‘n Beach subeditor Dan at editorial@bnbfishing.com.au  l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l

Sojourn to the Swains – part three

swains

THIS is the final piece of my three-part series on an epic Swain Reefs fishing trip. If you have missed either of the first two parts, you can find free digital copies of the articles at issuu.com/bnbfishing To give you a brief rundown on the adventure so far, Wilson Fishing compiled a motley crew to test some of their awesome …

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Plenty of fishing options during saltwater barra closure

barra closure

WITH the saltwater barra closure in place on the east coast as of November 1, we are lucky to have so many options available to small boat anglers. Sometimes deciding what to target or which way to go is the hardest part. Fantastic grunter move into the estuaries and in good numbers. Add to this many other estuary species firing …

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Requesting rain on Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers

HELLO and welcome to this month’s edition of BNB. I can’t believe I am about to say this given I live on the NSW Northern Rivers – but oh my goodness we need some rain! Now I know plenty of others places around the state and entire country need rain, however, given this has to be one of the wettest …

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Sojourn to the Swains – part two

swain

FOR those who missed last month’s part one article, I recently embarked on the trip of a lifetime with a crew put together by Wilson Fishing. We went on a Swain Reef adventure chasing everything from big GTs to awesome-looking coral trout and everything in between. The aim of this trip was to destroy some fishing gear (well, test its …

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Saltwater fly fishing for sailfish

saltwater fly fishing for sailfish

I HAVE been saltwater fly fishing a bloody long time! The legendary Ron Pearson, regarded as the father of saltwater fly in this country, took me under his wing when I visited him in the Kimberley during a round Australia trip in 1973. He helped me to catch my first couple of fish on the long wand, then passed me …

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Getting your weights right offshore

weights right offshore fishing

NOTHING beats the feeling of finishing the working week with big plans of heading out on the water over the weekend. There’s generally only one type of person who will leap out of bed at a ridiculous hour of the morning while most sane people are sleeping, and that’s fishers. So with around an hour and a half of driving …

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Exciting time as Gold Coast water temperatures rise

gold coast water temperatures rise

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I would like to discuss some options for October and there are plenty, as this month can be very exciting for us anglers. The reason this month can be a lot of fun is it’s the start of our summer period and our more common winter fish, the likes of flathead and bream, will …

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Hunting barra in the cool at Lake Monduran

hunting barra in the cool lake monduran

AS we all know, it can be a little harder hunting barra in the cool than the warmer months. However, I still use the same things I do in summer. The things I look for are wind direction, barometer, water colour (for lure choice) and then find what depth of water the barra are moving in. One thing I don’t …

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How to choose the right lures for fishing the Gold Coast

right lures

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I thought I’d mix it up and not discuss how to target a specific fish but how to choose the right lure to catch more fish. Selecting the right lures these days is very overwhelming, with a huge variety of models and colours available in tackle shops. And to make it more confusing, they …

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Monster Moreton Bay flathead

monster

THIS month has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some days quite productive and others simply hard work. The better fishing has occurred on the lead-up to the full and new moons in the shallows. One thing I have noticed is even with the right tides, the fish have been rather finicky. All the little things such as …

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