Category: Fishing Facts & Tips

Kids Fishing Basics

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I have noticed an old trend re-emerging in the fishing scene, we have an increase in parents finding that little bit more “free time” to spend with the kids (Tacklerats in the making)  and so they are taking the kids fishing! This is an awesome result as you are getting the kids outside away from […]

Jetty Fishing Basics

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Why are people drawn to Jetty Fishing or Pier Fishing? Most structures like a Jetty or Pier can be fished when the winds are up, the clouds have moved in or when you have no other option than to be land based. Jetties and Piers are like an Artificial Reef for the hundreds of different […]

Fishing for Dummies – Soft Plastics

By Cameron Hope I started fishing about 5 years ago and I’ve always been a bait fisherman, possibly because I’m extremely lazy. Chuck some squid out on a hook, sit back, relax and hope some unlucky fish swims past and eats what you are offering. It works, which is why a lot of people do […]

Land Based Shark Tagging Basics by Aaron Davison

Introduction Shark fishing has long been a recreational activity along the Queensland Coast. From the fifties when Bob Dyer was catching record Tigers off Cape Moreton, to the current crop of pier/land-based enthusiasts, all manner of species and weights have been achieved. Thankfully, catch and release fishing has caught on in the past couple of […]

Impoundment Barramundi Techniques by John Hazelwood

Impoundment Barramundi

General Information The iconic Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) has been stocked in freshwater impoundments in Queensland for many years now, beginning in 1985 I believe, at Lake Tinaroo near Atherton from where a fish weighing 45kg has been recorded. In recent times other impoundments like Lake Awoonga and Lake Monduran have produced incredible numbers of huge […]

Beach & Rock Lure Fishing by Matt Armistead

General Background For as long as I can remember I have found peace and inspiration from the being in, on or around the water in one way or another but every year I look forward to the tailor run along the SE Qld coastline and the opportunity to get my feet in the sand and […]

Beach Fishing Tips by Alvey Reels Australia

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Written by Rob Duncan Sand between the toes, pristine surrounds, the abundance of fauna & flora and of course those beautiful starry nights could be just a couple of reasons many people find the attraction of ‘getting away’ from it all and heading to the beach so appealing. The beach is certainly a terrific place […]

Handling Australian Bass

Australian Bass

 By Ashley Thamm Here’s a quick article highlighting a few key pointers I have learnt about handling Australian Bass over the last few years. 1) Always handle native fish with extreme care. Don’t take them from the water longer than you’d want your head held underwater and let’s face it that’s not very long at […]