Flathead would be one of our most popular table species and provide great sport as well. Flathead are endemic to Australia with a number of different flathead species being found around the country.
HOW TO CATCH SNAPPER
Some hints and tips to bag the ever popular Snapper from the staff at Shimano and from our very own Pro Anglers.
HOW TO RIG SOFT PLASTICS
We often take for granted the importance of putting your soft plastic tails and hooks together properly, so I’ll provide you with some hints and tips for getting the job done right.
HOW TO CATCH KINGFISH
There are many ways in targeting Kingfish from using a wide variety of baits to lures. Although debatable,
Kingfish can be one of the hardest fish to land, as it is commonly known to make a run to the rocks or anything sharp to bust you off as soon as you hookup.
GOING THE DISTANCE
It’s not always necessary to be able to lob 150 grams 70, 80 or even 100 metres….but it’s kind of nice to know you can! In this article I’m going to have a look at a few products that will help you reach more distance when casting.
Squid fishing has had a radical re-birth in recent years, with improvements in tackle and techniques revolutionising the way we target the humble squid.
CRAB TIME IN SA
The onset of warmer weather here in SA heralds the beginning of the blue swimmer crab season throughout our shallow coastal waters.
BRAID AND SOFT PLASTICS
Fishing soft plastic lures successfully depends a lot on tackle and technique. As Brett Mensforth explains, choosing the right gear and fishing it effectively isn’t at all difficult – nor is it as expensive as you might think.
RIGGING FOR MEGA COD
The initial greeting as a large Murray cod engulfs your lure can best be described as sudden, violent and often very destructive. Cod are a strong, powerful fish capable of delivering a strike factor that has few equals.
WHITING ON POPPERS
Like a lot of Aussies who enjoy wading the flats with ultra-light tackle in pursuit of yellowfin, I decided to try the surface popper thing.
GUMMY SHARKS - A GREAT ALL ROUNDER
There's a few species of sharks that roam southern waters which are highly sought-after both for the lively scrap they provide on rod and reel, but also the sublime eating they offer.
LIVEBAITING FOR KINGFISH
In southern waters I doubt there’s a tougher species of fish on offer than yellowtail kingfish. If you’re after speed, stamina and sheer muscle, then kingfish tick all these boxes, and more.
HOW TO CATCH YELLOWBELLY
Lake Windamere located near Mudgee in central-western NSW is widely considered a great place to catch some whopping Golden perch (aka yellowbelly or ‘yellas’) up to 65cm which are caught on a regular basis!
LAND BASED FISHING IN HERVEY BAY
The fabulous fishing found in Hervey Bay has a lot to do with its geographic location, offering a truly unique variety of both warm & cool water species side by side.
TROLLING FOR TUNA
Southern Australia has been privy to one of the best runs of southern bluefin tuna (both school sized fish and barrels) seen in a long time.
FISHING FOR BEGINNERS
One of the most surprising things I have noticed during a number of recent speaking seminars when I have asked people in the crowd “what are you fishing for” – the answer is most often “whatever gets on the end “!
There are few things more enjoyable than pinging a well designed metal lure way out into the surf, cranking the reel handle a few times and having the rod load up to the weight of a big, angry salmon.
LAND BASED GAME FISHING
Land based game fishing is undoubtedly one of sport fishing’s ultimate challenges! Tackling huge fish from rock ledges has become hugely popular over the last few decades with some truly phenomenal captures being made from the sand stone ledges around Jervis Bay.
GETTING STARTED WITH STICKBAITS
Stick baits are now readily available from micro sizes suitable for bream & whiting all the way up to XOS sizes for GT’s , tuna & even billfish!
The new Shimano Stella FJ has the smoothest, most efficient drive train Shimano has ever engineered with unprecedented durability.