CHASING NQ MANGROVE JACKS
North Queensland is renowned for its awesome Barramundi fishing, but with the seas on closure just around the corner it’s time to focus on some other species.
FISHING THE ABROLHOS ISLANDS
The Abrolhos Islands are located approximately 35 miles west of the coast of Geraldton Western Australia, there are 3 main islands Wallabi Easter and Pelsart but for this article I'll be discussing fishing the southern group of Islands otherwise known as Pelsart Island group.
LANDING SA'S BIGHT REDFISH
It's hard not to love fishing the southern reefs given the variety of species you'll encounter and the fact that so many of the fish taste great and will eagerly snap-up a range of modern lure types and baits.
FRESHWATER FISHING ADVENTURES
I have said many times before that Mackay is blessed with such a vast and diverse array of fishingoptions, however a clear personal favourite is beginning to emerge with me.
TIME TO GO SOFT
Cool season saltwater fishing down south for me isn't about heavy tackle and big fish, it's about downsizing my gear and getting stuck into the unique mix of fish which peak over this unlikely period of the year.
HOW TO TIE A SLIM BEAUTY KNOT
According to my research, the Slim Beauty was developed originally as a fly fishing knot, specifically for connecting bulky fly line to either nylon or fluorocarbon leader material.
SEPHIA EGIXILE BB SQUID JIGS
I do a lot of squidding in the shallow bays around my home town of Port Lincoln here in South Australia. Squid make a fantastic bait for a wide range of species, but they’re also very tasty on the table themselves.
KINGS OF THE SOUTH
There’s a lot to like about yellowtail kingfish. They look great, fight till the death and have the potential to grow to XOS sizes. But they’re not an easy fish to crack, which also adds to their appeal.
PREPARING FOR SA'S OFFSHORE SEASON
It’s that time of year again when our offshore islands and reef systems here in SA see an annual influx of visiting pelagic species.
SOUTH OZ SALMON
We’re pretty fortunate here in SA to have Aussie salmon available on our surf beaches year-round. Our Aussie salmon, although not a high-end table fish, are a great sportfish and especially when caught from the surf.
SUMMER HOLIDAY FISHING
We’re fast approaching the peak summer holiday period which will see a multitude of people in and on the water right around our country.
JIGGING NZ'S RANFURLY BANKS
There's nothing like the built-up anticipation before a big trip.
SA'S PORT HUGHES SNAPPER CENTRAL
South Oz is blessed with many easy country escapes, where with a minimum of fuss and fuel, you can distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city and be in a laidback location and in the running for quality fish.
Although it’s not at the cutting-edge of sport fishing, bottom bouncing is still a productive way of securing some fresh fish for the table.
CAMPING AND FISHING
Camping and fishing often go hand-in-hand. A lot of our better fishing locations are off the beaten track and, given the distance and effort required to reach many of these locations, camping for a few nights makes a lot of sense.
KINGS IN THE TRAIL
We had a pretty cool session the other day out wide of the Eyre Peninsula here in South Australia.
FISHING WITH THE SOCORRO
Shimano’s range of Socorro SW threadline reels offers a quality saltwater spinning reel without a hefty price tag.
THE WINTER THAT WAS
Now that winter has drawn to a close, it’s interesting to look back over the winter that we had here in SA for 2017.
WALKING AND CASTING
Lately I’ve been doing a fair bit of walking along local beaches, casting soft plastics around the shallows.
SA'S TUNA RUN 2017
Each year here on the Eyre Peninsula we have a seasonal migration of southern bluefin which provides a real boon for trailer boat anglers.