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Unreal fishing experience for young fishos

ALL through the working week I had been planning a fishing trip offshore because conditions were looking mint. I had teed things up with my mate Nick to take his boat offshore bright and early on a Saturday morning. We decided to chase pelagics and reef fish using soft plastics ...

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

WE finally had a bit of a break in the weather and it coincided with some days off. What’s a fishing guide to do? Go fishing, of course. After taking an overseas holiday and going camping with the family I was itching to get out wide for great bluewater sportfishing ...

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A beginner’s guide to catching black marlin

HOWDY folks, I hope you made some New Year’s fishing resolutions, but if not, it’s not too late. I must admit that in late-2017, catching black marlin was at the front of my mind in terms of my 2018 wish list. I was thinking it might have to wait until ...

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Catching mangrove jack from a kayak

BEING passionate about fishing often gives you the opportunity to go to epic places and see spectacular things. My girlfriend Leeah and I both have a never-ending love of the outdoors, and particularly areas that feature water due to the scaly creatures that usually inhabit it. A number of weekend ...

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Cod research findings

LOOKING back over eight years of working with cod, with two professors, two doctors of biology and three biologists, not to mention 100 mad-keen cod anglers who stuck tags into over 1500 of these great freshwater fish, what has happened with the results? In Queensland, we are still using the ...

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Unique fishing experience in Northern Territory

NUMBULWAR is an Indigenous community in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Its population fluctuates during the year depending on seasonal change and cultural proceedings, but around 687 people call Numbulwar home. The community is nestled between spectacular sand dunes that overlook the Gulf of Carpentaria towards the Queensland coastline, the ...

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Ultimate guide to catching snapper offshore

SNAPPER is one of those iconic species that’s on everyone’s wish list and the winter months through to late spring present the best time to be catching snapper on the offshore reefs of southeast Queensland. Tagging studies conducted over time indicate snapper populations in Moreton Bay tend to mostly stay ...

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Fish are deep but hungry

SPRING is finally here and it’s the time of year I always look forward to. The water temps are gradually increasing and the native fish in our stocked impoundments really spring to life and start gorging themselves. This means a great time to be on the water, particularly in the ...

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How to game fish successfully

THIS series of articles will focus on fishing for blue marlin but will address other species too. I will start at the logical place, which is the start. The biggest problem with game fishing is learning how to do it with a high level of success. It is obvious that ...

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Fast fish around Hinchinbrook Island

WELL hasn’t the year flown. December already, wow. It’s been a crazy year for us, with clients from all over the world and Australia coming to experience the fishing at Hinchinbrook Island. We have had so many amazing trips and met so many fantastic people from all walks of life, ...

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