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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Hints for finding fish these holidays

HAPPY holidays to all Bush ‘n Beach readers. Hopefully 2019 brings us all plenty of fishing opportunities. January will be another busy month on the waterways around Brisbane. Heaps of people will still be on holidays, so expect the rivers and creeks to be busy with all types of watercraft. ...

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Battling the current to boat big red fish

BETWEEN bad weather and doing a new electronics refit to my boat, it had been a while between offshore fishing trips. With the new Furuno DFF3D, autopilot and another Furuno TZtouch2 multifunction display installed by Quality Marine Electronics I was keen to try it all out. With a reasonable weather forecast predicted, we soon ...

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New threat to jewfish stocks

FISH swim bladders have become the latest fad in the seemingly insatiable Asian market for natural substances that enhance sexual prowess. Here in Queensland, our two major species of jewfish stocks are ‘well endowed’ in the swim bladder department, to the extent that their stabilising organs are now suddenly worth ...

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Zerek Barra Tour a true test

I MANAGED a trip north late in 2018 to fish the Zerek ABT Barra Tour with mate Lachie Reed at Peter Faust, Teemburra and Kinchant dams. This year’s Barra Tour was certainly a tough event for us, with our pre-fishing hot and cold on all three dams. We spent the ...

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Top 10 tips for fishing success

FISHING is a sport where we are forever learning and over the past few decades I have learnt from magazines, television, the internet and other anglers, developing my knowledge and skills based around different species, techniques, environments, weather and water conditions, lure selection, knots and more. As we learn more ...

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Anglers thrill in the chill of winter fishing

There’s no off-season for serious anglers, and that includes winter. Numb fingers and lines iced in the rod guides are surmountable deterrents to anglers who recognize that winter delivers special opportunities. For example: Some open streams are unusually low, clear or uncrowded during winter. Some lakes, such as Hog Canyon, ...

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