How to Catch

golden mahi mahi

Can you imagine catching a fish that is as ugly as it is beautiful, both easy to catch and hard fighting, and also one of the best tasting fish in the sea?
I know this sounds like an impossibility, but ladies and gentleman, this fish actually exists!  The Mahi Mahi or “Dorado” or “Dolphin fish” (no relation to the dolphin of

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Trolling for Spanish Mackerel

Spanish mackerel must be one of the most reliable sport fish in the sea. Once you know how and when to catch them you know you are never short of a bit of action. They are the ultimate predator, with a streamlined body that is built for speed and razor sharp teeth that make them the fish killing machines that

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spinning for spanish mackerel

  High-speed spinning for Spanish mackerel is definitely one of the most exciting brands of sport fishing. With one glimpse of a Spaniard it’s obvious that evolution has perfectly crafted this fish for destroying lures at warped speeds. The classic strike from one of these tropical speedsters usually starts with a serious bone jarring jolt, followed by a series of

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Kingfish On Soft Plastic Stickbaits

Words & Images: John Cahill For those that haven’t had the pleasure….. Kingfish are widely distributed around our coast and are an iconic sportfish.  Renowned for being fussy, uncooperative and dirty fighters with a bag of tricks to bust you off, they are well worth the effort to find and catch by any method. Kingfish are a member of the

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getting into kayak fishing

I relate kayak fishing to another hybrid sport – wind surfing.  Take two perfectly good elements, surfing and kite flying I suppose and mash it into some connected sport.  Much is the same with kayak fishing although it’s a little simpler to see where this came from.  Some bloke out on a hollowed out tree trunk thousands of years ago

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Jungle Perch

Jungle perch Kuhlia Rupestris are a superb sport species native to north Queensland within Australia which are high on many anglers wish list to tackle with. They are not monstrous fish only growing to around 50cm or 3kg but what they lack in size they make up for in aggression and eagerness to take an artificial offering. In many ways

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Gummies from the surf

Many fishermen fortunate enough to own a boat would seldom spare a thought of targeting large fish in the surf or any fish land based, demeaning this style of fishing for those without a vessel. Those that do partake in land based angling, often limit their options to the usual suspects, chasing salmon in the surf or pinkies off a

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Gummies from the boat

Gummy Sharks have been a favourite of mine for a very long time and, probably will be for the rest of my days. I have many great memories of hours spent on the water with great mates soaking baits and waiting for a reel to howl under load. It’s quite a relaxing way to fish and very rewarding when you

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Giant Trevally On Surface Lures

Words & Images: Damian Bowman The past ten years has seen a lot of hype and excitement surrounding surface luring for giant trevally. This is understandable when you take one look at any video that shows smashing surface strikes from powerful fish of monstrous proportions. With cutting edge technology enabling new powerful drags in spinning reels, and specially designed rods

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