How to Catch

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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How To Catch Garfish

Words & Images: Kosta Linardos   Whether you’re targeting them for bait or food, garfish are a species that every angler should be competent in catching. They’re accessible in every state and can be caught land-based, in bays, estuaries and offshore. Every predatory species, from snapper to marlin, responds to them as a bait and let’s not forget they are

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Trout On Fly- For Beginners

Learning to cast a fly rod effectively is essential to your success as a Trout Fly angler. There are many ways of learning, loads of books on the subject, dvd’s, youtube videos and Google is a wealth of information but by far the best way to learn to cast properly is to take some lessons from a recognized instructor or

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Fly Fishing For Pelagics

Fly fishing was first documented in 200 AD when the Roman Claudius Aelianus wrote a book called “On the Nature of Animais” which described how people fished with a feather tied to a hook in the river Astracus in Macedonia. The prey was presumably Trout or Salmon as the fish had a “spotted exterior”. In recent years fly-fishing has evolved

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flathead on fly

Yahoo! Wide open flats, favourite fly outfit, plenty of flathead and no motor to maintain. This article is a simple guide to getting started on your own flats flathead adventures. There are numerous species of flathead spread around our Australian coastline. Our target is the dusky flathead (Platycephalus fuscus) which is the largest member of the flathead family. Duskys can

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targeting estuary perch

Wherever estuary perch are found, whether it be in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the estuaries in the N.S.W coast, they are a charismatic and elusive species. Modern day anglers, often hear ‘old timers’ speak in very hush terms of estuary perch, how to catch them and where to catch them. In this day in age, we as keen anglers

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canal bream on plastics

For anyone interested in the finesse side of angling, targeting and catching bream residing in man-made canals has become arguably the most popular and competitive options out there. Although bream have been residing in man-made canals since man began building them, the tournament fishing phenomena that has taken over Australia has really benchmarked this species as one of our top

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