How to Catch

Autumn Snapper

Many keen Melbourne anglers start fishing for snapper around late September and finish a week or so before Christmas. They then either pack the boat away or start fishing for whiting – and these days we can confidently say tuna and kings as well. You can’t get offshore every day and on those days that you want to tangle with

Read More »

Impoundment Barra In The Wet Season

The wet season of northern Australia is an incredible time to fish for impoundment barramundi. Often the dams are on the rise and the big mature fish fire up as they attempt to escape the freshwater dams with the flooding rains and push to the ocean. Thankfully most of our stocked barra impoundments trap the fish in regardless of the

Read More »

How To Catch Dusky Flathead

There are several Australian fish species that could be labelled iconic, with barramundi, Murray cod and snapper all regarded as prized targets. However, the humble dusky flathead might just be top of the list thanks to its distribution and accessibility for anglers along east coast estuaries. It has great sport fishing qualities and, of course, a unique shape and features

Read More »

Livebaiting For Kingfish

Due to the kingfish’s range and location around the country, it opens up a whole host of angling methods, with jigging probably being the best-known technique. However, past years have seen topwater fishing with poppers and stick baits become hugely popular, and while I do love these forms of fishing, it’s live baiting that really gets me excited – as

Read More »

Goulbourn River Trout

As floods and generally horrid weather swept through Victoria at the start of spring, I didn’t make the annual journey to Victoria’s Goulburn Valley for the opening of trout season. That made it three years in a row I had missed trout opening (thanks to lockdowns) and almost two years since I’d been trout fishing. To be honest, I hadn’t really missed it, or given it much

Read More »

Offshore Gummy Sharks

While the humble gummy shark does venture into our bays, the largest numbers of gummies are found offshore between the surf beaches and the edge of the continental shelf. Here gummies are in great numbers as they roam Bass Strait and our southern coastline. Fishing for gummies in this offshore ground anywhere from 20m deep out to 200m is a

Read More »

Post Flood Cod

It was touch and go whether to attempt fishing a swollen Murrumbidgee – but the trip brought some trophy cod and a flood of ideas.  Should we go or should we stay? Does the risk outweigh the reward? They’re the key cod conundrums we have deliberated most in recent times. With fluctuating river levels, we have had to cancel trips

Read More »

East Coast Snapper

Words & Images: Al McGlashan An attractive fish with silvery pink flanks dotted with brilliant iridescent blue spots, the snapper is one of our most sought-after species. In Australia they are plentiful right around the southern half of the country, from Exmouth to Gladstone,, and the species is found sporadically across temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific from Japan to India

Read More »

How To Catch Mulloway

Words & Images: Mark Gerkovich For anglers who don’t fish offshore, mulloway are perhaps the pinnacle of saltwater species for people fishing their local rivers, estuaries or beaches. But despite this, due to their elusive habits, they seem an unachievable myth to most. Here are a few ideas to help you on your journey to debunking the myths and improving

Read More »

Join Our Newsletter

Exclusive Content And Early Access E-Mag And Videos.