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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

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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

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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

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How To Catch Mangrove Jack On Plastics

Sixteen years ago, as I made the move to Queensland, the goal of catching my first mangrove jack was nearly as important as finding a home. Like so many southerners wanting to catch their first, I had become somewhat obsessed with the look of these fish, and the stories of their aggression and power only added fuel to the fire.

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Targeting Dusky Flathead

Words & Images: John Cahill Humble is the most common word I see associated with flathead, but to me nothing about them is humble. In fact, when I have big dusky on the line, be it on finesse bream gear or something more appropriate, it’s not uncommon for my leg to get the shakes until it’s secure in the net.

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Murray Cod On The Murray

The mighty Murray River is the home of the legendary Murray cod but can often be one of the hardest systems to get consistent captures. This is due to the river being such a dynamic environment and constantly changing. The river is exposed to high and dirty water levels every time rain falls in the catchment, while levels also fluctuate

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How To Catch King George Whiting In Port Phillip Bay

Words & Images: Kosta Linardos If the sound of the final siren of the AFL Grand Final signals a psychological trigger to start snapper fishing in Melbourne, you could say Boxing Day is the point on the calendar when anglers switch their focus to King George whiting. Summer on Port Phillip Bay and whiting go together like cricket and beer,

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10 Tips To Fool A King

Words & Images: Mark Gercovich Perhaps more so than any other species, kingfish require you to specifically target them.  The techniques and tackle suitable for most other species rarely cuts it with kings.  Incidental hook-ups usually end in disaster as the rig/gear just isn’t up to the task of handling a king, particularly if it is a decent size. While

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Summertime Golden Perch

Golden perch prove a worthy foe in the warmer months when the mighty Murray cod won’t come out to play Golden perch are not often a freshwater species that gets much attention under the blistering rays of the summer sun. After taking centre stage in spring, which coincides with the Murray cod closed season, the yellowbelly fall down the pecking

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