How to Catch

Victorian Yellowtail Kingfish

Victorian anglers can all rejoice as the epic yellowtail kingfish fishery is healthy and here to stay. Yellowtail kingfish – Seriola lalandi – are found all around the world in temperate ocean waters. In Australia they range from north Queensland, right across the bottom of Australia, and as far up the west coast as Shark Bay. Victoria is perhaps not

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NSW: Windamere Golden Perch

Words & Images: Dean  Norbiato If gluttonously big yellowbelly fill your fishing fancies, stop dreaming now. Don’t even bother scanning the internet or asking friends about how to fulfil this freshwater fantasy – I’ll save you the trouble! All you have to do is rally the troops, pack the finesse tools and point the rig in the direction of western

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How To Catch Golden Perch

Words & Images: Ross Borella Want to catch golden perch (yellow belly) on lures? Looking for a few tips? Then the following information should have you better equipped to get amongst some of these great medicine balls. Your approach has to be different to most other freshwater species, starting with the basics. Don’t race off expecting to catch golden perch

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Murray Cod On Top Water

Words & Images: Rod Mackenzie If your doctor prescribed fishing as a relaxing sport – stress-free and great for the karma – then believe me, they have never fished for Murray cod with surface lures. The lip-clad detonation as your lure is ripped from the roof is enough to put a skip in the heart of the calmest angler, especially

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How To Catch Estuary Perch

Words & Images: Dean Norbiato Every Christmas holiday the south coast of New South Wales swells to almost double its population. Every café, restaurant, truck stop, fishing shop and boat ramp heaves under a huge human mass, all looking to soak up every bit of their festive freedom. During this time, the fishing discourse is often dominated by the well-known

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Hervey Bay Black Marlin

Every year between October and January in south east Queensland we experiance a run of juvenile black marlin that are migrating for the first time in their life. Fisherman from north of Cairns right down to the north coast of NSW get the privalge of chasing these feisty little fish but it’s the fish trap of Harvey Bays Fraser island

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Big Southern calamari Of Port Phillip Bay

While Victoria’s Western Port Bay is known as a hot spot for catching large calamari year round, Port Phillip Bay is known as a highly productive squid ground but doesn’t offer the same consistency of size. With the on set of winter, cooler water temps and a current influx of bait into the bay, squid with hoods in excess of

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Landbased Mulloway

Words & Images: Peter Morris For many Australian anglers, jewfish (or mulloway) are a species that can become a near-unhealthy obsession. We are more than willing to throw frightening amounts of time, money and travel at these incredible fish and the more you see of that mesmerising silver glow, the more your “problem” develops. As your wife rolls her eyes

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Tip Run/Deep Water Squid

Words and Images: Kosta Linardos I  had the pleasure of taking out Taiki Natsume and Yudai Fujita from Yamashita in Japan on my local waters of Port Phillip Bay. For those who aren’t familiar with Yamashita, they are part of the Yamaria Corporation. Not only do they make some of the world’s best squid jigs but their hard-bodies, under the

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