How to Catch

Rigs For King George Whiting

Words & Images: Kosta Linardos   To the inexperienced bait fisherman, the idea of targeting whiting and successfully reaching your bag limit may seem an easy task. However, there is a lot more to catching the humble King George than is given credit for. Many anglers taking up the sport in the past decade have begun their fishing pursuits using

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Spinning From The Rocks – Nsw

Words & Images: Jamie Robley The fringe where salty seas clash with solid rock attract many different species of fish, as well as the keen anglers who chase them. Just like any other angling arena, our coastal rocks come in all shapes and forms, so the spectrum of fishing styles and techniques is equally diverse. Over the many years I’ve

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Impoundment Barra On Lipless Crankbaits

The vibe in the group was starting to wane. Under a fading sun and with the faint waft of a nearby fire quietly passing, the past 48 hours on the water had resulted in little more than a solitary ego-saving barra. The mercury had just dipped below 30 degrees and we were painstakingly working a shallow weedy area of Peter

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Estuary Perch On Bait and Lure

Words & Images: Mark Gerkovich Estuary perch hold a certain mystique for many anglers despite being fairly common throughout south-west Victoria, where they provide a popular option for anglers. They are a wonderful riverine lure-eating sport fish in an area that lacks such species compared with other parts of the country. Despite their name, estuary perch (Macquaria colonorum) also spend

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Landbased Barra

Words & Images: Cliff Mann I must admit that I get a little excited at this time of year, as March focuses my mind on just one thing: barramundi. With the wet season normally in full swing over the next couple of months, heavy rainfall can swell the upper reaches and tributaries of most river systems, and the barra (after

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Trolling For Striped Marlin

Words & Images: Lee McDuffie Many anglers that target striped marlin have their own ideas, techniques and theories on how best to target them – however, in my line of work (fishing tackle store) you get to hear many different theories of success and failure while fishing for striped marlin with lures. I have recently had some great success with

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Australian Bass On Soft Plastics

Words & Images: Dave Seaman With any sort of fishing there is scope for diversity when it comes to techniques for targeting a particular species. While there are very few things new in fishing, there is always room for improvement and fine-tuning to extract the most from our time spent on the water. In fact, perhaps the only thing new

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Backwater Brown Trout

There is a wide range of different methods you can employ to chase trout in the abundant river systems around the southern parts of Australia. Whether you fish with lures, bait or fly, every technique has its advantages and disadvantages. With so many different variations in trout-holding water available to us, one can never get fed up with trying to

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Targeting Bream

Words and Images: Jamie Robley Despite the enormous variety of fantastic saltwater and freshwater angling options around our great country, fishing for bream with bait, lure or fly stands out as perhaps the most popular of all. The distribution of bream around Australia’s coastal fringe means they’re accessible to the majority of the population. Other popular or iconic species, from

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