The factors influencing a person’s choice between either a one-piece fishing rod or a two-piece fishing rod should get more discussion time than they do.
Fishing for the perfect destination to keep the family happy this upcoming school holidays? Well sort out that tackle box and dust off the camping gear – you won’t catch better than the 3rd Annual Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival, happening September 27-29 this year.
Everyone who owns a boat understands that they have a life expectancy and when that point is reached with your current boat, it’s time to start looking for a new one. Commonly that point is size related and most people upgrade to a bigger rig.
With whale season in full flight and the weather improving, if you needed any more convincing to load up the family and come and see what all the fuss is about well there’s always the fishing!
When either shallow frying your coated seafood or deep frying, it is always important to make sure that your oil is at the correct temperature. If you have a deep frying thermometer, heat the oil until the thermometer reads between 180°C to 200°C. A traditional test is to drop a cube of bread into the hot oil. If the bread browns in about a minute, then the oil is spot on for frying. Another trick to ascertain the temperature of the oil is to put the tip of a wooden chopstick into the oil. If tiny bubbles surround the tip of the chopstick, the temperature of the oil is approximately 200°C.
You beauty! Spring is here, the weather has warmed up nicely and the fish are co-operating really well. September is full on for fishing around Mackay, no matter what your preference, from the dams to the reef.
It’d be difficult not to notice the improved inshore weather conditions that have prevailed through August in South East Queensland.
Not to sound like I need a cleanex or require a teaspoon of cement, but how cold has it been this year? We have had some very cool waters this last few months leaving making you question the logic of any form of fishing.
This has to be one of the best times of the year for freshwater fishers. Winter sees the action slow down and as the days get longer and warmer, the action really heats up in the rivers, creeks and dams. The bass season is again open, making the river and creek fish a target species once more. My kayak has collected some dust and is somewhere under the pile of gear sitting on top of it – I hope.
Spring usually heralds the beginning of the best weather of the year and we revel in some seasonally great fishing days.
As we leave another crisp winter we say good-bye to what has been a great season on the fishing front. With our wayward weather throughout the year it’s good to see the consistency come in the waterways as brave and eager anglers have been rewarded for their efforts both in estuaries and inshore waters.
Snapper, snapper and a few more snapper is what it’s all about at the moment. In fact we’ve seen so many snapper that on social and business trips we’ve often had to find other species to target because we’ve already reached our limit!
September sees the water temperatures stay around 20-22ºC and, in general, the wider grounds fish well. Target species include snapper, pearl perch, amberjack, yellowtail kingies and samsonfish. The snapper start to decline a bit in numbers towards the end of the month as the spawning season tapers off.
We have had a very memorable August with plenty of fish caught and an awesome event held for the Cancer cuppa day in Karumba.
It’s always an exciting time of year when September comes around as the crossroads of the seasons meet in the tropics. All our winter species are still peppering away and now the spring-summer species are joining the party. It makes for an action packed time on the water, and the weather is generally fantastic.
This month will see Fraser Island's tailor season in full swing and all indicators are suggesting more great catches. Early season catches have included a big proportion of small fish, but this is much the same pattern that was encountered last year.
It's official, Fraser Island is the tailor capital of Australia. Don't believe it? Then why not come and find out for yourself. This month is prime tailor time but there will still be plenty of action during October. Let's look at how we can make your Fraser Island tailor expedition successful and enjoyable.
September is an awesome month to fish on the Gold Coast. The weather is often perfect, with light westerly winds in the morning and dropping out throughout the day. So why not take advantage of this time of year and get out there!
Traditionally, September is very much a transition month where we begin to see a shift back to warmer tropical water temperatures.
Since the release of the latest series D-Max a few years ago, Isuzu Ute Australia has progressively released new models to take on the opposition, which is pretty fierce when we consider the market niche.
Just 20km out of Tully is the picturesque Googarra Beach Caravan Park, and it’s a place you don’t want to miss.
In last month’s issue I highlighted the need to carry sufficient spares, choosing the best weight of fly rod for the job at hand, as well as the need for a thorough pre-use service of reels that are likely going to be in a harsh environment for an extended time. This month, I will also offer some more hints on tackle care when fly fishing in tropical environment and some fishing tactics as well.
Bundaberg-based Sea Jay Boats have been in the alloy boat business long enough to know what works well, what can turn a good boat into a great boat and how to pack features and performance into a compact package.
A new product that stood out at the Tinnie and Tackle show earlier this year was the Hot Box. The Hot Box is a portable outdoor stove, much like an old Billy stove of yester year but with some pretty fancy modifications allowing it to be portable and travel friendly.
There’s been not much of a winter this year so fish like barra and jacks kept up with reasonable numbers even on pretty cool days.
September really looks like it could fish as well as any if air and water temperatures are anything to go by.
Recreational lure fishing recently lost one of its few remaining timber lure shapers when Ken Richardson from Yeppoon lost his battle with cancer.
The winter fishing season started with a bang but soon settled into patchy weather that did not give us many offshore opportunities.
It's blooming spring so bring on the flowers and the fishing.
Recent weather has still been unreasonable for most offshore fishers and those very same trade winds have been pushing showers onto the coast making for some very cold fishing conditions inshore.