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Fish go shallow as temp rises

Shane Lowery | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

November is a fantastic month for fishing the Glenelg River with warm weather and even hotter fishing.

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All set for a belter at Eildon

Andy McCarthy | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

It comes as no surprise that the fishing up the top end of the lake was a bit more productive than the bottom throughout October.

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Eildon gold rush

Andy McCarthy | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Last month the fishing was quite good with reports of nice yellowbelly coming in on a regular basis.

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Whopping whiting reward local knowledge

Alan Mc Fayden | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Inverloch /

With the winter activates done and dusted there has been a very noticeable numbers of angler, both in a boat and land-based getting out for a fish. This is great to see and the efforts have in most cases made the effort well worthwhile.

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New hotel brings visitors

Alan Mc Fayden | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Welshpool /

The only news that comes from this part of the world at this time of year is good news as far as fishing is concerned.

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Big post spawn bream are hungry

Jim Mcclymont | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Marlo /

The fishing in our area is great, the estuaries are producing some of the best fishing imaginable.

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Rivers running clear

Roger Miles | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Bendigo /

The catchments in the Bendigo region are drying out rapidly. At this stage, the amount of rainfall during spring has been well below average.

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Christmas comes early for red anglers

Lee Rayner | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Central / Port Phillip Bay /

November is like Christmas to a snapper angler! This month sees the reds generally go a bit silly as the water hits that perfect temperature that will have them biting, in many cases, all day long. Either way if you want to get on the water and a catch snapper, now is the time.

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The red sea returns to Western Port.

Adam Ring | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Central / Western Port /

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, snapper season is in full swing and what a season it continues to be.

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Cobden’s blue-nosed bruisers

Rod Shepherd | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Colac /

Spring would have to be my favourite time of year. The cold winter is long behind us and gentle, warm weather and spring rains have replaced those cold, often violent storms.

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Get excited for chunky chooks

Rod Shepherd | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Spring is well and truly here and the warm weather is certainly bringing out anglers in droves.

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Portarlington producing goods

Neil Slater | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Central / Geelong /

With the weather really starting to warm up down here and there’s options available to those fishing in fresh and saltwater, using both lures and bait.

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Bruisers from the beach

Lucas Smith | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Lakes Entrance /

It’s that time of year that you need to dust off the surf gear and get down to the beach as the fishing is red hot!

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Open season for lovely lobster

Shane Lowery | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Spearfishing /

November heralds the unofficial beginning of the spearfishing season, with the weather really heating up along with the quality and variety of species available.

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Great month for fluff chuckers

Shane Stevens | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Ballarat /

Fishing in and around the Ballarat district has really fired up with our spring weather well and truly here.

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It’s gummy time!

Will Thompson | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Ninety-Mile Beach /

Spring is here and anglers are flocking to the Ninety-Mile Beach for the annual run of gummy sharks.

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Gippy’s tricky trout

Will Thompson | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Central Gippsland /

Finally, trout opening is here and everyone seemed to get out to test the waters to see if the trout were going to behave this year. The good news is some of the rivers showed a lot of promise.

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Calamari are everywhere

Will Thompson | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / McLoughlins Beach /

We don’t talk about Calamari all that much in this reports as it does focus on McLoughlins Beach, but I think we need to talk about Port Albert a bit as the squid fishing has been nothing short of amazing.

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What’s happening to our trout streams?

Ross Winstanley | First Published: November 2014   »  Feature Articles / Victoria /

Fisheries Victoria is responding to anglers' concerns about the state of trout fishing in the State's northeast streams, but how much of what's happening is inevitable and irreversible?

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Big bluefin bonus

Mark Gercovich | First Published: November 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / West Coast / Warrnambool /

It was late March, 2006 when Ken Hinze and Cameron Order caught a 70kg tuna, which is recognised as signalling the rebirth of the south west SBT fishery.

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‘Lake Disappointment’ no more

Steve Haughton | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Blue Rock Lake is fast becoming the local hot spot for anglers. Having been dubbed ‘Lake Disappointment’ in the past, the fishing in recent times has shaken off that tag with more and more anglers reporting good fishing. All of which is credit to the successful bass stocking program by Fisheries.

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Port Phillip Bay, Carrum

Mitch Chapman | First Published: November 2014   »  Regular Features / Hot Spot /

This month, Chappy looks at the southeastern Melbourne Suburb of Carrum. This well-known launch site provides comfortable surrounds for visitors and some top access to Port Phillip Bay.

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Bostock jigs to win

Tag | First Published: October 2014   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

Peter Bostock claimed victory in the 2nd Haswing BASS Electric Major of the 2013 Bluefin Boats BASS Electric Series with the 42year old BCF Manager fishing a deep water ice jig approach to catch his fish.

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John Noble wins at magical moogerah

Tag | First Published: October 2014   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

On Sunday 31 August, 2014 Moogerah Dam in southwest Queensland’s scenic rim hosted round 3 of the Hobie® Kayak Bass Series presented by Daiwa.

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Spring on the sweetwater

Steve Starling | First Published: October 2014   »  Regular Features / Back To Basics /

Spring is a fantastic time to wet a line in any of our diverse freshwater environments, from the cool trout waters of the deep south all the way to the jungle perch and sooty grunter streams of our tropical rainforests. This month, Starlo offers some valuable freshwater fishing tips for new chums and old hands alike.

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Snapper coming on the chew

Alex Bellissimo | First Published: October 2014   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney Rocks /

The beginning of October to the last week of this month will be vastly different from the last two months. For a start daylight savings kicks in, it should be near the end of the westerly influence, the water temperature is rising slightly, and fish are on the verge of migrating in larger numbers. Snapper will be coming on the chew, especially towards the end of this month. Options are wash fishing or distance casting. Hmm, what should I do?

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Boat Review - Bar Crusher’s 670HTP

Stephen Booth | First Published: October 2014   »  Regular Features / Boating /

What a great boat! Yep, that’s my impression after spending a day on the bay in the 670HTP from Bar Crusher.

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Hoping for a spring bite

Glen Booth | First Published: October 2014   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Mid North Coast / Coffs Harbour /

It seems miles off at this stage, but some seriously encouraging numbers of juvenile black marlin being tagged in northern Queensland (150 plus in one tournament alone) suggests we might have a boomer black season here this coming summer. Of course, this is dependent on suitable current, bait, wind, rain (or lack thereof), and a number of other factors — like a useable boat ramp. Meanwhile, winter continues to linger here, with some welcome precipitation turning up to give the creeks a decent flush out in August — the best drop since March in fact.

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Stick to your guns

Gary Brown | First Published: October 2014   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney South /

It can be very hard to decide what species to chase in October. Maybe whiting off the beaches or the sand flats? Bream on surface lures or bait fishing in the channels? Maybe snapper on the close offshore reefs and rock platforms? Squid could be in with a chance over the kelp and weed beds or maybe the artificial reefs, and what about mulloway with soft plastics or baits in the deep water. Decisions, decisions, what to do?

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Beginners Guide for Kioloa to Lake Tabourie

Gary Brown | First Published: October 2014   »  Feature Articles / New South Wales /

For this Beginners Guide I’ll start at a small coastal hamlet located about 30 minutes south of Ulladulla and 30 minutes north of Batemans Bay, called Bawley Point. Bawley Point is located in the Shoalhaven region of the South Coast of NSW, strategically located between the Murramarang National Park, Morton National Park, the Meroo National Park and the Kioloa State Forest.

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