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No excuses to not fish

David Seaman | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Mid North Coast / Forster /

Now that we have longer days regulated with daylight savings there is no excuse not to go for a fish after work!

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Be prepared for sensational angling

Dan Selby | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / The Hawkesbury /

Each year in September we see air temps rise, causing a hive of activity on land, but the large volume of water in our estuaries means they take longer to warm up. This month, however, the water temps should get a proper rise. When it occurs, most fish will come on the bite with a vengeance. Anglers should be prepared for some sensational angling.

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Golden moments

Glen Stewart | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Lithgow-Oberon /

For me Windamere in October is hard to get away from. It’s a social thing just as much as a fishing thing, as most people know the boat and are happy to chat. It’s great to catch up with people you haven’t seen for months, swapping stories and techniques.

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Snap into action!

Anthony Stokman | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / South Coast / Batemans Bay /

After a bit of a slow tuna run we are looking at targeting inshore snapper and deep dropping for blue eye trevalla. Hands up who is sick of wintery conditions! The colder months aren’t so bad if the fish are biting and the tuna are running, because it’s not long after a hook-up that the layers come off and you’re in a T-shirt and loving life. Especially if it’s also a sunny day, then it’s magic! Winter is very bearable when you get days like that. This past winter was a bit slow though, and it’s only now that we’re seeing some good water returning, giving us hope for some yellowfin and albacore.

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Kingies more prolific

Darren Thomas | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney North /

With that horrible cold weather all behind us, some ripper fishing is to be had this month out here on Sydney’s north side. You can expect the kings to become more prolific and the snapper bite to head into full swing, not to mention the flatties waking up and the arrival of the marlin offshore.

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Lure and fly tactics for Jindabyne

Steve Williamson | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Jindabyne /

Spring is definitely here and all eyes are now on the opening of the rivers once again on Saturday October 12th this year. The good news is that the rainbow trout spawning run was very good this year as a result of high rainfall in late August and a good snowmelt that created the perfect spawning conditions. I visited Thredbo River at least once a week last month to establish how many fish I could see and there were plenty! We will have to just wait and see what the river offers up for the opening weekend.

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A little bit of everything

Stephen Worley | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Mid North Coast / Coffs Harbour /

Spring started for us in September, but in terms of water temperatures we’re still in the depths of winter offshore. The current is not likely to return to the coast until we’re well into summer, and with an El Nino system kicking in for us it’s likely that the water will stay quite chilly off the coast all summer.

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West Dives Deep to Win

Tag | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

Ipswich’s Charles West reined supreme in the 2nd BASS Electric Major with the Haswing sponsored tournament pro fishing a deep water approach to secure victory in the Haswing Lake Moogerah BASS Electric Major, 2 August.

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Springtime brings big lizards

Joe Allan | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

The start of spring has bought some great fishing opportunities with it. The wild Australian bass season opened last month, and it wasn’t long before we saw some quality captures around the area.

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Results of the Central Vic Lure Casters Super Series 2015

Tony Bennett | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Yarrawonga /

Trying to inspire anglers about any native fishing opportunities that exist in and around Lake Mulwala throughout September and into early October is nigh on impossible. With Cod season closed until December 1 and a few more weeks of warm weather required to get the yellas up and about, this is the time for a bit of gear and boat maintenance.

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Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic

Dave Irvine | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

As the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club closed its doors, the fate of the Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic for 2015 became uncertain and the tournament was postponed from its regular June long weekend date.

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Waters are warming

Peter Le Blang | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Pittwater /

Finally the cold water has started to disappear from Pittwater. It’s being replaced with the warmer water from along the coast, and the difference in temperature has meant that the fish are starting to bite more often.

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Rush after the flush

Johnny Nolan | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Illawarra / Nowra /

The river received a good flush with the recent flooding rain, as have all the estuaries in the area. In the upper river the extra flow should have been good for the bass making their annual migration upstream.

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Looking forward to warmer water

John Van Eyk | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far North Coast / The Tweed /

Lately there have been reports of some reasonably large tailor taken down around Kingscliff area and Salt Beach. As well as the usual baits and metals, we’re seeing more anglers throwing Zman 5” JerkshadZ plastics, which can withstand damage from the tailor’s teeth.

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Upgrade to an improved clinch knot

Kim Bain | First Published: October 2015   »  Feature Articles / Queensland /

The improved clinch knots are a commonly chosen choice for tying terminal tackle components like hooks and swivels to light monofilament-type lines under 10-15kg in breaking strain.

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Look to the skies for big Hervey Bay tuna

Mark Bargenquast | First Published: October 2015   »  Feature Articles / Queensland /

Finally, October arrives and the winter begins to thaw. I heartily dislike the cold season for fishing. Don’t get me wrong – snapper, bream, flathead, and tailor are always fun to catch and can provide some great meals but big tuna, GT’s, queenfish and barra are much more exciting to hook and the warm weather will bring them onto the radar as well as making those early starts much easier.

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Pelagic invasion on the cards

Scott Bradley | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Central QLD / Hervey Bay /

With the northerly winds increasing in regularity through September we can only hope that this month isn’t a total blowout like October has been in some years.

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Seafood stir-fry

Lynn Bain | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Cooking /

Stir-frying is an active cooking method, with the ingredients being moved around in the wok continuously. So when making a seafood stir-fry, I tend to use the more durable seafood types such as prawns, scallops and calamari pieces (rings or strips).

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Baitfish bonanza along the walls

Keith Day | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Mackay /

Spring is here with a vengeance and the northerly winds have seen the baitfish moving in closer to shore and the predators are right behind them, giving local anglers a pelagic fish bonanza right on their doorstep.

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Fresh is best

Jason Ehrlich | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Freshwater / Freshwater QLD /

Last month, we saw the impoundment bass fishing pick up with some cracking fat bass being caught. Now the water has warmed up a bit we can expect the golden perch to jump on that bandwagon. These fish are known to be lazy, however they will be fired up and willing to chase faster presentations this spring.

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Perfect pearls

Ed Falconer | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

We may not have had the greatest run of weather, but the trips we’ve done offshore have been fantastic.

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Where there is bait – there will be fish

Grayson Fong | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Northern Bay /

Fresh southeasterly winds have been the order of the month in the Northern Bay as spring gets into full swing. Increasing ambient and water temperature has been favourable for fishing conditions in the local waterways over the last month with the spring season attracting more and more boating interest in all corners of our bay area.

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Get onboard a chomping charter

John Gooding | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Brisbane Offshore /

This time last year the snapper were in full swing and managed to stay on in good numbers right through until Christmas. With the water cooling down late, this year is shaping up to be the same.

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Coastal cobia on offer

David Green | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Gold Coast /

In October 2014 huge schools of yellowfin ranging from 30-60kg showed up out wide on the 500-1000m line off the Gold Coast and it seems highly likely that this exciting trend will repeat itself this year.

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Reef rampage with rising temperatures

Luke Griffiths | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Whitsundays /

Spring is upon us and we have a spring in our step, because the weather has been kind and so have the fish. Spring is our prime time up here with the weather and fishing turning it on.

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Dry days don’t rule out great fishing

Alan Gurney | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Karumba /

September has seen the barramundi turn up and the blue salmon continue to tempt everyone out the front. While we have not had a good year for barramundi so far in the gulf due to hardly any rain, it was a welcome feeling to be able to target and catch them without too much effort.

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All round action in the tropics

Lynton Heffer | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Port Douglas /

October is arguably the best fishing month all round in the tropics. It is a crossover period where all manner of species are on the move, whether it be inshore or offshore.

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Red October spreads excitement

David Hodge | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Townsville /

Along with the water, the fishing has been heating up too! The offshore stuff has really kicked into gear now. The numbers of fish aren't ground breaking, but everyone is apparently having a ball.

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Northerly winds fire up barra

Rob Howell | First Published: October 2015   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

It’s been an encouraging start to the season with our first constant northerly winds bringing the barra on the bite.

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Take a minute to visit Stanage

Von Ireland | First Published: October 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Central QLD / Stanage Bay /

Each year Stanage has wonderful fishing visitors and this past month hasn’t been any different with the weather turning it on for these willing fishers. I’m glad to see and hear that some are taking my advice and using Stanage as a home base to camp overnight near the islands or on the islands to allow them the longest time to fish and to catch both tide changes. 

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