The real winter has finally arrived as we know it with some fantastic conditions throughout August. About time, but the old better late than never saying applies here with the whales providing background entertainment to the fishing and fantastic glassy afternoons.
The Noosa River has really turned it on this winter with plenty of big fish being caught. As we move into spring, let’s hope this continues!
The warm winter gear is packed away and the days are getting longer. This also means water temperatures are on the rise, which means good things in regards to fishing the channel.
Mark Lennox pieced together his vast knowledge to take out the Yamaha Clarence River BREAM Qualifier with a 10/10, 5.74kg limit. Grant Kime secured his ticket to the BREAM Grand Final by securing second place with a 10/10, 5.19kg limit, while Ian Miller showed he is as dangerous as ever taking out the Non-Boater division with a 10/10, 4.35kg bag.
Salmon have been quite prolific off the beaches. Virtually any beach with a few gutters is going to produce.
There have been a few signs lately that the cool weather may be drawing to an end.
The start of Spring will hopefully bring warmer weather, higher water temperatures and more hungry fish. We can only hope.
Some of the best fishing fun you can have can be when you potter around the rocks at this time of year.
The days may be getting longer and the air a bit warmer, but if you are a fish it’s still Winter.
As is usual, redfin have been the main targets at Blowering Dam over the Winter.
I’m hoping that by now the westerly winds are starting to ease a little. They have a tendency to whip up the water and make for very dangerous times, especially in smaller boats, so this month be careful if you’re out and about and they blow up.
Like most of us, I am very much looking forward to some nice Spring weather and the improved fishing that comes with it.
With more rain finding its way to the Far South Coast over the past few months, creeks and rivers are flowing in the Eden area, ensuring good fishing over the coming months.
After another good lot of rain which came down from the north gave Mallacoota a good soaking, the water was brown in the lake and out to sea for some distance.
Its time to defrost as we head into Spring and there’s nothing better than feeling the sun on your face in the morning.
It's been a disappointing season for those targeting southern bluefin tuna way offshore, with only a few decent-sized fish caught.
With Winter officially over we can expect warmer days and a few more fish. In saying that, it hasn't been too bad lately, depending on what you’re after.
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.
The Kapten Waverider 490 is a highly seaworthy alloy boat with unique internal side flotation and a somewhat radical design. That’s not surprising, considering it’s the newest product from Pat Jones, the inventor of Boat Collar, an add-on stabiliser and flotation product.
Over the past couple of months the frustration levels of reef fishers have increased dramatically, all because of our Aussie piranhas, the leatherjackets.
It’s still prime time to fish Sydney offshore and all anglers will find many species to target as the westerly winds keep the swell down.
Cod fishing along the Murray River slowed a little as the cold weather robbed the determination from all but the keenest of cod addicts and now the season has closed, they’ll have to wait until December to get their next fix.
Not too many native fish fans get overly excited when September rolls around; it signifies the closing of the Murray cod season and for many fishos the gear will be put away until Summer comes around.
The cold water is well and truly running through Sydney now, confirmed by the constant stream of whales passing by the Heads and occasionally even poking their blubbery noggins into Manly for a quick look.
With the arrival of Spring we can hope for the westerlies to keep away and with the days becoming longer, the water temperature in the dams and the rivers should begin to rise.
September is usually one of the poorest months for fishing in the Manning area.
September is a great time to get out and chase a fish the mighty Clarence River is well known for – mulloway.
With lovely Spring weather on the cards, it’s time to hit the water and enjoy some fishing fun. Early starts will get easier this month and with the estuaries firing on all fronts, there should be lots on offer.
Although it seems just a few weeks ago that the stream trout season closed, we are already looking forward to the opening of the 2013-14 season in the first week of October.
Most seasoned anglers know you have to feel your way into a new season because every one is different.