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Early birds catch the fish

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

It’s funny how you can look back on each year and nominate a species that was the highlight. In 2004, the cobia were so thick they were being caught from the breakwall and rocks with regular certainty. In 2012, catching pigs from the stones was a day-and-night, as-many-as-you-wanted affair. Last year it was the cicada/bream surface bite, and I think 2015 might be the year of the blue swimmer crab. It’s an early call, but I’m already sick of eating them!

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Happiness on the Hawkesbury

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

I trust you all had a great Christmas and New Year, filled with plenty of fishy tales. We experienced some amazing fishing leading up to Christmas and this should continue, with some normality being restored to our waterways as the month closes out.

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Tropical speedsters invade Ballina

Tristan Sloan | First Published: January 2015   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

I’m hoping everyone reading this has had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday, with the added bonus of some well-deserved time off spent fishing!

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A great time for an adventure

David Solano | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far North Coast / The Tweed /

Happy New Year, it’s that festive time so first up I’m going to mention some of the great family fishing spots around the Tweed.

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My Name’s Glen, and I’m a codaholic!

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

It’s hard not to get all caught up with the mighty Murray cod, as they have so many attributes that flick switches for anglers. For me, aggression and attitude are high on the list; seeing a big one follow and miss a lure at your feet, fins all erect, turning this way and that, looking, searching, like a junkyard dog that’s just ripped the backside out of an intruder’s trousers.

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Batemans area on song for summer

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

Marlin, mahimahi, mulloway, whiting, flathead and tailor are the headline acts this summer. With Christmas behind us and family commitments having been met, maybe we are off the chain and now free to do some serious fishing!

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Trout turn it on for summer

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

Happy New Year from all of us at Steve Williamson’s Tackle Shop and Fishing Adventures. Another year and with all the water about we are currently experiencing some of the best trout fishing for many years.

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Holiday time, but the fish are at work

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

If you’re hoping for some tips on how to get away from the crowds this month, then you’re in, and out, of luck. This issue I’ll be mostly talking about what’s biting and where, as there is a lot of action to direct you to. If you refer back to last month’s issue though, you’ll find a whole host of options that may help you escape the mob during this busy time of year on the Coffs Coast.

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2014 Yamaha Cod Classic

Stephen Booth | First Published: January 2015   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

Australia’s richest freshwater fishing tournament and most eagerly awaited social event on the fishing calendar, the 2014 Yamaha Cod Classic and Wilson Fishing Junior Cod Classic was held from December 5-7 at the home of Murray cod fishing, the stunning Lake Mulwala.

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It’s all good news from the Merimbula region

Stuart Hindson | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far South Coast / Merimbula /

The local reefs around the Merimbula area have been going great guns of late, and I expect this action to continue for the next few months. The majority have produced the goods on most days, but moving around and locating the fish on the sounder has certainly improved catch rates for switched on anglers.

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Wagonga on fire with huge lizards

Stuart Hindson | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / South Coast / Narooma /


Wagonga Inlet is fishing like its former glory days, with this month the best l have seen it in many a year. I know that's a big statement, especially when you fish it as regularly as l do, but truly, it's red hot at present. It really doesn't matter what species you want to target, you will catch them with the right methods at the right times, and lure and bait fishos are getting plenty.

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River or ocean?

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

Last month proved to be a great time to go fishing, both along the coast and in the rivers.

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Rain still needed, but the fishing remains good

Dave Mclean | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Maitland /

The days are becoming quite hot and long, so plan to get out on the water early, have a break in the middle of the day, and then fish until sunset when the fish tend to bite quite well.

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Conditions point to a good summer of fishing

John Menhennett | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Mildura /

River levels have dropped and continue to fall back into the banks. Flows have subsided after a flush just before Christmas, and water clarity is good enough to catch some nice fish in. It’s gearing up to be a fantastic summer of fishing around Mildura, particularly if targeting the iconic Murray cod in the mighty Murray.

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Racks and yaks

Justin Willmer | First Published: January 2015   »  Regular Features / Kayaking /

With most of our kayak fishing taking place within an hour or so of home we have always transported our kayaks using soft racks or simply loaded them into the tray of the ute. However, with a couple of long-range adventures on the cards, the time had come to look into a more permanent and sturdy option.

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The Bimini Twist

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

The bimini twist creates a 'double line' at the end of the angler's main line. It is generally accepted that the bimini will provide a knot with 90-95% of the original line strength of the main line.

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Taking kids fishing

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

It was Saturday the 1 November 2014, 9am, only 3 hours before the east coast barramundi fishing closure, so I thought it would be a last chance shot at a barra. Two hours earlier, my 12 year old son was still in bed and I was having trouble getting him up to go fishing, now he’s glad he did!

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2014 Rapala BARRA Tour

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

The 2014 Rapala BARRA Tour was one for the ages, highlighted by good angler attendance and red-hot fishing across all 3 events. The BARRA Tour visited the quality impoundments of Teemburra Dam, Kinchant Dam and Peter Faust Dam to determine which team would take out top honors. In the end, it was a tight race that went down to the wire with 8 teams in contention right up until the final session. Let’s take a look at the winners of each event and who took out the 2014 Team of the Year.

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Still a belter on the blacks!

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

Now that the silly season is in the rear view mirror, hopefully we get some decent weather for the remaining few months of summer and get out and do more fishing!

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Wyaralong Dam Carp - Tilapia Eradication Comp

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

The ‘carp out - natives in’ concept was started by a small group of concerned anglers in the Rathdowney/Beaudesert area to get introduced noxious carp out of the Logan and Albert River systems and replace them with native fish.

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Raw fish the Melanesian way

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

Pronounced kokonda, but spelt as kokoda, without the ‘n’ as Fijians sometimes do this accompanying photo sequence is the Fijian version of the dish ceviche (coconut fish salad).

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Another year fishing in Paradise!

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


January can be a very unpredictable month in our area, as our wet season heavy rains usually don’t hit until late in the month or early February, however, I have no doubt that January will have pouring rain!

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Bring on the afternoon action

Josh Dunn | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Gold Coast /

With the fish firing it's about time to head into the canals and fish for the summer species; mangrove jack in particular, along with GT, bream and flathead.

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Trolling lures produce the goods

Jason Ehrlich | First Published: January 2015   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Last year raced past and we are already welcoming 2015. The summer months and temperatures are well and truly here, which can make for some uncomfortable fishing during the heat of the day. This brings me to fish handling during the hot months. This time of year can produce some exceptional fishing and anglers will catch well over their bag limit and fish need to be released.

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Red shines on Rainbow

Ed Falconer | First Published: January 2015   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Rainbow Beach /

Our fantastic run of weather has continued, allowing for many successful fishing trips offshore.

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The snapper will keep you busy

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

The weather pattern over the past month or so has been average to say the least with strong northerlies dominating.

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Black are back for marlin mayhem

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

This month should be a sensational one for chasing small black marlin on the inshore grounds off the Gold Coast. With earlier great fishing around Hervey Bay, the southern push of the East Australian Current will see huge numbers of 15-40kg black marlin arrive on the Gold Coast this month.

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Mack muscle in on the sailfish

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

The silly season has been and gone and if you are like me, you would have over-indulged in food and a few bottles of festive cheer. The weather has been kind to us up here over the last month with fair seas and some much needed rain brought on by storms. The New Year should bring some more rain and hot temperatures, perfect for getting out there on the water and enjoying the tropics.

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Anticipating a good wet

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

The last half of last year was very windy and made fishing a lot tougher than it needed to be. Some good catches were had for those willing to work hard, but for most it was not what they were expecting. We can only hope for a calmer year this time with a good wet season. Storms are usually a given in January, so always be wary when on the water.

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A great year and more to come

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

As we look back over the course of 2014, there are a few categories that tell us it was a very productive year.

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