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Ripper season ahead

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

The typical long cold winter is now behind us so we can look forward to a ripper season, if recent reports are anything to go by.

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Spring is a special time in Bendigo

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

We are now moving into the spring months and this is typically a time of the year where we can experience many changes within the waterways in the Bendigo region.

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Reds spread across the bay

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

Another snapper season is in full swing with plenty of reds being found out in the bay for land-based anglers and those with boats. Best of all, there has been a wide spread of fish with plenty of solid specimens in the shallower areas, as well as the deeper water.

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The pink sea returns!

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

We are well and truly into Westernport’s snapper season now and what an absolute ripper of a start it continues to be.

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From trout to tuna

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

We have yet again experienced a phenomenal bluefin tuna season with school-sized fish still being caught just several kilometres offshore throughout the month of August and even into September!

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Full lakes and trophy trout

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

Right now is the prime time to get out on our crater lakes and experience nothing short of a trout bonanza.

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Next gen get involved

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

The next month provides good fishing for estuary perch in the Surf Coast estuaries and, now that we have a fish ladder at the second break in the Barwon River, I wonder how long it will be until we see estuary perch caught further upstream and maybe even around Geelong?

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Sharks, snapper and salmon on fire.

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

Lake Tyers is open and Pumping! Late August saw the Lake Tyers entrance finally open up to the sea, dropping the water level considerably and giving the system the flush out it desperately needed.

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Succulent snapper and tasty tentacles

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

October is the month when we really start to see some major improvements in the weather and with it comes more pleasant conditions for spearfishing.

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Trout season opens with a bang

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

The Ballarat and district anglers new trout season really kicked off with a bang.

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Bream are biting at Bemm

Robyn Sturgess | First Published: October 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / East Coast / Bemm River /

The entrance has recently closed. The fishing has been slow in the past month due to the amount of freshwater entering the lake system as a result of recent heavy winter rains.

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It’s almost Tee Tree snapper time again

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

The days are ticking by and soon the snapper will begin entering the bays for the late spring and early summer run.

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Ninety Miles of gummy sharks

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

It’s now gummy time at the Ninety-Mile Beach but let’s not forget about the other species such as salmon as they have been around in great numbers over the past month.

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All systems go

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

It’s all systems go now and when anglers are getting everything from whiting to gummy sharks and big flathead in between, there’s no excuses to not be out there getting stuck into the fish.

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Club Marine East Gippsland Bream Classic

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

The 3-4 May 2014 will be one that will go down in Vic Bream Classic history as one of the worst set of conditions anglers have had to face in the series’ 10 year history.

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Nelson Hobie Bream Classic

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

The weekend of the 14-15 June saw 47 teams make their way to the sleep township of Nelson for the Hobie Bream Classic.

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Impacts of Climate Change on Victoria’s snapper

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

Victoria, along with Queensland, NSW, SA and Tasmania is participating in the southeast regional section of national investigations into the future impacts of climate change on marine environments, fish stocks and fisheries.

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Tearing it up in Lucinda

Jeff Wilton | First Published: September 2014   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Winter has been a cracker, the pelagic fish were about in massive numbers and were hungry and ready to tear things to shreds. September will bring more of the same but the channel will start slowly warming up and the iconic barra will be more willing to open their mouths.

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Cracker jack action

Jason Wallis | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Pumicestone Passage /

September should see the water temp rise and bring on the jack action, fingers-crossed. Our winter wonders should still be kicking on with snapper still the main target for a little longer yet.

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All about the snapper

Peter Wells | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Noosa /

The offshore reefs are really firing up with snapper as the temperature drops and we get that great weather that seems to happen at this time of the year.

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Warm winter holds numbers

Nick Stock | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Cooktown /

A cooler and slightly longer winter than usual has seen good numbers of the typical winter culprits hanging around in good numbers. There are still plenty of bait in both of the local systems and as a result, there has been some decent fishing for the bread and butter species like pikey bream, grunter, flathead and trevally.

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MTA Sooty Grunter Winter League Rd 4

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

The weather was almost perfect again for the 4th and final round of the sooty grunter winter League at Eungella Dam on 19-20 July.

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Full ahead for flatties

Clayton Nicholls | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Central QLD / Yeppoon /

The moderately cool weather this winter has really kicked up the fishing in many areas. All the typical winter species such a bream and flathead are very active, and barramundi are still a good estuary species to successfully target. The systems are full of prawns and smaller baitfish, which is a great sign!

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The fishy food court

Tim O’reilly | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Cape York /

As the seasons change and we move from the grip of a tropical winter, the T-shirts are stored away and we once again reach for our singlet. So what’s in store for us over these next few months as temperatures begin to warm? Read on!

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DFA Surface lures - the cutting edge of lure design

Dave Magner | First Published: September 2014   »  Feature Articles / Queensland /

While diving lures and plugs dominate the hand made wooden lure market, I often wonder if the design and construction of sophisticated surface lures is where the cutting edge or lure making is headed.

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A belter along Barwon

Brad Mckendrick | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Caloundra /

Winter has finished for another year and it overall ended up being a little quiet. This was mainly due to the water temperature being up around 22ºC instead of the normal 19ºC.

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It’s time for flathead

Jason Medcalf | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Central QLD / Bundaberg /

It's time people! The water is warming up and so is the fishing.

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Threadfin save the day

Ryan Moody | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Hinchinbrook /

We certainly had a melodramatic winter, and it seemed to be one of the longest we’ve had for some time. Several bursts of southern air made their way north, keeping water temperatures well below average for inshore areas. I can’t wait for things to warm up further, and I’m sure there are plenty of northern fishos sharing my exact thoughts. Bring on summer and the awesome fishing that goes with it!

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Flathead on the move

Mick Morris | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Southern QLD / Jumpinpin /

Flathead are the best fish to target in September in the Jumpinpin area. The breeding season is well and truly underway and the lizards should be feeding up. Big flatties can grow to in excess of 1m, which are a fish of a lifetime!

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Last shot at barra, but Weipa options are endless

Josh Lyon | First Published: September 2014   »  Area Articles / Queensland / Tropical North / Weipa /

If you live in the Gulf of Carpentaria, or have planned a trip up this way September is your last month on the calendar to chase a barra.

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