Breaming the bobby cork way
Wayne Kampe | August 2016

Bobby cork, hook with small sinker and a bead working up against a bit of floss: it’s the simplest of rigs yet works wonders on bream around wash areas.

Bream are a highlight of fishing at this time of year. With a reputation of being tricky, picky, and generally shy biters, there is one situation where bream can become outright easy, and that’s when fishing around wash.
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Sussing out structure in freshwater
Rhys Creed | August 2016

This is the perfect picture to demonstrate how the root ball works. As you can see, the roots of the tree keep the truck off the bottom creating a pocket of space underneath the log. If water was covering this snag it would be a great hideout for a cod.

You may have heard the saying ‘location, location, location’ in fishing circles. For those of you who haven’t, it basically means that the location is extremely important in finding success. You need to be in the right location to find fish. What is the right location? It’s a very open question and that’s what I’m going to cover in this article.
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Gifts ideas for Father’s Day
Bob Thornton | August 2016

If your dad’s anything like my dad, the gifts he’ll really appreciate are the things he’ll get plenty of use out of. Because unfortunately, we can’t all have a Darryl Kerrigan type dad’s, who have poolrooms full of ‘sentimental’ gifts and an appreciation for the simplest of things.
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The allure of modification
Dan Kaggelis | July 2016

Having the same lure with different variations of hooks and ring sizes is always a good idea.

It’s hard to find an angler that doesn’t love lures. The prospect of flicking out an artificial offering and fooling a fish into feeding is hard to beat. While lure fishing may seem pretty straight forward, in reality it can throw up its challenges, especially when you begin to make adjustments and modifications.
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Getting the winter blues
David Seaman | July 2016

This 6kg groper is a beautiful example of the species with brilliant colouring and eye patch. Truly worth the respect of release.

There are few more challenging fish from the ocean rocks, for the bread and butter angler, than the blue groper. Winter is the best time to target trophy groper from the rocks, but remember to be gentle and return the big blues to the water.
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John from Fergos Tackle at Taren Point just loves his squid. So much so, that he releases all of his larger specimens.

I know that I don’t catch squid every time I target them, and that keeps me coming back time after time. When I do catch them, my major problem is whether I use my catch for bait or to take them home for a delicious meal.
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Winter beach fishing basics
Jamie Robley | June 2016

Tailor are one of the main species encountered along our beaches through the cooler months, particularly on the north coast.

When beach fishing comes to mind, it’s only natural to associate this great Aussie pastime with other summer traditions like cricket and the good old backyard BBQ. The truth is though, beach fishing can be a rewarding activity during any month of the year. Like other types of angling though, a few adjustments need to be made in order to make the most of what each season offers.
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Fish handling IV: ice brining
Blake Hudson | May 2016

Premium flake ice may be harder to source than cube ice from the servo, but either are suitable.

Welcome to the fourth and final part of the fish handling series. This month we take you through a critical and concluding step to sophisticated handling. I guarantee you will be taking home premium quality product for the dinner table!
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Stuarts Point – a friendly hideaway
Ryan Limpus | May 2016

Stuarts Point Holiday Park is one of the best-kept holiday parks the author has stayed in.

I’m a sucker for small riverside/beachside fishing villages. They remind me of years gone by, family holidays in the early 80’s when there was plenty to explore and options to try and catch a few fish. I have some great memories of staying at a similar sleepy fishing village with my parents. My days revolved around meeting up with other kids on holidays and going swimming and fishing all day and only heading back to the tent or van when it was time for dinner. Sadly, days like these are now rare. The holiday park at Stuarts Point however, provides an experience much like the one I have described. Here you can indulge in a carefree holiday in a relaxing environment with plenty of options for fishers and their families.
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