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Kingfish micro-jigging basics
Scott Gray | February 2016

When it all comes together you can land very respectable kingfish on light micro-jigging tackle.

Jigging is a popular technique for targeting a wide variety of fish, from snapper to kingfish. One of the reasons that micro-jigging techniques have found a new niche with lure enthusiasts is it is essentially a scaled down version of more conventional jigging techniques and tackle.
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Does that make scents?
Peter Jung | February 2016

I have recently come to the conclusion that I have an infatuation when it comes to fishing scents and the use of them. I have a growing collection of different brands, styles and smells and I would rarely fish a soft plastic or a lure without some scent applied. After thinking about this, I have come up with the following conclusions for developing this obsession.
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Every issue of Fishing Monthly is filled with comprehensive articles that suggest tackle, bait, and locations for target species. This month we’re offering fresh information concerning fish handling as opposed to simply how to get them in the box. Welcome to the first instalment of a four-part series focused on caring for your catch. Releasing fish in a healthy condition is important for maintaining sustainable fish populations, and with this in mind I’ll include information on the many benefits associated with proper handling. I’ll also include an easy to follow guide on how to maximize the quality of catch you take home for the dinner table.
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Ten beach fishing tips
Jamie Robley | January 2016

There is a lot of beach fishing fun to be enjoyed at this time of year and in the months ahead. Although a relatively simple form of fishing, it’s best to be a little specific about things in order to bring results.

The coming months normally provide first-rate beach fishing right along the NSW coastline. Quite a few species are on offer as well, including bream, whiting, tailor, salmon and mulloway. Unlike mid to late winter, coastal water temperature remains very comfortable too, so feet don’t end up frozen, even when autumn starts kicking in.
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Spotlight on Tuross Head
Sean Thompson | January 2016

The entrance to the beautiful Tuross Lake doubles as a gorgeous sight and a great fishing spot.

Tuross Head is a picturesque seaside location, a short 5-10 minute drive off the Princes Highway between Moruya and Narooma on NSW’s beautiful South Coast. The township is nestled between two large scenic lakes and while it has a small resident population of around 2200 people, it’s a popular holiday home destination for Canberra locals as well as a favoured holiday destination for anglers and their families from much further afield.
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It’s all about the ‘boof’!
Robbie Alexander | December 2015

A nice surface feeding Murray cod caught on a Koolabung Codwalker.

Murray cod have always been one of the most sought after species of fish in Australian freshwater.
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Cranking cod on the cast
Wayne Dubois | December 2015

It’s easy to see why these fish are so highly prized. On top of being absolutely gorgeous looking fish, they grow to massive sizes and when casting lures strike your lure with a force like no other southern freshwater fish.

Ten or so years ago if one was to talk about a lure angler they would almost instantly think of trollers or anglers trolling lures. Fast forward and sure, trolling is still as popular as ever, but casting lures is now growing in leaps and bounds.
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Burrinjuck – an oasis and fishing Mecca
Peter Jung | December 2015

Josh Buckingham from Jackpot Spinners Baits uses the area in and around Burrinjuck Waters to test his lures.

The waterways in and around Canberra are where my love for fishing began. Locations like Lake Burley Griffin, Googong Dam and the Murrumbidgee River hold many fond memories for me both in life experiences, fish caught but they also provided plenty of stories for around the campfire.
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Try trolling spinnerbaits
Rod Mackenzie | December 2015

Dean Norbiato with a nice Murray cod trolled on the new Bassman 4x4 spinnerbaits.

When Fishing Monthly asked me to be part of the Murray cod feature for the December edition, I must say, I got a little excited. So much of last season’s learning had not had time to exit the pen onto paper and this would be the perfect opportunity to share some of the on water action that made last season so memorable.
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