Tuna.There are a few different types of Tuna in our oceans but I am going to talk only about the three main ones we catch around the coastline of Australia. I am going to give you a rundown on how I catch these three types of Tuna on baits and lures.Yellowfin Tuna.Yellowfin can be caught from the coastline to over the continental shelf and the most popular way to catch them is to troll skirted lures. But most of us don't own a game boat or a big trailer boat with enough fuel to make it to the shelf and back after trolling all day! If you live in southern NSW you can go to places like Eden and ..
Marlin.Marlin is probably one of the most prized of all fish for sport and game fisherman to chase. There is a multi-million dollar charter fishing industry for the elusive Billfish. Massive tag and release contests for all Billfish species occur around the world. Tropical Queensland is a Billfish hotspot. All types of Marlin can be caught off Queensland. Smaller fish are fun to catch with light gear, pretty much any size boat will do. Though the really big fish definitely need specialized gear, with big boats, game chairs etc. A contest between a fisherman and a big Marlin can go on for many ..
Catching Snapper.Australian Snapper is considered a prize catch. They are caught in temperate waters from the bottom third of Western Australia all the way across the Great Australian Bight up the East Coast to South East Queensland. In Queensland and Northern New South Wales, they are predominant in the cooler months of the year. They are fished for in the colder waters of Victoria and South Australia during the warmer months. Reds can grow up to 14 kg + through an average size of 1 to 2 kg, anything over 6 kg is considered a great catch. They are caught in any depth of water from inshore to ..
My Night Time Fishing Tips.Here are a few of my night time fishing tips.I do a lot of my fishing at night and I catch a lot of different species on both lures, live and dead baits, inshore and offshore, and in this blog post, I am going to go through what I catch, where I catch them and what techniques I use for my night time fishing.The Reason I Like Night Time Fishing.The main reason I head out at night is to get away from people as it is nice and peaceful at night and the other reason is the big boys come out and play but more on that later. I have noticed over the years with less noise (bo..
Fishing Rig For Mackerel.Here is the rig I use to chase Spanish and Spotted Mackerel, I hope you enjoy these rigs and the step by step videos. In this first video is my all time favorite rig, it is for rigging Garfish/Slimie Mackeral for Spanish Mackerel and it also works very well on Wahoo!The Bits And Pieces.First, you will need some hooks and I use Mustard Tarpon 7766-DT 6/0 for rigging large Garfish/Slimie Mackeral. Next, I use a single strand Mason wire usually 54 pounds. You will also need small strong black swivels and some nose cones. The little squids is also a must for this rig..
Gold Coast Offshore Mulloway Tips and Techniques. HOW TO / THE BASICS.For this part, I am going to tell you how I fish the Gold Coast artificial blocks (marks at the bottom of the page) for Jewies. I usually start fishing around 4 pm and fish until 8 pm if I have not got a Jewie by that time I am not going to catch one. Always use fresh bait (live or fillets) but I usually use both, next is how to catch Mulloway offshore.I put a live bait on my Tld 15 with a size 8 sinker and drop it straight to the bottom and then wind up two turns of the handle just to have the live bait just off the bo..
The Capture of my 51 kg Cobia.Below you will find out everything you need to know to go out and catch amazing fish like this absolute beauty, here is the story of what happened to me and how I did it. At the time the Gold Coast waters were full of small Yellowfin Tuna and these fish were driving everyone crazy as they could not get their baits (live and dead) and lures past the small Tuna to catch anything else. It was August and that is the time to chase Cobia here on the Gold Coast, but no one could get past the Yellowfin and one afternoon at work in my local tackle shop a mate bought me in ..
Below Are A Few Fishing Techniques And Tips For You To Try Out.Fishing books are full of fishing techniques and tips and are a great tool.As a fisherman I would like to talk a little about books, I am sure we all know that there is an abundance of books and magazines on every topic imaginable to do with fishing available. Just go to any bookstore, library, tackle shop or news agency, you will find fishing books filled with anything and everything you could possibly want to know concerning the wonderful world of fishing. And possibly to your amazement, I applaud the number of fishing techn..
Gold Coast Shark Fishing.Gold Coast shark fishing has grown into a very large sport over the last couple of years and the number of people chasing large sharks off the beach is unbelievable but not everyone can afford the expensive gear for beach fishing large sharks, so what I am going to do is teach you how to catch small to rather large Sharks in the Gold Coast canals, Gold Coast Seaway and the Jumpinpin Bar on the cheaper side of things.Gold Coast Shark Fishing In The Canals.Over the summer months, the GC canals are teeming with Bull Sharks from small (2 foot) to large (8 to 10 foot)..
Gold Coast Prawning.Prawning on the Gold Coast at this time of year when the prawns are thick up around Jacobs Well, Reedy Mars and around the islands Macleay, Russell, and Lamb can be very rewarding and a lot of fun for everyone involved.Gear For Prawning On The Gold Coast.To go Prawning around the Brisbane, Gold Coast area you will need a small open boat around 4.5 meters with plenty of room as you need a fair bit ofspace to cast a 12-foot Prawn net. Next, you will need a top pocket cast net and most tackle shops around the coast will have these in stock at the moment.The other thing you wil..
Spanish Mackeral.Spanish Mackerel Are Also Known As Blue Mackerel And King Mackerel.I will talk about different ways of catching Spanish Mackerel, as in,Trolling Hard body lures / Halco / x-raps.Casting Stick baits.Jigging lures/metal slugs.Trolling dead Gar on surface and downrigger Trolling live yakkas / slimies on surface / poor man's rig and downrigger Best time to chase them.Chasing Spanish Mackerel.Chasing Spanish Mackerel can be very easy to quite difficult, depending on how you want to chase them, so I will startoff with what I consider the easiest way to catch the..
Fishing For Dusky Flathead.Dusky Flathead fishing in South East Queensland can be indulged in pretty much all year round, though the breeding season is Spring, during this time the big breeders 75cm + are always to be released if caught. Flathead is a very good table fish and great fun to chase for all age groups as they are found in water from very shallow to deep channels. Chasing Dusky Flathead is not as easy as you think, everyone thinks you just put a lure in the water and drive around the sandbanks. I wish it was that simple! Below I will tell you what I know about Flathead fishing in So..
Mulloway Fishing.Mulloway also is known as a Jewfish or Silver Jew is a prized catch for anglers in the southern half of Australia. These fish can be very difficult or quite easy to catch depending on where you live and chase them.I grew up in Victoria fishing the Barwon river At Barwon Heads, and Jewfish are a highly prized fish to catch there and very difficult! I know anglers who have fished there for over 30 years and still have not landed one. the average size of a Jewfish in the Barwon River is about 15kgs but it is possible to catch them up to about 40 kgs. I now live on the Gold C..
Fishing For Mahi Mahi.Mahi Mahi is one of my favorite fish to chase because there are many different methods to catch these fish so it does not get boring doing the same old thing.The other reasons I like to catch Dolphin fish is their fighting ability and they are awesome table fish.Trolling.When I start chasing Dolphin fish here on the Gold Coast it is usually the end of November and I look for blue clean water with a temperature around 23.c +.One of the easiest ways to catch Dolphin fish is to troll for them and they will respond to a large variety of trolled lures but my favorite is to tro..