Go light for a better fight
Jackson Bargenquast | December 2016

Jarred displays the fish of a lifetime, a 10kg+ golden trevally sight casted on the flats!

Chasing large fish on light gear was once a crazy idea – something that shouldn’t be done. These days it’s a popular form of sportfishing. To chase a fish on lighter gear is a challenge. Nothing’s impossible, but it takes a lot more skill to land the fish of a lifetime.
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Lure basics for bream
Ryan Smith | December 2016

The author caught this bream casting Cranka Crabs at boat hulls.

Known as a bread and butter species, the humble bream can be difficult to catch in some cases. Simple lure techniques done properly can undo these finicky fish. Bream fishing has taken off in the last few years and numerous tournaments over the country test anglers’ skills to get a bag of these fish. With a few tricks, you can be on your way to becoming a successful tournament angler. There are thousands of bream lures on the market and you can categorize them into three main groups ...
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Weipa deep secrets
Jackson Bargenquast | October 2016

Bottom bashing is an old form of fishing from way back in the day. Whether you’re using lures or bait, if the depth of water is deep or shallow, this form can be deadly on a wide variety of species. The tropical Western Cape York in Queensland is basically a giant fish-rich bay. A huge variety of species can be found, including mackerel, tuna, golden snapper, tuskfish, black jew and many more exceptional sport and table fish. All can be caught in abundance on the shallow and deep reefs.
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Slow times in the CBD
Jason Tanti | October 2016

In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a change and improvement in the weather – a great sign. I’ll start fishing places such as Albert Park Lake soon for golden perch. We rely on warmer water conditions, because that’s when fish become more active.
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Wild Western Cape
Jackson Bargenquast | September 2016

Black-spot tuskies on handline gear is no easy feat!

The western cape of Queensland is an amazing wilderness, and much of it is untouched by man. Now it is my new playground! Due to Dad having a job as a fishing guide up here, we as a family have decided to move here permanently.
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Bream o’clock
Jason Tanti | August 2016

Releasing a healthy bream back into the water.

The past month has been great for anglers with lots of good CBD fish caught. I even had the chance to spend a day at the Melbourne Boat Show. The cold miserable Melbourne winter days have truly kicked in, and finding fish isn’t easy. Now that the water temperature has dropped dramatically the black bream tend to become shy and finicky. This means a lot more time and effort is needed out on the water to catch a few.
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Jackson’s July options
Jackson Bargenquast | July 2016

The author caught this diamond trevally in winter in the Sandy Straits.

Winter can be a fun time to fish, and after the run of summer pelagic action that I get into with my father, it’s good to sometimes have a break and settle down for some slower fishing trips.
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Winter pelagics press play
Jackson Bargenquast | June 2016

Just one many good-sized blues found schooling up in the river lately. This one fell for a Storm Live Kickin’ Minnow.

Summer has sadly come to an end but the fishing has been as good as gold. The rivers at this time of the year have generally shut down, but with the warm weather hanging around, the fish are extending their stay. The barra and salmon are biting and are generally found in deeper holes upstream past Beaver Rock.
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The fish are long when the currents are strong
Jackson Bargenquast | May 2016

This big queenie ate a soft plastic worked over an inshore reef on the slack tide.

Currents play a major part in fishing, whether you are dropping jigs or plastics onto offshore reefs, casting lures around inshore structure or even soaking some baits upstream – the way we fish and the success we have is all dependent on the winds of the ocean.
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