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tiotony last won the day on June 30 2012

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About tiotony

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    "I'm offshore right now, leave a message after the beep"


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  • About Me
    From Brisbane originally. Like to keep up to date with what's happening on the fishing scene there. Not a boat fisherman, as I work on boats. Under the influence of alcohol tend to think I can dance.
  • Occupation
    Marine Engineering Surveyor
  • Hobbies
    Contributing to the local tackle industry by getting continually busted up flicking plastics and live prawns deep under wharves, landing the occasional good fish!


  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    offshore- grey halco laser pro 190 crazy deep. Inshore- 2" Gulp shrimp
  • Favourite Bait
    live prawn by a long way
  • Best Catch
    40(ish)kg 2 (ish)metre Spanish Mackeral on 15 kg mono- Snapper Island off Daintree river

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    probably about 55cm
  • Bass
    just little tackers in SEQ dams
  • Kingfish
    got one once about 4kg fishing for jew at Tweed mouth
  • Bream
    Get occassional 2(ish)kg pikey bream pretending to be jacks
  • Yellowbelly
    Definately not! I have a more pale freckly belly
  • Cod
    Got a QLD groper about 40kg once, released of course
  • Mackerel
    See best catch
  • Flathead
    Got some big mommas down Tweed before-maybe 80(ish)cm?
  • Saratoga
    yes please, I am a toga virgin (toga the fish that is, not toga parties-in that I am black belt)
  • Mangrove Jack
    about 60cm one late night in Cairns inlet
  • Cobia
    about 13kg
  • Tuna
    About 20kg dogtooth
  • Snapper
    10.53kg- landbased Garden Island WA-have photo to prove it!
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    I dunno, about 40cm
  • Jewfish
    2 black jew about 15kg- Warrior Reef, Torres Strait and Off Daly River NT- have photos
  • Shark
    I rate them with catfish as a nuiscance- caught some 3m plus tigers in PNG and Torres Strait
  • Barramundi
    About 15kg- Cairns inlet
  • Trevally
    30.5kg GT- Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
  • Whiting
    Not a word of a lie-used to get some 45+cm beasts in the Tweed as a kid- only on squirt worms!


  • Boat Owner
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  • Boat Name
    That thing in the shed with a hole in the bottom
  1. south queensland Hunting For Jacks

    This was nearly 30 years ago, but late night under Barneys point bridge (north side) at Tweed used to regularly work for me. Incoming tide on hot summer nights.
  2. Trevally Around Brisbane

    Boyds Bay bridge southern side is easy land based access. Little hardbodies work a treat and theres giant herring there too
  3. Trevally Around Brisbane

    Uptide side of Boyds Bay bridge at Tweed on a new moon ebb tide at night. Used to see trevally gather there to smash the prawns then.
  4. New To Fishing In Aussie

    Yeah same here I just read but not post on there, I gave up fishing in SG, too far to travel for me to get somewhere decent for fish (my local is Labrador park which has sucked for fishing for me!). Your really close to Brisbane River, I've been going to Brisbane a lot for holidays since living in Singapore (cos flights are much cheaper than home to Cairns), and found Brisbane River fishes surprisingly well.
  5. New To Fishing In Aussie

    I live in Singapore and just went on a holiday to Brisbane for some fishing, had surprisingly good results. You'll get much better fishing in Brisbane than SG. Have sent a message to a friend who doesn't live too far from you, see if he can show you around some fishing spots in your area. Are you a fishing Kaki member?
  6. Tully Jungle Perch

    I'm actually on holiday in Brisbane right now so couldn't tell you how the weather is in FNQ!
  7. Tully Jungle Perch

    I fish JP's in my local creeks in Cairns. Stealth is the key- if they see you its all over. Any lure works so long as you get it in the right spot without spooking them. If the water is dirty from rain runoff, you get cricket score catches of them.
  8. Thanks heaps for the answers everyone, stradbroke sounds good. Let me know if you need Cairns land based info- I hear fishing has become outstanding now it's been a couple of years net free ( I haven't been home in a year) cheers all
  9. Hey all, I'm from Cairns but living in Singapore right now. Coming to Bris tomorrow for a 2 week break (flights to Cairns too expensive), and wondering can anyone suggest any short breaks in the area that the Missus would enjoy, whilst I snuck off for a flick? Moreton Island or something? I'm packing a 3kg SP outfit by the way. Any suggestions for landbased too? Will have hire car and will be staying southside. Thanks in advance!
  10. Fnq Barra

    I'm still waiting to see the upgrade fish Patrick!
  11. Fnq Barra

    I'm so happy it worked out and you got a fish!
  12. Land Based Cairns

    I'm guessing you may be a local FNQ lad and know these areas anyway, because you said "them ones" instead of "those ones" LOL!
  13. Land Based Cairns

    Suggest join Cairns and FNQ fishing group on facebook Seeing as you are south of Cairns and have a car. options close to you: 1. Take up sweetwater fishing, and get a suitable outfit. Go to Behana gorge (which is very close to you, past Pyramid mountain) for sooty and jungle perch fishing. Its pretty wild (and 'snakey') country though. 2. Drive to Brampston beach just south of you. take the dirt track heading north from the township (if you can get through- based on how much monsoon). When you reach the beach, catch whiting (just use some pipis from the beach), and use live whiting from the beach for tripletail/ barra etc. Or fillet and use strips at the creek mouth just north up the beach for jacks. Or just catch a feed of whiting from the beach. BE VERY WARY OF CROCODILES HERE. 3. Very close to you, have a look at the boat ramp on Chinaman creek just past Edmonton speedway. You can get to the water there without being eaten by a crocodile.
  14. Land Based Cairns

    Yeah pretty good stores and prices are a bit better than Aus. Any gear I'm using when I'm back in Aus, I still buy in Aus anyway, just in case I pick up any local fishy rumours while I'm there
  15. Land Based Cairns

    What part of Cairns are you in and how mobile are you? This could help me give some more specific ideas. There's not as many landbased options as SEQ as there's not as much landbased access to the water (unless you want to fight your way through jungle and mangrove swamp), but there's still a few options.