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  1. Hello all, I'm coming to Brisbane for the month of December for my sisters wedding, and I going to be doing some fishing! Since I am about 20 hours from the nearest coast line I have done very little saltwater fishing in my life and am wondering if any of you kind fellows could help a fellow fisherman out. Any ideas on pointers, spots to try, or what gear to use would be very appreciated. Or if you want a fishing partner I would be happy to tag along on any type of fishing expedition! I would love to catch a shark while I am there, but would be happy catching any type of salt or freshwater species. I would also like to catch some mud crabs while I'm there if anyone is into that! If any of you are on Instagram give me a follow @Esox_angler and send me a DM so I can follow you back! Thanks, and tight lines! Aaron
  2. Angus

    fishing Shark Baits

    Gday everyone. We are often talking shark baits and what to use etc etc. I want to know from everyone what they have had the most success on. For example i always hear of good sharks being caught on eel. However, i have never seen one caught on eel and most sharks that people tell me about were not caught on eel either. So i want to know what bait has caught your best shark, and what bait has caught the most sharks for you. I was talking to Neil Shultz today about this very topic and he had this to say \"Angus, As a general rule of thumb live baits attract a quicker and more determined response from sharks than dead baits. Livies however aren't the most practical bait, especially when fishing from the shore. Eels are renowned as baits for most land based and some offshore situation for large sharks. If I was chasing a tiger I'd choose a stingray wing as #1 followed by a chunk of eel. I suspect one of the reasons eel is so sought after is because it lasts a long time on the hook, especially where crabs and pickers are a problem. I wouldn't bother using eels for bait in the river. Live mullet, bony bream and even catfish are very effective baits for river whalers. For dead baits in the river, mullet, bony bream and saltwater herrings (the bigger the better) top the list, (though I've caught them on glass perch, prawns, mullet gut and even corned beef). The biggest drawback with dead baits in the river are mud crabs and catfish. Kind Regards, Neil Schultz\". So fire away lads. Attached is a picture Neil sent me of the most successful shark bait and rig he uses. One thing i noticed and liked was the use of quite small hooks and wire. I think mabe some of us get a bit carried away with this? A lot of people have been complainin about Bullies fightin poorly but could this be because we are pratically pulling them in with a chain. I plan on trying much much lighter set ups come summer. Cheers, Angus
  3. rodreellurefish

    tasmania Salmon And Tailor Off The Rocks.

    Had fun chasing some local salmon off the rocks. hope you enjoy. Cheers Clinton.
  4. Hey, just wondering what lures worked well for flathead around the Ballina area as iv'e only caught one flathead about 20cm while winding in a bit of mullet skin because the bream stripped the meat off it.
  5. natang

    south queensland Bribie Island

    New Years day was my first day back fishing in the lovely Pumicestone passage! Weather was amazing the 470SF cruised around effortlessly. Launched from Bribie ramp at air sea rescue (great new pontoon ramp!). Drove to Jetty drifted back to bridge for a couple of small squire and a baby flathead bigger then the bait! Then drove round to 8th avenue fishing for whiting and got a couple of small parrot fish and a baby mackerel, then back to whiter patch for a few shovel nose shark then in by 1230. Run kids around looking for jelly fish and dugongs. Was nice to see so much wildlife around as well and the sounder was alive with fish but not hungry.. Pity to see the weed there on the run out tide though! Still great to be back in SEQLD!
  6. This one may stir the pot - but honestly, it will make your fishing so much more comfortable, if you use good technique - which armpit fishing is not. Years ago, I went to purchase a new rod. I commented to the Queensland tackle shop owner "Why are so many of these rod butts so long". His reply was "That is because Victorian anglers tend to fish with the rod butt under their armpit". That comment has stuck with me for a long time. This oddity has born itself out more and more now that so many more fishing shows are now aired (mostly coming from Victorian based presenters) are showing this method of tackling big fish. My concern is that these presenters are teaching very poor technique, but I doubt they even realise it, as they were never taught properly to begin with. Yes, fishing is a very personalised hobby, or sport for some, but like all personal endeavours, good technique makes things more pleasant. The number of these presenters that fight big fish, with the rod butt under their armpit, is painful to watch, as they look so awkward. This is a poor technique. You lose leverage in this position, and your rod hand wrist is cocked at a weakened angle. This is made even worse if you are using a threadline reel. So often, watching these shows, you see the presenter having to then take his reel hand off the reel, and use it to help lift the rod. At some point, they realise that it is not working, and drop the rod butt down to waist height and get the leverage required to make the rod work as it should. Much of this style could be attributed to heavy tackle spin fish casting for heavy weights like trevally up north, where the longer butt may help with casting heavy poppers and the like, but this should not flow on to other tackle forms. The manufactures may be part to blame for this. A lot of these presenters also suffer from "Rex Hunt Syndrome", where every moment has to be filled with often stupid or childish commentary. Bring back the commentary style of Peter Morse, Bushy or Steve. Honestly, get the rod butt out from under your armpit when tackling big fish. It will allow you to handle the fight with so much more ease, and you wont look so awkward or 'special' either.
  7. Fisherman's gear

    south queensland How To Avoid Catfish

    Hi guys, newbie to the forum here, really learnt a lot more about fishing from this fantastic platform. Been living in Brisbane for almost 2 years now, originally from Adelaide. Only been back to the fishing world for about 3 months now landbased. But I am struggling, not that I can’t catch any fish, but 95% of my catch are unfortunately, Catfish, the other 5% being Breams, Cod, Eels, river perch, a shovelnose and a bullshark. Tbh I was very excited to catch my first few catties as I have never caught them before in SA, but then the excitement wore out after catching them everywhere from Indooroopilly to Gateway, sizes from 20cm to almost 1m. At first I thought it’s because the majority of spots I fish are along the rivers. So I went to the ocean , Wynnum, Redcliffe, I still catch them there, and once in Wynnum, I caught 5 in a row, they almost hit every time on the drop. I changed bait from pillies to prawn, to live yabbies, to live mullets, but never managed to stop them from biting anything. Is there a special type of rigs Brisbane fellow fishos use to avoid catfish? Can someone teach me how not to catch catfish? Or do I have to go fishing in GC to not catch this pesty fish. I really had enough of them, I am now pretty discouraged by this coz I know whenever I go fishing in Brisbane, catfish will be waiting for me. Any advises will be greatly appreciated guys.
  8. Court forfeits ‘borrowed’ boat used for illegal fishing 18 Oct 2017 http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/releases/2017/court-forfeits-borrowed-boat-used-for-illegal-fishing “Fisheries officers searched the boat and found over 250kg of fish on board, much of it hidden in concealed compartments under the deck,”…….. obviously the boat`s owner is a model citizen too.
  9. straddiebrad

    Overhead Rods

    hey guy going to pick up 2 1200 wft electric reels on friday and was looking for good priced rods to go on them anyone got any thoughts on what to get dont what to pay over the moon prices ,thanks brad
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  11. Hi, I'm new to this forum, so if I made some mistake please let me know. I have a Shimano TLD 20 reel which I bought recently along with a Daiwa Sensor Surf(11.6 ft). This is my first time using an overhead reel and casting a rod this large. I'm confident with casting a baitcaster, largest that I've used is a Corvalus, but I might have been relying too much on the brakes and spool tension knob, and it's not on this one. I've practised using what I know from my baitcaster experience by adjusting the drag knob so that the baits fall down slowly, but the best I can do goes as far as my usual baitcaster cast(around 10-15 m), along with a light birdsnest. I even tried releasing my thumb earlier during casting. Any looser and a birdsnest occur pretty quickly, killing the distance to only a few metres, even if I had my thumb lightly on the spool. If anyone can provide me with any tips I'll be really grateful. Also, I have a size 3 star sinker and a 6-7 cm x 5-6cm squid for the bait(spproximately), do I need more weight for my setup?
  12. Kjaimer

    south queensland Micro Jigging

    Hey guys, I have recently become interested in the field of micro Jigging and have purchased a Storm Gomoku Kodachi rod. Before I head out and buy the wrong types and colours of jigs I thought I'd ask any of you who may have experience micro Jigging around the reefs along Sunshine Coast or just Jigging in general. My main question is the million dollar question. What type of jigs, weight and colour do you recommend for say Snapper, Tuna and mackerel and what technique do you apply to those jigs. My other question is just as out there. Where do you recommend I start my Jigging because we head out to reefs around Mooloolaba but not as far as Barwon banks. Do I sound around for schools of fish (hard enough for me as it it) or do I just burley up and jig as I have some baits down. Also would you jig while drifting and how high do you raise the jig?
  13. Hi all, Left home 4am Wednesday, 2hr drive to new boat ramp in Townsville, absolute dream to launch. Dropped 8 pots and went out the front of the new port area to do some fishing. Was looking for Whiting/Bream/ anything with fins. Using prawns/squid for bait ( frozen from trawler ) pretty fresh. Used half tank fuel , got a couple of nibbles, nothing to get exicted about. Moved south to the sand bars on the making high, never even gat a show, at least thought we'd get some whiting. Moved up the creek fished the rock walls and mangroves still nothing, yes did have lines in the water. Pulled pots late afternoon pushing low tide got one 100mm crab. Fished deep hole at mouth of sh@t creek and got 1 x 100mm bream. No worries, got to use new sounder and leccy motor. Pulled out late arvo and headed home to some nice cold rums. No pic's wasn't worth it. Good day anyhow. Cheers Gary.
  14. Hey AFO legends A mate is selling a Calcutta CT 400b baitcaster. I'm looking to put together a 40-50 lb braid rod/reel and wondered if the Calcutta have enough drag and line capacity. Is it the sort of thing that would be good for the 1770 trip? i have 30lb on a 5000 sustain and a TLD 25 at 60 lb but wanted something that has more stopping power than the sustain but more fish-ability than the heavy TLD. What cha recon?
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  16. Name: Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT Category: Saltwater Fishing Date Added: 2017-08-15 Submitter: Fishflicks Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT, worth $10K. Flights, accomodation, meals and transfers all included. Sign up to Fishflicks in the month of August, get access to your favourite fishing, hunting, and 4WD content whenever you want, and automatically go into the draw to win the trip of a lifetime. Visit www.fishflicks.tv to sign up. Win the ultimate fishing trip for you and a mate to the NT
  17. straddiebrad

    Electric Reels

    would like to get 2 electric reels for the 1770 trip coming up ,whats your thoughts on witch ones to buy have been looking at the wft one they have fro sale at dinga fishing they look good and good price,thanks,brad
  18. tazza10

    East Coast Trip

    G'day everyone! Me and a few mates are planning an east coast fishing/surfing trip for the Christmas holidays and are looking for a few suggestions on good areas to fish. We're from the Mornington Peninsula, but will be starting from Noosa/Sunshine Coast and working our way back down over about 3 weeks. Looking mainly for estuaries/lakes/rivers to fish but we're keen on some close offshore spots to try out as well. Any suggestions/comments would be great to hear! Cheers
  19. Mario Robles

    What Fish Is This?

    I caught this fish over the weekend at Black Head in Gerroa, NSW. Do you know what fish is this?
  20. Doyley

    Fishing Sunny Coast Reefs

    This info is taken straight from Smithy's Fishing Charters website. http://smithysfishingcharters.com.au Some great info on there about the different reefs up here on the coast and i thought this may help some members. Also found the graph below on his website which i found very helpful. Typical Reefs Visited Teewah Coffee Rock I really only go here during mackerel season. The mackerel get on the numerous bait schools in the region. Noosa locals go well here on reefies and some spots hold good jewies. North Reef Normally fished by the Noosa charter boats, I sometimes end up here during cobia season on a couple of the wrecks in this region. If does fish well for all sorts of species but it is a well known snapper spot. The Noosa boats also seem to get a fair few pelagics whilst at anchor here. Massouds Reef This is a sneaky little reef south of North Reef, a bit inside Chardons Reef and a bit outside Misery Reef. It is named after the Massoud family who also have a park named after them in Noosaville. It is a snapper/pearl perch reef that is also home to the other usual suspects like sweetlip, parrot and cod. At times it also holds good bait. Sunshine Reef Sunshine is pretty heavily hit by the Noosa tinny brigade and the Noosa charter boats. I mostly go here in mackerel season. I have had the odd soft plastics session here for some grass emperor and squire. The bonus in mackerel season is the odd coral trout off the downrigger on livies. If I am fishing here a bit I usually get a few a season. Chardons Reef Chardons I hit a bit. I have had good snapper bites here in August and it is a great live bait reef for marlin and other pelagic species. It has mackerel on it at times as well as wahoo quite often. If the bait is in I have had good sessions here on cobia and the odd longtail tuna. It turns up all sorts of surprises like cracker pearl perch, legal red emperor, a few gold spot estuary cod, the odd legal brown maori cod and I have had some ripper sessions here on reef flathead. Chardons does not look like much on the sounder but if it has bait on it has fish with the bait. It is mostly small ledges with wire weed. Castaways Reef/Victor Bailey Reef I have had some great snapper sessions here. A long way from Mooloolaba and the Noosa boats have to go past a lot of good country at Sunshine Reef to get here so not many people bother. Nice little bommies in flat ground I am pretty sure there are trout here but have been unable to land one. Some good bustoffs seem like trout. In summer I have heard it gets mackerel on it but I have certainly caught quite a few cobia here on the bait schools at times. Victor Baileys is a great little reef in close to get out of the wind. It is a good place to get a few mixed reefies. I have even got a legal red emperor here at night and another good session on school mackerel. Coolum Reef/Arkwright Shoal The Coolum area also takes in Hancocks Shoal and the area around it and off Stumers Creek. In summer this is a good reef for spotty mackerel and in winter snapper. Early winter it is also good for grey mackerel and Spanish mackerel and the freedivers even get them here shore diving. Some springs see the school mackerel thick here. Mixed in with the snapper are a few good grass emperor. A new wreck exists here and it will be interesting to see how it fishes with the wreck of the ex HMAS Brisbane not too far away. The Gneerings The Gneering shoals out from Mooloolaba are very rocky reef reefs. I mostly fish here for mackerel in summer and snapper in spring. Being so close to Mooloolaba they are very heavily hit. They are very shallow and dived on by lots of freedivers who see a fair few mangrove jack and coral trout down there yet as anglers we don’t tend to get them. I do have one friend who has the trout wired and does well in autumn for them. Many of the tinny brigade also get the Gneerings wired for snapper and other species like parrot and moses perch that call this place home. I tend to do better off the big reef structures and fish the gravel with bait schools for mixed reefies like brown maori cod, gold spot estuary cod and grass emperor. Murphys Reef Murphies is also another favourite of the tinny brigade. At time good bait moves in here and with it are good schools of big ajs and kingfish. Mixed in with them are cod, trout and jewies feeding on the bait. Murphies has its momemts with the snapper and mixed reefies but I tend to fish away from the main area. A bit south is a bait area we get marlin and cod. To the east and west are some big structures that hold jewifish, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish. Raper Shoal/Currimundi Reef Raper Shoal is not far off the beach and virtually joins up with the coffee rock at the Wurtulla surf tower one side and all the reef off Moffat Headland the other side. Our from Rapers is Currimundi Reef and out from it is the Currimundi 8mile/9mile area. All of these areas are snapper/grassy/mackerel spots. Mostly school mackerel in August/September and spottie and Spanish mackerel from November to May. At times I have caught big snapper up to 82cm in very ripe condition here and they move right in close to try and spawn. My biggest grass emperor have also come from this area. The close in area is hit hard by the Mooloolaba and Caloundra tinny brigades as well as kayakers from the beach at Moffat Beach. Caloundra Coffee Rock/The Corks/Brays Rock/The Peg/The Peg Reef/Hamilton Patches/Spoil Grounds All of these close in reefs off Caloundra are hit by the Caloundra tinny and yak brigade, either through the bar or from the Kings Beach boat ramp. The peg reef is a great mackerel reef in summer and snapper reef in winter. I also get a few snapper off the corks as they usually hold bait. That is why the peg reef if good, all of the bait. To fish it conventionally with bait on the bottom you would think it only holds rubbish but on soft plastics you only get the good snapper and grassies. This whole area also has bait schools at any time, great for jigging or the mackerel and tuna get on them as well. My biggest mackerel of 24.8kg came from the peg reef. Caloundra 5mile Reef The 5mile is one of my favourite reefs. Mackerel in summer and snapper in winter. It holds good bait at times and that is why the fish are there. It has thrown up some great fish for me over the years including an 18kg amberjack and a 93cm snapper. The snapper here at times mark up like text-book sounder shots of big fish mixed in with the bait. The sharks can be a pain though when they hone in on the mackerel schools. Caloundra 9mile Reef This reef goes by a few different names but usually the 7-8-9 mile. It comes out of 35m all around and is a football field size plateau of 30m depth on top. Like all of the Caloundra reefs it is a mackerel spot in summer and a snapper spot in winter. It is not as consistent as some of the other spots and really needs bait on it. When the bait is there, the fish are there. Caloundra 12mile Reef The 12mile is a massive area meeting up with the Currimundi 9mile in the north and stretching all of the way down to the Wild Banks in the south off Bribie Island. The 12mile has a very specific mackerel area on the western side though. It could turn up any species of fish and is one of the main reefs I fish on half days. It also has numerous bait reefs scattered amongst it. Caloundra Wide Caloundra Wide is another massive reef system virtually starting at the Barwon Banks and stretching to Cape Moreton. It takes in a couple of wrecks straight out the front of Mooloolaba which are great for cobia. Teraglin or trag jew are the second most common fish from these wrecks but they turn up all sorts of fish from nannygai to snapper to cod. Caloundra Wide proper is mostly ledges running N-S with wire weed on top of them. All of the usual reef species call it home. Cape Moreton I get down to Cape Moreton a bit, usually chasing pelagic fish at Hutchison Shoal but also at “The Trench”. Lately I have even been venturing down the front of the Cape to Shallow Tempest, Brennan’s Shoal, Roberts Shoal, Smiths Rock and all of the ledge country through here. It holds good bait and has great natural reef, just that it is close to Brisbane, a city of nearly 1.5million people so this area gets hard hit. I have also done well here on livies on AJs and kingfish with cod and cobia getting in on the act. It also has its moments as a snapper spot and throws up surprises like great GTs but the sharks can be a problem at times. From October/November on, it is a bit of a special for wahoo and mahi mahi with many marlin getting in on the act as well. Barwon Banks The Barwon Banks is a massive reef structure about 20Nm due east of Mooloolaba up to in line with Noosa. It has many areas from the shallows, the gravel on the west side, the wire weed ledges to the south and numerous drop offs and bommies. You can do worse than just drifting the shallows out here picking up a mixed bag of fusiliers, tusk fish and tropical fish like hussar and red throat emperor. In the day it was covered in red emperor and snapper. They are a bit harder to temp these days. A few of the big ledges are also home to wahoo and spanish mackerel in the summer and amberjack and kingfish in the winter time with random fish like jobfish and dogtooth tuna thrown in. The 85m Ledge The 85m ledge in front of the Barwon Banks is the traditional home of snapper fishing on the Sunshine Coast. Mixed in with the snapper are a few pearl perch and fish like splendid perch and black spot pigfish. The odd amberjack also gets in on the action and random fish like jewfish. The Hards Kicking out to the NE from the Barwons are the Hards. They run out to about 40Nm NE of Mooloolaba. The southern Hards gets up to about 53m and is great snapper and amberjack country. The northern Hards can produce anything from tusk fish to snapper and pearl perch and the odd hussar and red emperor. It can be well worth the run out here in favour of the Barwons. The Mud East of the main ridge of the Hards is an area people call the Mud. Scattered through here are numerous little bumps and ledges off the main reef complexes. There is also a sunken trawler wreck in this area. The 97m Ledge Out in front of the Hards and running down and joining up with the 85m ledge is the 97m ledge. At times this is where all the professional line fishermen fish for the snapper and pearl perch. It is deep but can be rewarding. The Deep Wrecks Out where the trawlers work there is a line of wrecks where they have snagged the bottom and toppled over and sunk. These are great spots for amberjack, kingfish, snapper and pearl perch. At times they also hold jewfish and the odd comet cod and bar cod comes off them. Go out here armed with live bait and jigs and you will see some action more times than not. The Lauren G. One of the latest wrecks out there. A local Mooloolaba boat that went down out at the Hards in 97m of water. A long way from home so fishes well but more and more people are getting the waypoint. I believe the skipper went down with the boat and is known by a few of the guys I know. Amberjack, kingfish, jewfish, pearl perch, snapper and bar cod have all come off this wreck. Was commercially smashed of all the pearl perch off it at one stage and does not fish anywhere near as well for snapper or pearlys since. The Tiger Kelly. Another local trawler that went down east of the Barwon Banks. 127m of water and fishes well at times. Does cop a hammering though. It has probably had it’s glory years. It does turn up things out of the box at times like 76cm pearl perch another charter boat caught off it. The Tempest Near the Tiger Kelly. Don’t know much about this wreck. Very hard to find. The Plane Wrecks I have a few marks for plane wrecks out here. One day I did mark something but have been unable to find it again. Trawlers most likely move the parts around with their nets. Suppossedly at the end of WWII planes were dumped off the aircraft carriers in this area. Bits of aircraft have definately been trawled up by the local trawlers in their nets. The Anna Jay The AJ/MJ/Angela Jane is in 135m off Caloundra Wide. Not much left of it on the sounder and is a very hit and miss place. Sometimes the fish are here and other times they aren’t. Depends on what you see on your sounder. The Kosi or Wendy Joy This wreck in about 110m always has a great show. Also seen Has been hit hard. Doesn’t yield much considering the show. Lots of small pearlies. The Kerry Anne About the deepest one I will fish. 145m. Not much show and not much go most of the time considering how deep it is and a lot less hit than the others. The Uglbar In 135m and certainly has its day. Hit hard by boats out of Brisbane/Bribie/Redcliffe. Similar wreck species to the rest. The Jennifer K This trawler lies in about 82m NE of Hutchison Shoal. It shows up good on the sounder but is plagued by small pearl perch and hit super hard. It has had its day unfortunately. The Kyogle Also known as the Centaur but it has been proven that the Centaur is in ultra deep water off North Stradbroke. The Kyogle is in 180m and not really worth the effort considering the depth. I’ve only ever pulled rat kings off it. The Containers The shipping containers that fell off the ship the Pacific Adventurer lie in about 130m off Cape Moreton. They fish well for pearlies in the early part of the season but later on after they have been hit it is frustrating to pull up undersize snapper and pearl perch from that sort of depth. One trip we got owned by big kingies and AJs here too. Sharks can be a problem at times like all of these deep spots eating your fish half way up or hooking the livies themselves. The 50m Wrecks On the 50m line there is another line of shallower wrecks. These are bait spots holding yellowtail and slimey mackerel. Attracted to the bait are very often cobia in cobia season. The Tall Ship I have also heard it called the Missi or Mississippi. It is about 9Nm SE of Double Island Point in 50-60m of water. I think between the pros out of Rainbow Beach and the Noosa Charter boats it has been flogged but like all wrecks, on any given day they can go off. Grinners have also made these sorts of places home and can give you a flogging. I believe it used to have quite a few red fish on it (nannygai and red emperor). The Sunken Cruiser The sunken Cruiser lies in about 60m of water outside of North Reef off Noosa. If you can get past the grinners it holds cobia at times as well as jewfish. Nannygai, snapper and pearl perch can also be caught off it like all the wrecks on this line. The Barges/American Warship I have quite a few barge marks in this North Reef area but I have yet to find anything conclusive. Maybe some of the locals know some of the spots but so far all of my searching has turned up nothing. The K-Lyne I have also got this mark as Tippy Toe. Lies in 50-60m inside of the Hards. A good cobia spot in season if you can get past the grinners. Also had some good sessions here on the trag jew. The Dolphin Early on I used to fish this mark a bit and it held good Cale Cale Trevally. It has been flogged by the Noosa charter and rec boats and doesn’t fish anywhere near as well. I have pulled the odd snapper off it as well. It lies in 50m of water at North Reef. The Bermagui Star Lies in about 29m of water inside of North Reef. Can hold good bait at times. Marlin and mackerel come off it but it has been fleeced of its reefies. The Landing Barge Sunk filming the Kylie Minogue movie the Delinquents, this wreck lies in about 50m of water east of Mooloolaba. It has had its best days but still turns up the odd cobia if you are the first boat there after two weeks of poor weather. I know of jewfish, cod, snapper, nannygai and pearl perch to have come off it. The FV Jodie The Jodie lies SE of the Cobia Barge and has its day if you can get past the grinners. It also gets good Trag Jew on it at times. Various Cape Moreton Wrecks Wrecks are a dime a dozen down off Cape Moreton. Some are productive and some have had their day.
  21. Shane_45

    Identify This Fish

    Hi guys, My brother caught this fish on a beach in South Australia yesterday. Is anyone able to help identify what it is? I've searched online and can't seem to find an answer. Cheers, Shane.
  22. Reelsy

    Where To Fish After The Rains?

    Hi all Brisbane based angler here. Heard a lot of good things about fishing after rain, some bad things too. Thinking about doing some landbased fishing along the pine or the in the port. Is it better to go right to the mouth of rivers after rain or bit further up? Not targeting anything specific, some advice would be welcome. cheers
  23. Danny91

    Almost Ready

    Ok guys so I know it's been a while since the "week 1" of working on the boat but here it is...unfortunately been unable to work on it as often as I thought due to the wife being in hospital but the only thing left is my electric motor and my fish finder to be installed (getting done professionally) please let me know if there is any ideas you would like to plant into my head. Thanks, Danny
  24. rayke1938

    The Tight Line

    As always a great read. Makes me wish i was younger,fitter and richer. Do not forget to click on the emag. What is new at Fish Head? The Tight Line Vol 8 Some of you may have noticed that the Tight Line E Mag hasn’t been around lately. We have resolved some software issues and it is all up and running again. Check out the new issue with stories about the infamous red bass, mighty PNG black bass, Northern NSW Murray Cod and for good measure, a pictorial from the Montebellos in WA. Click Here to view New gear at Fish Head An avalanche of new stock has arrived at Fish Head this month, headed by a giant shipment from FCL Labo! We have a bunch of new lures and new colours on old lures as well as some new jig, barra and swimbait casting Zenaq Rods are just about to arrive including the new Tobizo bluewater casting rods, Defi Muthos rock fishing rods and more of their fantastic Glanz Swimbait rods. We have also had Chug Norris poppers arrive from Nomad and next week another shipment of ASWB and Reefsedge lures are due to hit the store. The latest lure from FCL is the EbiSC 220. If you are not familiar with the myriad of FCL models, the Ebipop is a long blooping popper lure and one of the originals in the FCL range. SC stand for ‘shore cast’, meaning that these models are slightly narrower in the cup and more tail weighted than the larger heavy duty GT models. This new 220mm 100g version is the largest of the SC range and was built at our request for a long casting popper to suit kingfish, mackerel, tuna, big reef critters and naturally the odd GT too. The EbiSC 220 cast really easily, chugs, bloops and chops very nicely. The fast chugging retrieve is perfect for kings and mackerel in SE QLD and balances well with PE4-6 tackle. The SPP 140 lure has been a staple of our FCL range for a long time. We now have the SPP 140 slim in stock! This model has all of the action of the original, but has a more aggressive swimming action, swims a little deeper and has better hook exposure due to the slimmer design. This is perfect for GT and other large pelagics like big tuna, mackerel, wahoo and more! Many anglers are using the larger models of FCL lures, but we are also stocking some of the small FCL designs as well. The MOP50 and 2KR55 are a popper and fizzer designed for bass, bream, sooties, jacks and jungle perch. They have the same heavy duty resin construction as the larger lures, so the durability is top notch! Tight Lines, The Fish Head Team Call or Email us!! Phone: +617 5596 3444 Email: sales@fishhead.com.au The Ebipop SC 220 is the perfect mid size popper choice for PE #5-6 when targeting Trevally, Kingfish, Coral Trout, Red Bass, Mackerel and Tuna. Buy Now The chiseled face on the CSP S220F helps the lure dig in and swim with a irresistible action. Long slow sweeps, fast twitches and rips all work great. It can also generate a skittering action when worked fast on the surface. Even on a straight retrieve the CSP will wobble seductively side to side enticing Kingfish and GT's to take a bite Buy Now The CSP55SP-F is easy to work across the surface with a walk the dog action but really comes alive when you twitch it under the surface with an erratic action. The flat sides generate plenty of flash from the excellent paint/foil design calling in fish from a distance. Buy Now The FCL TG 163 is a highly effective casting minnow designed to be cranked just under the surface. The TG Minnow is a great casting lure and is is very sucessful in all conditions as it swims just under the chop in turbulent water and will not spook fish on calm days. Buy Now Cheers Ray