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      1. Hello folks, I haven't fished much since we moved down from the Gulf about thirty years ago and, due to circumstances, have ended up at Bargara near Bundaberg. Wonderful place to live and I would like to get out and about a bit and get back into fishing. Some interesting looking water with plenty of rocks and a couple of nice beaches a five minute bike ride from our house . . . but I never see anyone fishing. I have a recumbent delta trike and can access the coast along the bikeways right up through Mon Repos. Due to the onset of age an occasional sunrise session on a nice firm beach (rather then rocks) would be magic. The problem is I have never beach fished much and everyone I ask reckons I would be wasting my time. I would appreciate any advise or comment. Cheers.
      2. Oldie


        Hi everyone I'm a newbie just signed up, my username is Oldie. That just about sums me up. These days due to health issues I can only fish easy accessible areas and mostly target the old mud marlin on light gear. K
      3. RussF


        Hi all, new kid on the block recently moved from VIC, looking at yak fishing access for the upper reaches of the Moyura diver known as Deua river not sure of water levels at the moment and don't wish to paddle to far to reach good water cheers to all
      4. G’day All, its been a long time since I last logged in, with work taking me away from Brissy for the past four years. I did manage to pick up a fly addiction while I was gone, so am looking at catching some of our local fresh and salt species on the wand! Tight lines, Ryan.
      5. Been fishing for 7 years now and only just able to find this awesome community, looking forward to getting to know y'all! Mostly doing Slow Pitch Jigging and ISO Fishing these days.
      6. Howdy I'm Dan I've just started fishing about a month two ago . I have to change my tackle but don't know what to use .I want to chase cod
      7. Hello All! I will be visiting your great country next week and i'm very excited to try to sneak away from the wife as much as possible and wet a line in the rivers around Brisbane. I'm an avid fisherman in Ontario Canada but most of what we might consider here as a trophy you would consider bait! Haha What i'm looking for is to possibly do some good shore fishing. I've been doing a lot of reading online and i realize its your winter now but i was still hoping to get into a few small "bullies" as you call them. I am trying to do my own research but as i'm not going to be in Brisbane long i was hoping for any help that might be offered. I'll be bringing my Okuma Med Heavy travel rod and a Penn size 4 reel so i'm not looking for monsters but still hoping for a bit of a fight. Any help is greatly appreciated. And if you're ever on this side of the pond I'll happily give you some tips on getting in to some lake trout, musky or salmon! Thanks again and tight lines everyone!
      8. New to the site hope to learn a bit about lake and river fishing. Cheers everyone
      9. Hi Everyone, I am from Argentina, I am interested in travelling to Australia for a fishing trip, I hope to learn lots from you!!
      10. Hi everybody I m BZH from France I go fishing everywhere in the world ( Gabon , Venezuela, Costa Rica, Columbia, Djibouti.... and of course France), my next fishing travel could be Oman but not sure yet.... My favorite fishes are GT and Tarpon I try to do my own lure , but it is not a big success yet
      11. Migs


        Gday from a very dry CW NSW. I’m currently sitting back after a big day fishing out the back of my place. ( Lachlan River is 30 metres out the back door ), and can report heaps of under size Murray Cod to about one of about 700 mm. Other than that I enjoy all forms of fishing and have joined this forum to gain knowledge of when and how to catch more fish or at least make it more enjoyable if I don’t. Cheers Migs and tight lines
      12. I grew up in a family who never went fishing, and it wasn't until recently when my son got invited fishing by a school friend that I decided we should learn! With my two kids and my partner, I've gotten us some rods and tackle, and we're learning together! We have tried a couple of places around Ipswich, and are looking forward to catching different sorts of fish. I'd like to someday catch fish to eat, but maybe not in the local river. I'd also like to catch pest fish to help get them out of the waterways. Anyway, keen to say hi, happy to learn whatever I can!
      13. Hi Guys, just a quick intro, I live in Ningi Qld., and don't fish as much as I used/like to, missus does shift work and so have to pick the weather, her schedule and life's complications in general to be able to go out fishing so fishing sessions have been few and far between. Recently been doing up my boat for sale and so been getting a bit more interested in land based shark fishing again lately, as once that is gone it will all be land based or occasional charters. Lately I have been upgrading some of my gear to allow this. As I am close to Bribie Island it gives me access to a range of fishing types, now to just get life out of the way and do more fishing.
      14. Found this recent article on Robbie and thought it was a must to share - WHEN IN WYNNUM People and Places of Wynnum POSTED ONJANUARY 19, 2019 BY SEAN K #35 – Robbie Porter January 19, 2019 This week we meet Robbie Porter, a Wynnum local, who is driving the oyster reef restoration in Moreton Bay. Robbie is the type of person that you love having a cold drink with, whilst telling stories. I always come away from our catchups feeling great, as well as a little inadequate as Robbie is an accomplished chef, house restorer, landscaper, film set designer, fisherman, … I jest, but he is seriously talented at whatever he turns his hand to. When he told me of his vision to restore the naturally occurring shellfish reefs that were prevalent before the cement industry decimated them, I wanted to help in any small way. Robbie outside the oyster shell drying out facility What brought you to the area? I had grown up in Brisbane’s west and lived in Sydney for a few years . My brother in law is a keen sailor. He moved here to be close to his hobby. My wife and I visited him often and we saw how glorious Wynnum is. We quickly realised that we had found our home. The bay was like a magnet. We bought and renovated our first house on Tingal Rd opposite the old Paint Place. We could never move away now. Collecting shells that would have been landfill The oyster shells dry out for a minimum of 4 months before becoming new reef structures Do you have any interesting or memorable experiences in Wynnum that you would like to share? One that is relevant to Wynnum; We bought a block of land at Wynnum North with the plan to move a Queenslander to it. It was tricky to find one but we got lucky and found a developer that was going to demolish one in Cedar St. We cut it in half and moved it one night via the water front. All the power lines were very low and needed to be lifted one at a time to get the 2 pieces of house under them. At one stage the house hit one of the large fig trees on the waterfront. It ripped off the gutter and damaged the front of the house. We had to scramble around and pick up all the roofing screws and gutter before we could continue. It took all night but finally we parked the house up near the roundabout on Wynnum North Rd and Pritchard St. The next day we moved it to our block and put it back together. We love our home now. It is strange but it feels like is was always here. Robbie with Joan Pease and Matthew Hayden who supported the Wynnum Fishing Classic, which raised money for the oyster reef restoration. What would you love to see in Wynnum? I would love to see a fantastic bar and restaurant on the water. I dream about owning the one on Wynnum Creek and turning it into a seafood restaurant and wine bar. I have this dream that I could build a large floating pontoon that we could lower into the water so that you can have your feet in the water while you have a drink on a hot day. However I’m sure it would be a hot spot for drowned phones. Robbie and Pipi at Rose Bay Any link to a website that you would like to share? I have been lucky enough to be involved with OzFish Unlimited. We are working to restore the lost oyster reefs of Moreton Bay. We would love you to join us. Find out more at Pipi has her own instagram, sharing her morning walks Who or What would you like me to cover in future posts on When in Wynnum? Annette and Lachlan, My brother in law and his fiancée. Judy and Rob, My mother and father in law. The old fish and chip shop on Wynnum Creek. Enjoying time on the water Pipi the neck warmer
      15. Used to love fishing as a young bloke, up around Mackay. Fished creeks and "outside" around the Islands off Mackay. Spent the past 40 odd years working my butt off. Health is not real good and I am having to slow right up. Getting back into fishing the past couple of years after being away from it the 40 odd years. Been using lures in the creeks around Logan down through to about Brunswick Heads. Looking at getting back into some bait fishing as well. Always enjoyed having a chat with fishermen/women, and look forward to meeting some of you folks and learning from you. (Thank you to Brad - "StraddieBrad" I think you said was your name on here, for highlighting your group, and encouraging me to ask to join.) Cheers, Randell.
      16. home made transome savers.views and pictures please.I have a 2006 60hp 4stroke susuki motor looking for something quick and easy to travel,a lot interstate.
      17. G'day. Just joining in after spending plenty of time reading reports and info that is the bounty of this community. Great site and resource built up over the years. I'm Bris based presently and mainly fish offshore sunny coast and north when weather and time permits. 6m glassy with yam 4 stroke. Bit of a tackle rat n gear head, so can cover most angles or opportunities. I have a passion for hitting the reef out from 1770 or Gladstone and overnighting up there in amongst the Islands, lagoons and cays. Sensational as an ol' Sydneysider. Every trip is a new experience. Looking forward to contributing to reports, tips n tricks, and doing a few tandems or raftups as I hopefully get to meet a few fellow forumites. Intersted in tag a long style trips because you can cover a lot more ground, get more experience, have a ball and feel a lot safer in the company of like minded fishos. Always happy to share space and take a fishing partner or keen deckie too to balance out the numbers. So if your planning a trip or looking for someone to get you out fishing for reefies etc keep me in mind n shoot me a pm and lets see what we can arrange. Tight lines All. Anglen
      18. Towknee


        Hi fellow fisherman, Finally took the plunge and bought a boat last weekend a 4.8m open tinny with a 60hp 4 stroke. So looking forward to exploring the bay chasing mackerel, tailor and some snapper. Grew up spending all my fishing time in Pumicestone Passage, so the bay is new and enjoy reading reports and topics on this forum. As I get back into fishing looking forward to also contributing. Cheers, Towknee
      19. I joined the forum 3 years ago and I've finally gotten around to my first post - hey, I'm a Queenslander and don't like to do things in a hurry. Being retired and full time travelling, I get to fish in a lot of different locations, sometimes in the salt, but mainly in the fresh targeting yellas up here in western Qld rivers. I occasionally get down to South Oz when the crabs and calamari are on and even like spending time catching carp on ultra light gear just for the hell of it in the Murray. Due to the extended drought, most of my favourite spots in outback Qld have become nothing more than the occasional mud-hole, so it looks like it's time for a trip down south again and hit some of the coastal estuaries and rivers. Jeff
      20. Hello! My name is Rod - known as Rocket Some of the older AFO/BFO members will probably remember me from about 10 years ago when I was quite active on BFO. Since then my life has seen many changes. Most notably my wife and I now have 2 daughters (8+6) whom I am encouraging to get into fishing (with limited success). I also have 3 kayaks, loads of grey hair and 1 YouTube channel. I write the odd fishing article for online mags and print, and enjoy making vids of my fishing adventures. An old friend recently sent me a message on AFO to catch up. I enjoyed browsing the reports while I was here so I thought it would be a good idea to re-introduce myself instead of lurking in the background. I hope I have some nice pics or a report to post some time soon Rocket
      21. Guys, New to the forum, been doing a lot of catching up. I am contemplating a move to Brisbane from North America for a career opportunity and I'm looking into the logistics of mooring a boat in the area. I recently bought a Carolina Classic 28 and I don't want to part with her so I would like to have her shipped over if we make the move. If I do that, where would be the ideal place to moor her? I enjoy most kinds of fishing but, Ideally, I would like relatively easy access to offshore fishing for dolphin, billfish, tuna etc. But not have to drive or fly hours and hours to use my boat. My wife and I would both be working in Brisbane CBD almost full time with some flexibility, I would like to keep the commuting down to an hour so living in GC or SC is probably out of the question. Is it practical to access the ocean via SPB on most average days in a vessel like mine? would it be more practical to moor my boat down in GC and drive down to go fishing? I would love to be as close as possible to my boat as I love working on it and keeping things tip top. Here's a picture of my new ride for good measure. Cheers, Harper
      22. Hi fellow fish lovers. Just joined and am going to ask a couple of questions of the boffins and the knowledgeable a on the site. Due to a few reasons I haven't been fishing for a long time. Probably more than 15 years to be honest. I am in Deception Bay just north of Brisbane. I am interested in going freshwater fishing but I am lacking something that would make it easy for me. A boat. Can anyone tell me where to go that I can fish freshwater land based. Also as I used to mainly beach fish, but am also lacking a 4bee, where would be a couple of good places around my area to toss a line in. I used to occassion Bribie and Sandstone for flatties and bream, but would like to know where to go at Beachmere and Ningi Caboolture river. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Oh. Just been informed I am going to be fishing Deepwater Bend this weekend. So hope to post a couple, if not a lot, of pics of my monster catches. Happy hunting peeps. And thanks for having me.
      23. HI everyone Moved up here about 2 years ago from Sydney. Used to live on the Northern Beaches so grew up fishing beach, rocks, the harbour and close offshore in a tinny. Now I have better boat and just loving the sunshine and the bay most of the time Keen to learn more about this great area and get into better fish!
      24. Mark from a Morayfield. Fish both offshore (Stealth Profisha) and freshwater (a couple of plastic yaks). Also have an Aquamaster 420. Keen to do more ‘local’ river fishing so any members who are willing to share their knowledge on rivers etc in the caboolture/Morayfield area would will welcomed appreciated.
      25. Hi all, I'm a father of two teenagers who express a small but growing interest in fishing. I've got some gear and some experience but rarely go fishing on my own. Looking to get the kids interested in it more and expand the family outing experiences by getting a boat. My daughter likes being towed on a floating object and my son likes the idea of getting a license on anything that is powered by petrol so I think a boat might be a start. My wife is a non-starter on boats at this stage. I'm new to fishing on the East Coast. I come from WA. Fishing in brown silty rivers seems all wrong but I'm coming around to the idea. A number of species are new to me too (like yellowbelly). I hope to attend a social or two and to perhaps hire someone to aid in helping my son to catch his first fish ! Cheers, Steve