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      1. Hi All, Getting back into fishing more regularly after kids. Mostly hitting up the freshwater lakes around Canberra, with mixed results. I just found the forum today so I thought I'd join up. No boat at the moment (1st boat went to help buy the house), but hoping to get another in the next couple of years.
      2. Hi All, I am getting back into fishing after many years away from it. I live in Wellington Point, QLD and I am looking forward to flicking lures and bait fishing in the area. Totally land based fishing these days my bays of throwing money at boats are a thing of the past now. Anyway hoping to catch up with some locals including the fish and keep those lines tight... cheers, Gordon
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        Hi, my name is Mick, we live the Albury Wodonga region. Recently we bought a boat and decided to get into fishing, we have little experience, but planning on changing that. We had a bit of success fishing for redfin in Lake Hume, but than all that stopped with the first lockdown. Anyway, I thought I’d join up and see what i can learn. thank you
      4. Hi All I'm Katrina and haven't fished since I was about 20 back in NZ - 20 something years ago. Back then it was fishing with the boys and all I learned was one knot and how to cast. I loved it so much I decided it was time to take it seriously and learn the sport. I purchased my gear last week and have been obsessed ever since. I have been watching YouTube clips and reading fishing knot books. There is so much to know. I am hoping other members may be able to share knowledge, tips and maybe even offer to buddy up for a trip or two occasionally. I would especially like tips on snags (how to avoid them), cleaning gear, and threading bait. I am land based around the GC but also have family on an Island in Moreton Bay with a boat so intend on exploring the fishing there too. I caught a Bream on my second trip (1st fish caught in Aussie)! Also scaled, gutted and filleted it myself (also a first)! Would love to hear from anyone with good land based spots for beginners? Cheers Kat
      5. Hi everyone, I'm new here (signed up awhile ago but then forgot about it I think) but I've been fishing for a couple years now. I mostly fish kayak but occasionally take the tinny out when the conditions are great. I mostly chase your bread and butter species like bream and flathead and I'm looking to start getting into tournament fishing. As such I've started a blog where I'll be documenting the things I learn along the way. I've also started building a list of all the fishing tournaments in Australia, I've included the link in my signature if you want to check out the full list. It's only just been setup so I'm still adding new tournaments to the list as I go, and it's all done manually at the moment in my spare time. Not sure if anyone else is interesting in that kind of thing?
      6. Hi all, returning to the fold and haven't fished for years. I joined years ago but can't remember password & no long have the email account (oops). Have ordered a 3.9 Qunitrex Explorer outback with a 25hp so am hoping I will be able to get out & explore new places & hopefully catch a few. I had a boat about 10 years ago but only for a short while so it's all a bit new for me & I am looking forward to it. Have only fished estuary in the past & am setting up to try my hand at soft plastics. Hopefully I can even try my hand at some bigger species at Port of Brisbane and in the bay. I have found this site really helpful in the past so thanks for having me
      7. Gday anglers I've just moved up to Mackay and I plan to try and catch a feed every chance i get. I am pretty inexperienced with saltwater fishing. I fished freshwater as a kid and have got a few bream and flatty a few years back in the lake. Been spending a bit of time on youtube learning some knots and other information and will be going through the pages on this site as well. Hope you're all getting on to a few. Enjoy Luc
      8. Hi all, I’m mostly land based and regularly fish with my wife between my place (across the road from Albert river) Down to Northern Gold Coast. I love using google maps, finding new likely spots and testing them out. I get bored easily so I like catching the bait as much the fishing, love finding places to pump yabbies, cast a net for prawns or livies, dig pippies or whatever. I think I love fishing more and more because theres always plenty to learn, and so many variables between spots. Of late I have been getting into float fishing targetting gar and luderick. Hope to pick some of your brains about that sort of stuff. cheers steve
      9. Hey all, Got back into fishing a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. I mainly fish saltwater (bait/boat) & have caught most species Victoria has on offer (except Kingfish and Bluefin Tuna which are high up on my bucket list) Really enjoy reading what the rest of the country is catching & look forward to contributing on here once our season starts up again.
      10. Hi all, I have been fishing for the best part of my life (30+ years) and always keen to find new techniques, equipment and tips. I came across this forum as I have contracted the fishing bug again and recently moved back to the bayside so heading out every week or two (my rig attached). Looking forward to sharing and learning from all you fisho weapons! Cheers, Andrew
      11. Hi All, I'm Glenn, my youngest son and I have been getting into fishing lately (I fished a fair bit about 20-odd years ago). We have a couple of decent rods and some gear from family members. It is such a great way to get outside, (and get the young ones of their tablets and xbox!) and enjoy some time together. I have been looking around this forum and it seems like a really good place! Plenty of advice and good vibes. The young fella caught his first fish the other day, nice little winter whiting He was so excited and he is now 'hooked'! Anyway, I will probably be hanging around here a bit. Happy for any advice, tips etc on how to maximise the fun times fishing! Regards, Glenn
      12. Hi looking for some advice want to chase snapper out of my yak around Redcliffe-Scarborough. I’ve tried land based off Shiels street and now have a small yak to use. What r the best times, spots etc.....
      13. Gday all, I’m new to the site so doing the norm and introducing myself. I’m Hatchy from the Sunshine Coast. I’ve just got the fishing bug back. Originally from Tas and was quite spoilt for choice down there. Since moving back to qld for the 2nd time, I’ve noticed how slow the fishing really is here. Don’t get me wrong there’s times where it is quite good. I’m chasing some advice or tips on catching more fish on lures and some local spots I’ve got a couple of fish on lures. I have no problem catching fish on bait and can 99% of the time catch fish using bait. But now have moved to lures, I prefer hard body’s to plastics. I’ve caught a few fish trolling with some shallow divers, and some plastics but I want to increase my chances in the yak. I’ll give any where a go as long as I’m not dealing with too many boats and jet skis. I don’t have a sounder yet and partner she has a better kayak then me, my kayak sucks in any kind of wake. So until I upgrade I don’t want to venture into any large body of water that is open to the elements. I don’t need any x spots but just some advice on where I can increase my chance of getting some larger fish other than bream. I know being winter the variety of fish is some what limited but not totally, as my partner caught a 300mm jack before landing a 410mm bream. Kind regards Hatchy
      14. Hey guys. New to the group. Was fishing buffalo beach last weekend and met a cool guy fishing for sambo and got a few too. Jim I think his name was, he was doing spot of recording. he told me to get on this website for learning. Was supposed to meet him the next day but I done my back in. Anyway guys happy to learn and share info with ye. Sorry in advance for stupid questions lol Tight lines
      15. Hi all, Just joined. Based on Brisbane Northside. Just sold a 35 foot flybridge cruiser (thank goodness - never again) and have ordered a Stejcraft ss64. Not sure of delivery date yet but probably within two months. I am looking for a group/club interested in fishing Moreton Bay, or any tips/spots etc. Although I have been fishing the bay for close on forty years I now have more time on my hands, and intend to spend much more time out there.
      16. Hello All, I am a new member from north side of Brisbane. I regularly fish in bay, the Bribie passage, around Moreton Island, Redcliffe, Scarborough, Woody Point, The Pine as well as waters around Elliott Heads. Looking forward to trading fishing and boating tips. TS
      17. Hi everyone, My son has convinced me to join up and check out all of the posts. Have to say while I don't mind throwing the line in I'm happy to paddle the young fella around in our kayak and watch him catch all the fish! Cheers Cavvy P.S. You guys know Hamish right
      18. Hi all. Looking forward to having a chat on here, getting some advice and also sharing some of my knowledge and experiences. My wife (Wendy) and I are young(ish) Grey Nomads and have been travelling Oz for the past 3 years. Sadly, at the moment we've run aground in Canberra and are waiting eagerly for the go ahead to get on the move again. We travel with a 21' caravan and a dual cab ute with a Seajay Nomad 3.7HS on the roof. We're both keen fishers and generally plan our travels around where we can get out for a fish. Our favourite spots to date have been Tuross Lake (NSW), Mallacoota (Vic), Venus and Streaky Bays (SA) Bunbury, Forty Mile Beach, Cleaverville and Cape Leveque (WA), Alva beach and Agnes Water (Qld) and finally, Dunnally Bay and Mayfield Bay (Tas). Cheers Davo
      19. Hi all I’m just getting back into fishing after an approximate 10 years in a different hobby. I’ve picked myself up a good used Savage 450, & here in Qld we can go fishing. I’ve already done one trip to my favourite whiting spot, but I’m keen to get amongst some Brissy River Threadies, & some nice Bay Snapper.
      20. Hi all, New to the forum and pretty fresh when it comes to fishing. Located in Brisbane and currently focused on land based angling. Cheers, Simmo.
      21. Hi All, New here, want to know if anyone here can help me out with a few spots to up Donnybrook/Toorbul way to wet a line..Just fishing off the banks for now. Thanks..
      22. Live in Western Sydney at Windsor. Do most of my fishing down the NSW south coast around Sussex Inlet. My brother has a place down there and it is beautiful and great fishing everywhere. I've just started back into fishing as a recreational hobby after years away and have tried surf, estuary and river fishing with a little boat action thrown in for good measure. I just like the relaxing sessions on my own as well as the good old mates in a boat adventure when I can scrape some people together. I'm building my depleted tackle box slowly and am surprised how much things have changed with graphite rods and multi bearing reels, its a whole new ballgame. It puts my old Alvey to shame I think. Anyway, hope to pick up some tips and help from you friendly anglers and hope my questions aren't too silly to warrant answers. Cheers and all the best, Gluggy
      23. Hey everyone. New to the site and slowly trying to figure out how to catch a fish or two. Nestled in a small village on the Bidgie just out of Wagga. Love to hit the coast and chase the lizards around. Just like everyone, I dont get out enough. I look forward to gaining knowledge from everyone and bounce ideas around
      24. ...and things are a bit different up here! I've been fishing since before I can remember and in tassie I know what to do, where to go ect. But up here I'm struggling a little. First of all I don't know anyone up here who fishes so I'm stuck land based til I make friends with someone who is kind enough to take me out on the water (or til my living situation is stable enough to get a craft of my own) secondly, learning the best way to target new species, though it's very interesting and exciting can be very frustrating with little to no experience or know-how apart from what little useful information I can find by googling. Had a few days up at bundaberg and fished around Burnett and Elliot heads but I've mostly been going land based all around redcliffe. Got smoked by something huge I sight casted at the entrance to the Scarborough marina. Won't get over that one for a while. Got a few grassy sweetlip and a few decent sized bream and a small snapper off queens beach. Few shovel noses and stingrays. Some weird little aquarium looking fish from under woody point jetty. Up at bundaberg did some surf fishing got some swallowtail dart and a little GT and a big slatey bream. I plan to do a lot more fishing on Morton bay in the next couple years so I'd love to meet some people who could share some wisdom with me or even take me for a fish sometime. If any of you find a reason to go to Tasmania hit me up and I'll direct you to some wild brown trout! Cheers take it easy
      25. Hi just signed up. Enjoy both salt and fresh fishing. latest thing i love is whiting on poppers. hope to contribute to the forum. regards Wild Harvest