Buying a boat is an exciting step in your angling journey, but safety should be a priority from the beginning to ensure you don’t end up on the news for the wrong reasons. It is saddening to hear about disastrous boating accidents, and even sadder to hear that many of them could have been prevented!
The name Alvey is legendary in the Australian tackle scene. Known for their reliability and built-to-last design, they cemented themselves as a mainstay in the Australian anglers’ tackle box over 100 years ago, and have recently done so overseas too!
Soft plastics have really made themselves at home in the Australian marketplace over the last few decades, and their development has come along in leaps and bounds. By far one of the most revolutionary aspects of plastics, however, is their ability to be rigged ‘weedless’.
Many people can’t wait to catch their first jack, and one of the best ways to do that is to fish with heavy tackle and live baits! From the snag-strewn tropical mangrove creeks to the city canals illuminated by urban lights, jack will respond to a well-presented live bait.
Downrigging seems to be one of those old school techniques that’s been forgotten about, but has its uses from small freshwater targets such as Australian bass and trout, all the way up to bluewater giants like kingfish and even marlin.
We all know you can troll for Murray cod, that’s no secret. In fact, there aren’t many fish that lend themselves so readily to trolling as the Murray cod. Given that they like large presentations, often require repeated offerings to strike, like to sit down deep, and aren’t particularly afraid of boats passing overhead, it really isn’t surprising that they respond so well to this technique.
The run-off. It’s something most northern anglers fantacise about when they’re meant to be doing something else. It’s a time when other things such as the lawn and social commitments take a backseat to fishing, and plans are made to capitalise on some of the best fishing around.
Fishing the freshwater streams in the tropical north of Queensland is something that needs to be on every anglers’ bucket list. The beautiful, clear streams that harbour thousands of hungry predatory fish as visually striking as the environment they live in, are a sportfisher’s dream.
Our beloved dusky flathead are appreciated for many reasons, and one of those reasons is their receptiveness to a variety of techniques. One of those techniques, which might these days be considered a bit ‘old school’, is casting hardbodies in shallow water.
When we fish with lures, we try to give ourselves any little edge we can, however many people choose to neglect the use of scents. To many, using scents is more akin to bait fishing than lure fishing, however using them effectively requires a bit of know-how.
Catching a feed of tasty fish from a tropical reef is on a lot of peoples’ bucket list, but for some, they are lucky enough to consider just a weekend activity! Getting yourself set to gather an esky full of demersals can cost a bit, but the effort is more than worth it when you’re eating some of the tastiest fish in the world.