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Nine blue water fishing options close to Darwin – By Chris Errity

The Darwin region has so much to offer for both the resident, and visiting anglers. In this article, Darwin based writer, Chris Errity covers some of the hot-spots close...
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Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat – Part 3 – By Bill Bowtell

The East Coast Spanish Mackerel (ECSM) review, currently being conducted by the Fisheries Queensland under its working documents: “Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027”; and, “Queensland Harvest Strategy Policy”, held...
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“Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat” Part 2 – By Bill Bowtell

It seems from comments received with regard to last month’s part 1 of this article; “Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat”, that there are many, both recreational and...
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A Guide to Metal – By Grant Budd

During most lure anglers' lives they often try new techniques while aiming to tick off a prized bucket list species. All too often this results in travel to a...
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Learning and growing – By John Boon

I would like to just take a quick moment to celebrate the reopening of saltwater barra season here in Queensland. That three month break never gets any easier I...
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A Guide to Spanner Crabbing – By Gyula Vari

Spanner Crabs! I would have to say this is my favourite crab to eat with its beautiful white delicate sweet flesh, and the ease of catching a decent feed...
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Keto Fritto Misto – By Anthony Davies

These days it seems that “carbs are the enemy” when it comes to healthy eating. This becomes even more important for those who have the misfortune to be Diabetic....
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Hunting Grunter with Hard-bodies – By Dave Magner

Dave Magner takes his bream gear chasing Barred Javelin (aka grunter) and finds out what an under-rated shallow-water sportfish they really are. While I’ve caught quite a few grunter...
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Bathurst Island Threadies – By Chris Errity

Bathurst Island is one of the best places to target large threadfin salmon in the Northern Territory. I have fished this area for many years since being a young...
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Deep Drop Fishing – The highs and lows – By Gyula Vari

Like most fishing trips, Deep Dropping takes a fair bit of planning in order to ensure a successful trip, and when all the stars align, all that remains is...
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SEQ Mixed Reef Targets – By William Kitching

When hitting the water in South East Queensland, one of the most exciting forms of fishing has to be heading out to target some of the awesome reef species...
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A Metre Barramundi and Others – Full Moon Potpourri – By Bill Bowtell

The phone rang. It was Adrian Frick. In his cheery way, he described that he was now officially retired, having just sold his dental business, and that he wanted...
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Breaking the Baitfish Code – By Dan Kaggelis

Interpreting signs whilst on the water is crucial for fishing success. It is why I love standing up on the casting deck under the stealth of the Minn Kota...
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QUINTREX Making Waves in 2021 – By Dominic Fry

The team at the iconic Australian boat manufacturer Quintrex is set to release five reinvigorated models in the near future. The Fishabout, Top Ender, Cruiseabout, Ocean Spirit and Hornet...
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The Peron Islands in a trailer boat – By Chris Errity

For many years I have enjoyed fishing the pristine waters of the Peron Islands situated near the mouth of the Daly River in Anson Bay. There are two islands...
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Prawnology – By John Boon

Prawn imitation lures have been around for a long time. It seems though that over recent times “prawning” has ramped right up. By prawning I mean anglers tying on...
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Getting someone’s lifetime of Knowledge in a Day – By Peter Ford

Its funny how we spend countless thousands on Boats, motors, and the latest electronics but very little on finding out how to use all this stuff to help us...
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Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat- Part 1: By Bill Bowtell

The run-out tide pushed wide of Sunken Reef forming a clear, and very distinctive, current line in the process. A flock of Little Terns wheeled and dived in the...
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Heavy timber tactics – By John Boon

There’s no other type of piscatorial pursuit that even comes close. It would be the closest thing to getting ready for war. The weapons must be of premium calibre...
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Barra fishing on The Adelaide River during the run-off – By Chris Errity

The Adelaide River is an extensive system situated only 60 kilometres east of Darwin. Due to its close proximity to Darwin it is heavily fished by the local angling...
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