Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Summertime snapper an option on the Gold Coast! – By William Kitching

As summer begins in South East Queensland, and the annual flow of warm water is pushed down the coastline by the East Australian Current, pelagic fever starts to kick...

Pimp my Rig: Part 2 – By John Boon

In part 1 we discussed using circle hook flasher style rigs and the results from a little bit of thinking outside the square. This time we will be looking...

The Silver Lining – By Ben Keen

Edited: 1500 words. 6 images   1:   2: Joe Keen with a “school” Jew - this one went 88cm and was caught in 20 metres.   3: 4:...

Hooked for Life – By Tracey Head

My first attempt at barra fishing was thwarted when we missed the channel and ended up marooned on a sand bank in the Arafura Sea for 3 hours. Skippers...

JP Fever – By Luke Galea

So admittedly, this wasn’t strictly a jungle perch fishing trip to North Queensland per se’.But rather a family holiday that may or may not have been hijacked by my...

The Rock in Shoal Bay – By Chris Errity

The Rock in Shoal Bay is one of the most famous barra fishing spots close to Darwin where you can almost be guaranteed to land a good barra if...

Why the Fly? – By Dave Donald

I spotted the tail from about 30m away and stalked as stealthily as possible in the ankle deep water towards where it was waving in the air. Jelly prawns...

Pimp My Rig – Part 1: By John Boon

I’ve long been an advocate for trying out new techniques, whether it be estuary or bluewater. After all, if you’re not trialing different options how are you supposed to...

So you have decided to buy a big boat. Part 3- The refit. By Graham Brake

Buying a used “big boat” usually follows a reasonably standard path.  The due diligence involved in the pre-purchase inspections, the negotiations if the inspections are acceptable, the transfer of...

So you have decided to buy a big boat: Part 2 – The delivery. By Graham Brake

The last vessel I delivered to Mackay was a 52 foot Sea Ranger.  Onboard was the new owner and two of his mates, with the plan originally being to...

So you have decided to buy a big boat! – By Graham Brake

It happens! You have completed the tinny bashing years, had a couple of larger fiberglass trailer boats and have been out on multi-day charters and have now convinced yourself...

Remaining one step ahead – By John Boon

In this modern day, technology is rapidly evolving. If we look back even five years ago to where we are today there has been so many changes and advancements....