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Let’s Go To Barren – Bill Bowtell September 16

We were sitting around the bar of the Keppel Bay Sailing Club having a few beers and a chat: old mates of forty years standing! The conversation of course...
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Jumpinpin Guide – Cody Hochen Sep 16

Jumpinpin is a huge expanse of water that extends from the southern bay islands and Logan River all the way down towards the Seaway. For a beginner, its size...
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THE CAPRICORN BUNKER GROUP – Peter Kaye

This month we head out of the harbour and explore some of the awesome offshore fishing destinations around the Capricorn Bunker group. Twenty five years ago this area was...
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Digging Deep – John Boon Sep 16

Do you ever sit there, look at the tides and think to yourself “bugger, should just stay home and mow the lawn or something”. Well maybe not mowing the...
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When The Weather Changes – Bill Bowtell

Over the years I have kept pretty good records of my fishing. You know – the regular stuff – tides, moon phases, sea colour and conditions, weather patterns and...
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Reef Therapy – Dan Bowater July 16

About ten years ago I was involved in one of those special trips that totally changed my level of appreciation for fishing on the reef. Our crew consisting of...
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Dealing With Slow Bite Blues – Lee Brake July 2016

Not every offshore bottom-bashing trip takes you straight to red city in riot mode.  Sometimes the nannygai and reds just aren’t schooled up.  Sometimes the top of the food...
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Trophy Town – Peter Kaye (Gladstone)

Love reading fishing articles, but left wondering where all these awesome fish are caught?Well here it is! An in-depth two-part article on fishing the Gladstone area. Tips, spots and...
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Migratory Macks – Dan Kaggelis August 2016

When anglers think of pelagic fish they typically visualise those species such as mackerel, marlin and tuna which spend the majority of their lives cruising open waters over vast...
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Offshore 1770 – Wayne Baldry

So, you’ve arrived at 1770 after a big drive. The bearings didn’t fail and you’re itching and ready to go. The forecast looks good. Anything less than 15 knots...
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Winter offshore SEQ – Cody Hochen

Over the last 2 years, I have been building my knowledge base and extending my fishing to some offshore areas out from south-east Queensland. This has given me the...
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DIY Mothershipping – Lee Brake Aug 2016

We’ve just spent three days at the reef in a 4.85m side console – working deep water, trolling, casting reef flats, popping, jigging, exploring marks for miles around. But...
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Solo Bluewater Fishing – Dan Bowater 2015

One of the most unique aspects of fishing as a pastime would have to be the range of characters it attracts. I have never experienced a sport or activity...
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Persistence Pays Off – Grant Budd 2016

Unless you have been hiding under a rock or been away on a luxury holiday for the past 3-4 months you would know that SE QLD has been getting...
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Jardine River Feature – Tom Smith July 2016

I want to tell you about the Jardine River but I don’t quite know where to start. I suppose, for the car-topping winter-dodger, the beginning of your Jardine River...
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