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Snapper Fishing Melbourne & Victoria | Tips & techniques

When it comes to fishing Snapper are an iconic fish species of both Melbourne and Victoria. Port Phillip Bay & Western Port are prime destinations to target big reds. Information gathered over the last couple of years strongly suggests snapper and pinkie numbers around Port Phillip Bay and Western Port […]

The best lures and soft plastics for catching Bream

Lure fishing for bream has become one of the most popular forms of fishing in recent years. Following this trend has seen an explosion of products released on our market. Masses of ultra-light spin rods, small reels and thin line. But that’s only minuscule compared with how many variations of […]

Beat seasickness when boating and fishing

You have clicked on this article so perhaps you too suffer from sea or motion sickness. I know this feeling better then most, I am a keen fisherman who has suffered from seasickness for many years. I have somewhat become a comical joke amongst mates who find it quite amusing. […]

kayak fishing tips for beginners

Kayak fishing is one of my true passions, it’s an amazing sport which is rapidly growing in popularity. There is however some dangerous elements to kayak fishing, If you have recently purchased a fishing kayak, or thinking of taking up this sport take please take some time to consider these […]

The Greatest Places For Fishing In The World

The Greatest Places For Fishing In The World – Fishing is more than just catching fish to have food on our plates. It’s also a bonding activity for friends and family. Imagine going on a trip to the lake or sea, sitting on your boat hoping something will bite. The […]

Bream fishing the Maribyrnong and Yarra River with bait

The Maribyrnong and Yarra River are intriguing fishing destinations along Melbourne’s doorstep. These river systems are not much to look often quite crowded, discoloured water and full of litter. However, their true beauty is hidden in the abundance of healthy bream in which they hold. I have fished both these […]

Fishing with Kids The ultimate guide

As a father of two kids with special needs, I understand that preparation and patience are essential when fishing with children. Kids have short attention spans and this is only amplified when fishing. If you don’t catch fish quickly then you’re likely to be bombarded with complaints of boredom. Therefore […]

How to catch flathead with bait, lures & soft plastics

In Australia, flathead is an iconic bread and butter fish species found in many of our bays, rivers and estuaries. They are quite easy to target with a whole range of baits, lures and soft plastics. This makes them such a fun species to target. There are also a top […]

Guide to carp fishing in Melbourne

Carp are a noxious pest, an introduced species that breed like crazy destroying our native fish. Causing environmental damage to our river systems and natural fauna. But you know what? despite all of the negatives, I love targeting and catching carp or AKA mud marlins. Carp is a large freshwater […]

The best lures and soft plastics for catching Redfin

Redfin ( aka English Perch ) are an iconic bread and butter fish species which are brilliant to target with lures and soft plastics. They are a predatory fish with a wide mouth that often school up in big numbers. They are great to eat and they are especially fun […]

Fishing like kings around Melbourne

Catching big Kingfish is the stuff that local anglers dream about.  The fishing for Yellowtail King Fish around Melbourne and Victoria has continued to get better and better in recent years. I’m not quite sure why, but its welcome news for local anglers. Perhaps its temperature change or breeding patterns [...]

Surf fishing in Victoria for salmon

Surf fishing in Victoria for salmon. Winter is the best time of the year to hit the surf beaches in search of salmon around Victoria. Salmon an iconic bread and butter fishing species that school up in big numbers. When that school comes within casting distance the action is frantic […]

Guide to squid fishing in Melbourne

What’s not to love about targeting squid around Melbourne or Victoria. It’s a great form of fishing that’s continually growing in popularity. Fresh calamari is just about as good as it gets from an eating perspective. Squid can be caught all year round, you will generally find them in shallow […]