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15 tips for kayak fishing safety

15 tips for kayak fishing safety Kayak fishing is one of my true passions, its 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 […]

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 […]

Bait fishing for bream on the Nong & Yarra

Bait fishing for bream on the Nong & Yarra The Maribyrnong and Yarra River are intriguing fishing destinations along Melbourne’s doorstep. There not much to look at but their true beauty is hidden in the abundance of healthy bream they hold. I have fished these river systems for years and […]

The essential guide to fishing with kids

As a father of two kids with special needs, I understand that preparation and patience are essential ingredients when fishing with children. Without a doubt, kids have short attention spans and this is increased 10 fold when fishing. If you don’t catch quickly you’re likely to be bombarded with complaints […]

How to catch flathead with bait and lures

How to catch flathead with bait and lures When targeting a fish species, you need to think about what characteristics they have. For most part a flathead is an ambush predator, they have eyes on the top head, there quite camouflage and they’ll often sit on the bottom waiting for [...]

Master carp fishing

Carp are a noxious pest, a non-native introduced species. They 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 are a large […]

The best lures for targeting Redfin??

The best lures for targeting Redfin Redfin are an iconic bread and butter species brilliant to target using lures and soft plastics. Reddies are great to eat, come in big numbers and are awesome to catch when using light spinning gear. Redfin ( English Perch ) are very accessible species […]

Fishing like kings around Melbourne

Big Kingfish is the stuff that local anglers dream about and fishing for Yellowtail King Fish in Melbourne and around Victoria has continued to get better and better in recent years which is wonderful news for local anglers. I’m not quite sure why this is rapidly improving and why we [...]

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

Guide to squid fishing in Melbourne. What’s not to love about targeting squid around Melbourne and Victoria. It’s a great form of fishing and fresh calamari is as good as it gets from an eating perspective. Around Melbourne, there are plenty of locations both for land based anglers as well […]