Fishing is Healthy and Good For You

Fishing is healthy and good for you at any age, from childhood right through to the senior years. It is a favourite outdoor pastime loved by Australians. A study by the CESSH and Fisheries research and development corporation shows that around 25% of Australian homes have at least one person who partakes in fishing for…

Rigs for Mackerel and the Pelagic

Rigs for Mackerel and the Pelagic. Whether you are fishing in a river, a lake or the ocean, having the right rig for the type of fish you are after is essential. Also, what style of fishing you have will dictate what rigs you need. Not everyone likes to use bait, and not everyone loves…

Jimmy, Sally, Sook and Zoea?

When we caught our first female crab with a belly full of eggs, I was surprised at just how large the bunch was in her (sack?) I was unsure whether to call it a pregnant crab, or just a crab with eggs? I decided to do some research, and I found out some interesting things,…

Docile Bottom Dweller or Wannbe Killer?

Surely the laid-back Wobbegong isn’t dangerous, or is it? Personally, I have caught several in my past years of fishing the reefs, and I’ve come to learn that they are perhaps suicidal if anything (let me explain). If you’ve ever captured one of these, you are probably fishing the bottom of the reef. You might…

Fresh Bait is Best?

It’s easy to think that lure fishing is the best way to fish, based on fishing magazines and TV shows. I reckon lure fishing receives the biggest share of media coverage, so it’s no wonder they have seemed to become more popular. However, that is far from reality. Every day, more anglers are using natural…

New Years Fishing Resolutions

Last year my New Year’s fishing resolution was to catch my biggest ever Snapper. What was yours? Did you fulfil it? I know I didn’t, even with a brand-new reel that boosted the confidence. So, that leads me to ponder what fishing resolution I should make this year? One thing’s for sure – I’d like…

How’s Your Engine Running?

After owning a four stroke Mercury Engine for the past 3+ years, I can recommend them as a reliable and powerful motor. Although if it weren’t for our pedantic maintenance of it, it may be a different story. But no matter which brand you own, it won’t last if you don’t look after it properly….

No Boat? 6 Simple Bank Fishing Tips

Fishing is fishing, no matter where you fish from. Some of my best flatheads have been caught from a river bank or rock wall. Even when my mate got himself a huge lizard (even though he was fishing from a boat) he was on the river, next to a stone wall. So, just because you…

Mud Crab – To Keep or Not to Keep

How disheartening is it, when you catch a nice big muddy, only to discover there’s no meat in it. It’s such a waste of a good crab. If you’re an experienced crabber, you probably don’t have that problem. However, for the average Joe, often the lesson learned is after it’s too late. The easiest way…

Eastern Red Scorpionfish = Ouch.

If you have ever caught one of these nasties, you’ve probably caught them more than once. I certainly have, and every time I do, I curse at knowing I must get it off my hooks without getting stabbed. My advice is to use long enough pliers that it cannot accidently flicker and reach your hand….