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…
Category: Gold Coast Fishing
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,…
Caught by Accident
Jewfish appeared out of nowhere apparently.
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 accidentally flicker and reach your hand….
Surprise Dolphin Visit (Video)
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Red Emperor Dreaming
I’ve caught many Red Emperor, but, they have always been undersized.
Big Emperor from the Gold Coast
Have you caught a Grassy Emperor larger than 70cm?
Going Crabbing and Catching Fish
Going crabbing and catching fish instead? My partner and I enjoy fishing as often as possible. Sometimes we go out just to get crabs (or in hopes of getting a crab). We have just one pot that we take with us and usually get at least one mud crab or sandy. One lucky day we…