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,…

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….

Going Crabbing and Catching Fish

We have just one pot that we take with us fishing in hopes to catch a mud crab, sandy or if we’re lucky a delicious painted cray. (Have caught two painted crays in a crab pot back in 2010). It is annoying though when you put your crab pot in a lovely spot away from…