Monthly Archives: "August, 2020"

Effects of barotrauma
Barotrauma – Reef Fish – How to Release
Barotrauma in Reef Fish When a fish is hooked and wound up quickly from deep in the water column, the rapid change in  water pressure causes the gases in the fish’s body to expand. This results in a variety of injuries that can be fatal to most fish. This is what is commonly known as barotrauma. Which fish does barotrauma effect? Many reef fish species are susceptible to the effects of barotrauma. Mulloway, Venus Tuskfish and Teraglin in particular, are highly vulnerable....

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Spanish Mackerel
Mermaid Reef – Fishing – Gold Coast – True Blue Fishing
Mermaid Reef - Fishing Hot spot Where is Mermaid Reef? Mermaid reef is located just off the coastline, adjacent to Mermaid beach towards the southern end of the Gold coast. There is a considerable amount of natural reef beginning just a few hundred metres out behind the breakers. The depths vary from around 25 metres, with pinnacles rising up to just a few metres below the surface. Can I fish at Mermaid beach reef? Absolutely, its a very popular local hot spot. Other...

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Fishing 36s gold coast 36 fathom reef
Fishing 36s Gold Coast – 36 Fathom Reef
Fishing the 36s east of the Gold coast can produce some quality fish when the right techniques are used. Float lining with lightly weighted pilchards is generally the best method for catching the bigger Snapper that lurk deeper in the water column. Additionally Patternoster style rigs are also effective. Particularly if the current is running hard. If the water is blue and there is plenty of bait present, it is well worth trying to catch pelagic species too. Live...

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Palm beach reef, photo by Gold coast Bulletin
Palm Beach Reef – Fishing – Gold Coast Queensland
Palm Beach Reef Fishing  Where is Palm Beach Reef? Palm beach reef is located just off the coastline, adjacent to Palm beach on the southern end of the Gold coast. The newer man made section is a mere 270 metres east of the beach. However there is also a considerable amount of natural reef also. The depths vary from 25 metres, with pinnacles rising up to just 5 metres below the surface. What Can I do at Palm beach reef? The main activities...

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