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Gold coast fads GPS marks
FADS Gold coast – Fish Aggregating Devices – Offshore Fishing
Gold Coast Fads - Fish Aggregating Devices Fish aggregating devices (FADs) are man made structures that are anchored offshore in order to attract migratory fish. Usually in the form of a bouy attached to a rope or chain. These devices attract both bait fish and bigger pelagic species seeking food and shelter. Having schools of fish congregate around these fads makes them easier to find and catch, so you can enjoy a great fishing experience. Fisheries have deployed several fads off...

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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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Venus tuskfish caught fishing 36s Gold coast
Venus Tuskfish – Gold Coast Fishing – Tuskies
Venus Tuskfish - Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (CHOERODON VENUSTUS) The Venus tuskfish would have to be one of the most highly sought after table fish in northern Australia. They are not only sensational eating but also provide anglers with a solid fight when hooked on suitable tackle. The species is also commonly referred to as Tuskies and blue bone. Which derives from the aqua, blue coloured spine and other internal bones of the fish. Many people also incorrectly refer to...

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Squid Fishing Gold Coast – How To Catch Squid
Squid Fishing Gold Coast - Brisbane - Tweed Heads Learn how to catch Squid around the Gold Coast and other regions, regular contributor Anthony Coughran explains how. Squid - (Cephalopods) We have many different species of squid, calamari and cuttlefish in Australian waters, Several are commonly found around the Gold coast. Here are the most common species. Cuttlefish (Sepia apama- giant cuttlefish) (Sepia pharaonis - pharaoh’s cuttlefish) Cuttlefish are found right around Australia, the giant cuttlefish are found over reefs and grassy seabed’s out...

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How to catch Cobia, Gold coast fishing
How to Catch Cobia – Gold Coast – Queensland
How to Catch Cobia - Gold Coast Cobia/Black kingfish: Rachycentron canadus (Linnaeus) Want to know how to catch monster Cobia off the Queensland coast. Author Anthony Coughran explains how. Cobia are a frequent visitor to our shores all year round. But mainly thicken up in numbers over the winter months. There is a few reasons why they build up in numbers at this time of the year. The whale migration. The slowing of the currents on our reefs. our reef species spawning. ...

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Pearl perch Gold coast fishing charters
Pearl Perch Gold Coast Deep Sea Fishing
Pearl Perch Gold Coast. Chasing Pearl perch off the Gold coast can be a very rewarding experience. Pearlies as they are commonly called, can be found along the east coast between Port Macquarie in NSW and as far north as Rockhampton in Qld. Pearl perch are a demersal bottom dwelling fish species that inhabit the local reef systems. They prefer deeper water, and you’re most likely to find them in 40-100 metres. Your best chance to get on the pearlies is...

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How to Get The Most Out of Your Charter
Fishing Charters - How to get the most out of your experience. There are some major advantages to using a commercial charter boat for your fishing requirements. Especially when travelling long distances away from home. You will find most charters, while fairly priced, will still cost you a reasonable sum of money. It is critical that you make the most of your time onboard the boat. Unfortunately some fishing charter customers don't get as much value, or as many fish...

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Gold Coast Prawning
Prawning Gold Coast – Prawn Guide – How To Catch
A Practical Guide to Gold Coast Prawning. Gold Coast Prawning. Written by Anthony Coughran. FFGC Prawns Gold Coast - Gold Coast Prawning!!  The SEQ, Gold Coast and Far northern NSW have a many different species of prawn. These are the Most common species in our area: Banana prawn ( Penaeus merguiensis, Penaeus indicus.) located from Shark Bay in WA around the top end to northern NSW. They can reach sizes of 34cm long and their season is from November to May. School prawn (...

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Fishing Gold Coast, Mahi mahi fishing
Mahi Mahi Gold Coast Fishing -Dolphin fish -Dollies
A comprehensive guide to fishing for Mahi Mahi. Written by Anthony Coughran from Fishing Fun Gold Coast Your fish of the month is Mahi mahi......... Mahi mahi ( dolphin fish) Corphaena hippurus Mahi mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. We are so lucky to have the dolphin fish fishery we have in Australia. Locally we have all the government implemented FAD’s, pro fisherman trap lines and drum line which hold schools of dollies off our coast each year. As they migrate down our coast...

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Fishing charters equipment
Best Techniques and Top Quality Gear
Best Techniques and Top Quality Gear on our Fishing Charters. We love our fishing and are passionate about providing top quality fishing gear on our charters. It is our goal to connect our customers to quality fish and more importantly land them. True blue offer a genuine deep sea reef and game fishing adventure. Our tours are suitable for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. Top Quality Fishing Gear. Our customers are provided with top quality fishing gear on our fishing charters. Both...

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