Category Archives: "Fishing Tips"

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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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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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Weekend Fishing Gold coast
Weekend Fishing Charter or Week day – Gold Coast
Weekend Fishing Charter or Mid Week? What's the difference fishing on the weekend. Or a week day you may ask? Firstly I guess it comes down to your work schedule and available time. Not to mention the availability of your local fishing charter operator. Most good charter operators will try to operate every day that that the weather is favourable. Regardless of if its Thursday or Sunday. Furthermore the fish don't have a preference for feeding on any particular day...

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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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organising a fishing trip
Organising a Fishing Trip
Organising a Gold Coast Fishing trip How to choose and book a great fishing trip. When people think of fun with friends and families, most think of the usual activities. Picnics, theme parks, football or the theatre, Some just  prefer to stay at home and watch Netflix in the comfort of their own lounge rooms. But have you ever considered a deep sea fishing trip for friends and family members? Not only can an offshore fishing trip be a fun way to...

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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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