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Reef fish gold coast
Mixed Reef fish Gold Coast – Reef Fishing Tips and Techniques
Mixed reef fish Gold coast We have some great mixed reef fishing species in our local offshore waters. We seem to get a good blend of reef species off our coast. From southern species to northern species, our grounds are where their borders over lap. The most common mixed reef species are Snapper/ squire, Spangled emperor, Pearl perch, Maori cod, Venus tusk fish, Pig fish,  One spot sea perch, Gold spot Wrasse, Parrot fish, Teraglin, coronation trout, red throat, job...

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Gold coast whiting fishing tips and techniques
Gold Coast Whiting Fishing
Whiting Fishing Gold Coast  ( Ghosts of the flats.) Gold coast whiting fishing Written by Anthony Cougran The SEQ and Far northern NSW have a many different species of whiting. These are the Most common in the Gold coast area: Goldenline whiting (Sillago analis) It’s name is taken from it’s rough scales. Found from northern NSW around the top end to Geraldton in WA. Has a size limit of 23cm and a bag of 30 in QLD and no size and a bag of 20...

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Mangrove jack Gold coast
Mangrove Jack – Fishing Gold Coast – Tips and Techniques
  ( Lutjanus Argentimaculatus) (Mangrove Jacks) (Red Dogs)    Mangrove jack Fishing Gold Coast Written by Anthony Cougran.   We are so lucky on the Gold coast. Fortunately we have one of the best Mangrove jack fisheries in Australia. We humans have extended their habitat and hunting grounds so much on the Gold coast, Tweed heads, Moreton bay and Sunshine coast that they now have an endless maze of waterways loaded with structure. Anglers are spoilt for choice on hunting grounds. Sure we don't...

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Corporate Fishing Charters Gold Coast
Corporate Fishing Charters and Cruises Planning a memorable evening with work colleagues and clients? Want to give your staff a day to remember? Why not consider one of our corporate fishing charters or one of our Broadwater cruises. Above all, there is no place nicer than the Gold Coasts waterways to hold such an event. For fulfilling all your corporate charter requirements. Like wise True blue fishing charters are here to help. We are an Australian family owned Gold Coast business proudly...

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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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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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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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