Category Archives: "True Blue Fishing Articles"

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...

Read More
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....

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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. ...

Read More
Gold coast broadwater fishing charters
Broadwater Fishing Charters – Gold Coast
Broadwater Fishing Charters - Gold Coast Gold Coast Broadwater Fishing Charters. In this case morning and afternoon fishing charters depart at 7am and 11am. Our boats head out from the Spit pontoon at Muriel henchman drive Main beach. Accordingly these four hour calm water fishing trips are perfect for beginners, kids and experts alike. Great fun for the whole family. Furthermore our friendly experienced crew members will teach you the best techniques to catch a wide range of estuary fish...

Read More
Freshwater Fishing Spots – Gold Coast
Freshwater Fishing Spots - Gold Coast - Scenic Rim When people think of fishing the Gold coast. They tend to think of offshore big game fishing or exploring the vast expanses of our estuary system. Freshwater fishing doesn't immediately spring to mind. However the Gold coast and nearby Hinterland and Scenic rim regions have a range of options available. Dam and Impoundment Fishing Near the Gold Coast There are several dams and freshwater impoundments that are within an easy couple of hours...

Read More
Gold coast Snapper
Snapper – Pearl perch Closure – Gold Coast – True Blue Fishing
Snapper Fishing Closure - Gold Coast - Queensland Unfortunately fisheries have imposed a closure on Snapper and Pearl perch stocks. In fact the closure applies to the whole of Queensland and also includes Snapper stocks off the Gold coast. While we don't really feel that local Snapper stocks on the Gold coast are in serious decline. We are not totally opposed to the idea either. Above all, if it helps secure great gold coast snapper stocks for future generations. Then...

Read More
Result 1 - 10 of 25