Fishing Articles & Bloggs
Katrina & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for following our fishing adventures and look forward to taking you with us again in 2016
Every January we see some great bait ball kaos up the island and last year was no different ! This massacre was off the top of the Sandy Cape and included some serious Sharks !
Drew Steptoe managed to pull this mackerel out with out being sharked !
Spent a couple of days on the water with Dr Ben Diggles - who landed this serious coota !
Had a fun session on some dolphin fish off the Sandy Cape FADS - shame they keep getting displaced !
We had regular Hervey Bay visitors Paul & Wes up in Pauls 543SF
Had some great thready fishing around Easter on the drains fishing with Nathan Nitschinsk using Spanyid vibes
May is always a great month for weather and we had some insane longtail sessions - with the biggest challenge being getting them past the sharks !
We had two new artificial reefs deployed in the Bay in May - Simpson Artificial Reef on the outer banks & Hardie Artificial Reef down near little Woody
We did some Squidding in June mmmmmm Calamari
We had a great run of snapper over June. July & August !
We shot a promo for the AFC series to promote recreational fishing on our Fraser Coast with FCO ( Fraser Coast opportunities ) with BCF & Shimano with Leroy landing his PB snapper during one of our sessions.
We got to sit at VIP table at AFTA ( Australia Fishing Tackle Association ) on the Gold Coast and had dinner with Rex Hunt
Had some great "bread & Butter" session on the bream flathead & whiting during August & September - Christening my new Shimano Anarchy / Stella Combo
Had some great river fishing in October in the lead up to the Barrumundi Closed Season with mate Nathan Nitschinsk
Another beautifully coloured wild Marry River Salty
Nath with a cracking thready taken on a soft Vibe
The Shimano Spanyid Soft Vibes have fished really well on both our local barra and salmon over the last year !
We landed 14 salmon averaging 1 metre + in one awesome session all of soft vibes
Got to take April Vokey - World renowned fly fishers , FFF certified casting instructor, a fly-tying instructor, an active conservationist, traveling speaker and an eternal student of life and love out for a fish with her husband and mate Charles Barrett in November
Got to fish with Andrew Ettingshausen and film a segment for "Escape with ET" which will air in 2016
The new "Major Mitchell" coloured Squidgy Whip Baits finally arrived
Had good mate over from SA "Tumby Tom " Tierney in November to catch a few of our "Flats Marlin " but with strong Northerly winds blowing on his arrival we started out at Lentahlls dam which had just reopening after being closed since May for maintenance work on the crest gates. We had a great session and filmed it all for Shimano Australia with camera man James Ibrahim...
With better weather - Tumby Tom " had a great run on our marlin landing 5 good fish over 4 days - with two better than average ones at around 35kgs all caught on skipping gar fish with circle hooks switched of a teaser .
I even managed to hook and land a couple as well - wrapping up what has been a great year
Thanks again for following us and may 2016 be filled with even more fish !
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Rainbow Beach & Double Island
New Hervey Bay locals
Back to the Gutters with Katrina
Its been too long - Finally some fishing !
2016 Re-Cap & Welcome 2017 !
Happy New Year !
Some days are diamonds
Australian Fishing Tackle Trade Show - AFTA July 2016
Best snapper session to date !
Gold Coast Marine Expo May 2016
Some Squiding & Fishing
A New Tuna season is appon us !
Finally some fishing for 2016 !
Happy New Year - 2015 in review !
Fishing with April Vokey , ET & Tumby Tom !
Some truly EPIC captures !
End of another Barra season !
Winter has arrived along with the bream,flatty's and snapper !
Squiding with Scotto
Tuna & Shark KAOS
Good Vibrations - Mary River threadfin salmon & barra
How to get started and catch more fish on Squidgy Soft Plastics
More Bait Ball madness !!!
Break Sea & Beyond !
Fishing with Tak - They should call this place variety !
Hervey Bays Blinder Billfish run - Oct-Nov 2014 !
Berkeley River Lodge - Kimberleys Western Australia
Will we see another great marlin run in Hervey Bay this season .....?
1st Snapper session for 2014
Big day at the Gutters !
Over the top of Fraser !
Land Based Game Fishing - a bit of history
Cania Camping Easter 2014
The 1st 100 hrs in our Signature 543sf
Chloe Taylor & Tom Laurence return to the bay ....
Tuna'd Out !
Fishing with Treen
Fishing with Dale & Jake
Hot Auctions & Hot Fishing with Michael Choi
Signature 543sf Maiden Voyages
Bait ball Bedlam !
She Fishes - Chloe Taylor & Tom Laurence visit Hervey Bay
Happy New Year !
Merry Christmas !
Tuna season has started !
Hervey Bay - Land Based Options
Top Water Tuna !
Braking in Treno's New Boat !
The Lucanus System
Finally some great weather & Some snapper !
New long Range Sport Fishing charters - Freedom III
A Change Of Plan - Prospecting ...
Finally a bit more fishing .....
Tuna Grand Slam !
A new Barra Season is upon us !
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald visits Hervey Bay !
What Are You Fishing For ....?
Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc NEEDS YOU !!!!!
1st fish for 2013 !
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !
Blinder Billfish Run In Hervey Bay
Hervey Bays Flats of Gold !
Queensland barra season coming to a close !
Flathead Time !
Katrina's 1st Black Marlin
Some Spring Bass'n
Shimano's Shack - Flats of Fortune !
Sping has Sprung !
Intimate whale encounter !
Hiding Away in the maldives - Shimano Shack Article
Fishing with Aidan
Toughest fish I have caught in a long time !
Snapper Time !
Island Hideaway - Dhonakulhi in the Maldives
Shimano's Shack - Snapper Time !
Shimano's Shack - Go Where No Squidgy Has Gone before !
Shimano's Shack - Bait Ball Bedlam !
Welcome to Hervey Bay - Michael & Marilyn
Fishing with Jess and Dale
Shimano's Shack - Lenthalls Back On -Line in 2012
Fishing & filming with Creek To Coast
PB Queeny !
1st Article for Shimano's NEW Fishing Shack - Samson's & Pearls
Lenthalls Bass & barra Fish Stocking for 2012
Merry Christmas & The Year that was 2011
Shimano's NEW Fishing Shack - NOW OPEN
Bones of Contention & Recreational Fishing havens
Creeks To The Coast ..
Brisbane Boat Show Wrap Up
Some more great Flattie fishing with Treen
Some bread & butter fishing ......
How Good Is Hervey Bay !
Jacks PB Snapper session
Great Start to 2011 Snapper Season
Haines Signature 485SF - 12 months & 250+ hours later .....
April Fishing around the Bay
Boyne Barra Odyssey
Summer 2011 - what a start to the year !!!!
Lake Lenthalls Bass Release
Awonga Round Two ..............
Awonga Sept 2010
A Special Whale Encounter
Whale watching 2010
Bread & Butter Fishin
Lenthalls Barra Salvage
2010 Snapper Season !
They Should Call This Place Variety !
Fishing with Jess & Steve
Fraser Island Day Trip
The Cure - 1st Trips in our new Haines 485SF
Bit Of Fishing Before Christmas !
Lenthall Dam - Bass & barra Releases 2009
Silver Shoals Lodge - Camp Island
Going Light with Treno !
Freshwater Grand Slam
Fishntales Bream Comp 2009
Fishing With Treen !
Servere Tropical Cyclone Hamish
Hervey Bay Bass'in
This Is Livin - Fraser Island Jan 09
Pete's Eco Tours
Golden Flats Fishing !
Katrina's BIG Flattie
Kayak Road Trip
Roonies Camp Out
Wreck Reef with NOMAD SPORTFISHING
Christmas Island 2007
G0 - G0 Gadget - Report
Setting Goals - Pursuit of a beach mulloway
How Good is Hervey Bay !!!
Kenn Reef - It's out there
Road Trip to Weipa
Fishing Articles & Bloggs
Great Sandy Marine Park - A Rec Fishing mecca ....:
The Great Sandy Marine Park - MUST BE CORRECTED !
Queensland Recreational Fishing Havens :
The Bones of Contention :
Squidgy Soft Plastics Tips - Gold Coast Marine Exp:
Scottos tips and tackle for Squidgy Soft Plastics
Concerns relating to the Qld in-shore fin fishery:
Interesting read for those on the East Coast Qld
Squidgyn With Scotto:
Getting started and catching more fish on Squidgie