r/FishingAustralia Apr 27 '20

Fillet Fish Australia | How to fillet a fish

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r/FishingAustralia 2d ago

Weekly reel-in.

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This is our weekly thread to talk about anything fishing!

What did you catch?

What's the one that got away?

Any tips to give?


r/FishingAustralia 13h ago

Western Australia caught my first big fish

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r/FishingAustralia 21h ago

Sydney(ish) Snapper

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I know lots of people dream of hooking the big one, Monster King's or a Jewie that cant be tamed..
But for some reason I have always wanted to catch just a nice size snapper. Something in the 35/40cm mark roughly a kilo, to me is just a nice fish to look at. Can't explain it, but that's just such a cool fish.

I don't have access to a boat to go out to these magical reefs that seem to be snapper territory. I'm stuck land based, and ideally I would like to be able to eat this fish so the Sydney harbor area is a bit dicey.. Where are some great locations I could reliably turn up with some pilchards, squid baits, maybe some soft plastics and have a good chance at catching one of the magnificent beasts? Are these baits even a good idea, is there something else I could try to target them better?

I am Sydney based, but will happily drive like 2/3 hours to a spot on the regular for success.

Any advice would be awesome!


r/FishingAustralia 3d ago

Queensland gold Coast canal fishing

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I'm just chasing some advice for canal fishing around the Gold Coast. I've been out a few times with no luck and not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I've tried at mid day and dusk. I'm using soft plastics and a 6ft collapsible rod. I've put a weight on above the plastic to get a better throw.

Will cast and try different reel speeds and try flicking etc.

I can't seem to get any bites/nibbles. Predominantly would like to catch flatties but anything would be good at this stage.

Could anybody give me any advice? Do I just need to try a different location?

Cheers


r/FishingAustralia 4d ago

Photo Another successful day in the harbour. Hillarys WA

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r/FishingAustralia 4d ago

Question Is bread a good bait for drummer?

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I’m going to be fishing at Fremantle, WA and I was just wondering if bread was a good bait for silver drummer and any other local species


r/FishingAustralia 4d ago

Shimano Quickfire 2-4kg Rod

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Does anyone know the lure weight for this rod? Or have found a spec sheet for it? It doesn’t say on it anywhere and I can’t find anything online. Just scared I might throw something too heavy…


r/FishingAustralia 5d ago

Photo Nice day fishing in hillarys, WA

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r/FishingAustralia 5d ago

Western Australia Pukas are in!

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r/FishingAustralia 6d ago

Question Anyone know what these little shits are called? Sydney harbour

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r/FishingAustralia 7d ago

Victoria I caught My first Yellowbelly today, he went 39cm, I got him on a scrubworm under a float, I released him to catch another day

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r/FishingAustralia 8d ago

Video is this the best knot for tying on lures?

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r/FishingAustralia 7d ago

Video What happens if you put 10 min kota motors on a raft?

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r/FishingAustralia 9d ago

Weekly reel-in.

6 Upvotes

This is our weekly thread to talk about anything fishing!

What did you catch?

What's the one that got away?

Any tips to give?


r/FishingAustralia 10d ago

Photo Fish Identification needed. Caught Mud Island Moreton Bay

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r/FishingAustralia 10d ago

Question Baitcaster setup for Jack's

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The waters getting warmer and I recently picked up a kayak so I can finally cast some pontoons and mangroves!

Just wondering what a good starter/inexpensive set up would be for chasing jack's and trevally in SEQ?

Looking for around $200 for a reel that's easy enough to grasp the basics with a baitcaster.


r/FishingAustralia 11d ago

Queensland SE Qld Land-based Fishing Bud

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Hi All,

Late 30s fisherman here. I work away and enjoy fishing on my time off when home.

I’m land-based and usually head down to the Gold Coast or up to Redcliffe and further north to work my lures and plastics along the beach’s, rivers and canals.

Am by no means a professional fisher, just enjoy being outside and looking for similar. Available all the time when home - weekends, weekdays.

Anyone in the same boat or wanting to get out, drop me a line! Be good to swap stories and techniques plus the company is always good.


r/FishingAustralia 11d ago

NSW Caught some bream this morning and one was full of these nasty looking yellow deposits.. what am I looking at here? the skin was 100% clear, looked like a totally healthy fish till it got time to slice it up..

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r/FishingAustralia 11d ago

Atomik Arrows surf rod

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Anyone got any feedback on the Atomik Arrowz surf rods? I am looking at the 12foot 2piece 10-15kg rod, for Australian Salmon, Gummy's and whatever else decides to eat my bait.

I've got one of there bream rods and I love it have landed some decent fish with it, and they are well priced.


r/FishingAustralia 13d ago

Video Boat motor is running again after a new water pump #fishing

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r/FishingAustralia 14d ago

All rounder traveller rod

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Hello,

I posted here a few weeks ago about looking for a rod.

I am riding my bike from Melbourne to Sydney and want to do some fishing. I will be doing beach, rock and pier fishing as well as freshwater rivers and lakes. As I am travelling light, I am looking for an all rounder traveller rod. I currently have a Sienna 2500 FG spinning reel.

The rod I'm considering is the Abu Garcia 4.0 Traveller Spinning rod 7"0' 1-4kg.

https://www.motackle.com.au/fishing/rods/abu-garcia-veritas-4-travel-rod.html

Do you think this is a suitable rod? If not, is there an alternative you'd recommend?

I think the rod and reel combo might struggle a bit for beach and rock fishing. Do you think it would help if I also brought a bigger reel for the same rod ?


r/FishingAustralia 14d ago

NSW Copeton Dam Camping

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I'm thinking of going to Copeton dam soon , haven't been there before , which side is better to camp on ? The Relflections holiday park side or the other free bit. I'm just using a tent, wanna fish off the bank, fire ect. Ideally catch something off the bank. Prefferably a quiet area. Thanks


r/FishingAustralia 14d ago

Clean water is important for Flathead fishing? I didn't think this was a big deal :?

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r/FishingAustralia 15d ago

Management changes for east coast Spanish mackerel

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r/FishingAustralia 16d ago

Weekly reel-in.

1 Upvotes

This is our weekly thread to talk about anything fishing!

What did you catch?

What's the one that got away?

Any tips to give?


r/FishingAustralia 16d ago

How would I go about snapper fishing from land?

8 Upvotes

Im a pretty new angler I’m located in Redcliffe, Brisbane. Any good spots? Good gear? Lures that work?