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Morgan triumphs at BREAM Australian Open

Tag | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

Australia’s BREAM tournament calendar has been missing one very prestigious event in years past. This year saw that event return in spectacular fashion both on the water and online, streamed to tens of thousands of keen observers.

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Cannizzaro conquers the river

Tag | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

Ross Cannizzaro has claimed victory at the ABT BASS Pro Series round presented by Bass Cat Boats on the banks of the upper Hawkesbury River. This event marked the first time an ABT BASS Pro event has been run on the Hawkesbury River and a keen group of almost 50 anglers registered to have their shot at taming the tides of the mighty Hawkesbury.

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Good quality fish moving with the fresh

Joe Allan | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

After a crazy period, where we saw more water come into the system than we’d normally see in a few years, the river is really starting to fire. The ocean water is pushing back into the river on the run in tide and is getting up around the RSL. By the start of this month, the whole system’s water quality should have returned to normal.

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Big cod on the job!

David Allen | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

At the end of April, Joel Edwards ran the inaugural JJ’s Plague Topwater Invitational Competition. The rules were simple, you were allowed to fish topwater lures only, no subsurface and no trolling.

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Which is the ‘lecky for you?

Steve Starling | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Back To Basics /

Last month we looked at the benefits of using an electric motor. Now it’s time to examine the choices on offer and decide which make, model and configuration might best suit your particular fishing needs.

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Fishing with the chill factor

Alex Bellissimo | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney Rocks /

This month is truly wintery in this part of the world, as you may be witnessing right now. The winds are generally westerly or southwesterly, which adds to that chill factor.

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Upsize, upgrade and up the stakes

Tag | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Freshwater /

With regular reporter Tony Bennett fishing up a storm in the Northern Territory this month, we have compiled a report from three anglers in the Yarrawonga area: Mat Rogers, Kyle Dalrymple and Mal Stone.

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Here’s hoping next season is better

Glen Booth | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

In the face of a complete flop of a gamefishing season, I reckon 90% of the local gamefishing boats have given up chasing bluewater pelagics. Offshore activity always slows down coming into winter, but most people around here put the shutters up back in March!

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Hacking into Port Hacking winter fishing

Gary Brown | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney South /

For many anglers, Port Hacking can be one of the hardest estuaries on the east coast of NSW to fish. Fishing it during the month of June, when the water is usually very clear, will make it even harder.

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Brooker 535R Discovery with Mercury 75hp

Gary Brown | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney South /

Brooker 535R Discovery with Mercury 75hp, 2-stroke ELPTO outboard

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Cool June fishing is just right

Gary Brown | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Botany Bay /

Cold days and freezing nights, who would want to go fishing during June? Me, as a matter of fact! Maybe not on freezing nights, I will just stick to daytime fishing. Many anglers will shy away from going out during winter to have a fish. If they’d rather stay home, that’s fine by me!

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Bream don’t mind the cool weather

Greg Clarke | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Illawarra / Illawarra /

June is a tough month to fish on all fronts. The weather can be less than kind, it is mostly cold and we are between concentrations of fish. Being ever-optimistic, there is always something you can glean from the lean times.

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Migration of whales, slowing of currents

Anthony Coughran | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far North Coast / The Tweed /

The slowing of currents off our coastlines will trigger the annual humpback whale migration and with the whales come the winter species. Cobia and kingfish will shadow these giants of the sea and it is always worth having a rod set up with a stickbait or a metal for a quick cast around the back of these beasts, which can often lead to good hook-ups. Keep in mind there is a 100m no-approach zone around the whales.

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Cod waking up for the winter

Rhys Creed | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Wagga Wagga /

Many anglers believe that winter is the slow fishing period and the fish go dormant and hibernate for the winter months. That could not be further from the truth! I will agree that the smaller fish and the food all disappear, but the monster Murray cod switch right on!

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Awesome winter fishing ahead

Ross Deakin | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

The mighty Clarence River is finally cleaning up after the ridiculous amount of rain we received in March. Some of the fishing we experienced around that time was incredible, with flathead, bream and mulloway caught down our end after having been washed down. Mud crab numbers were also very good.

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Natives and trout are worth going out

Wayne Dubois | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Batlow /

Winter is finally here and although the weather is getting colder, the fishing certainly isn’t. The trout fishing this month alone will be nothing short of amazing. There should also be a bit of native action going on as well as plenty of redfin action.

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Hunter Coast

Gary Earl | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

With all the unpredictable weather we’ve had, it’s been hard to find days to get out and have a fish. I don’t know if it’s just me but I think the weather pattern is going troppo – one week it’s great, the next it pours rain, then it gets windy and stormy. Sometimes this can all happen in one day! Still, all is not lost because some fish love this sort of change.

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Easier seas and plenty of species

Dave Gaden | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Cold morning winds and the water temperature dropping don’t sound very inviting, but for fishers it means that things are about to heat up (hungry fish-wise).

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Variety of Eden fishing options for June

Kevin Gleed | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far South Coast / Eden /

The autumn weather was very mild and this winter will probably hit overnight, reminding you that you are on the far South Coast. There has been no shortage of visitors in the area, with plenty of caravans travelling along the coast taking advantage of the great weather, and fishing is one of the things on the agenda.

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Hasn’t rained on our parade here

Kevin Gleed | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far South Coast / Mallacoota /

We’ve had excellent weather over the past month with little to no rain here in Mallacoota. The rain has been to the north and to the south of us, but here on the corner it has been missing us no matter where it comes from.

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Several species are slurping lures

Stuart Hindson | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Far South Coast / Merimbula /

The rain we received last month has helped the local estuaries. Both Merimbula and Pambula lakes are picking up considerably. Over the last couple weeks we have guided there on several occasions and Merimbula Lake is a standout when the wind allows.

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Promise of cold moorings

Stuart Hindson | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / South Coast / Narooma /

Winter’s here and with it comes the promise of cold mornings with westerly winds, especially when fishing the local estuaries.

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Time to fish to the conditions

Peter Jacovides | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

Winter has officially started and the temperatures have dropped, but the fishing has begun to fire!

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Great Wall 4x4 Steed well worth a look

Wayne Kampe | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Camping and 4WD /

Great Wall cars are proudly made in China and now being sold by numerous distributors in Australia to promote the brand and provide vital backup of parts and spares, provide roadside assist, handle warranty claims and all other issues like other major car makers.

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Selecting the right boat for the job part three

Wayne Kampe | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Boating /

In the last couple of issues I’ve cast the net pretty wide in regards to selecting the correct fishing craft for the job. Initially I covered vital issues such as freeboard, sea keeping capability, ride quality and fishing room, as these are essential considerations in selecting a just-right rig for most fishing activities an angler might have in mind.

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Plenty of species are still biting

Brent Kirk | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Mid North Coast / South West Rocks /

June on the Mid North Coast usually brings with it some cool, dry and reasonably settled conditions. One thing is for sure though; if you get it right, there is still some red-hot fishing action available.

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The start of winter equals big bream

Tim Latter | First Published: June 2017   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

The mercury will be dropping and so will the water temperature in the Tweed this month. Generally the days are clear, barometers read high and the river runs nice and clear.

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June brings on the big changes

Paul Lennon | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Mid North Coast / Port Stephens /

While some months the fishing doesn’t change much from the previous month, June brings some big changes. Many species that were around last month like marlin, cobia, longtail tuna, and – to lesser extent – whiting and flathead, are now virtually non-existent.

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The elephant in the room

Rod Mackenzie | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Freshwater / Robinvale /

If you are looking for cod in our local waters, then Swan Hill has been the place to fish this past month.

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Being kind to kingies, use less down rigging

Craig Mcgill | First Published: June 2017   »  Area Articles / New South Wales / Sydney / Sydney Harbour /

It was a spectacular finish to the autumn season, thoroughly deserved after a woeful start. Up until March the water was just too warm and the fish didn’t like it. To be more accurate, the local fish didn’t like it, but we saw great tropical ring-ins like rainbow runner, cobia and a couple of varieties of northern trevally as compensation.

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