Bumper bass fishing at Brogo Dam
Toby Grundy | March 2017

Brogo can be fished from a variety of kayaks and the scenery is beautiful.

A few years ago, I decided to try and catch bass. I was determined to pursue these bronze battlers, because of a few fishing articles I read over the winter months. Pros would recount tales of run ins with 50cm brawlers that left their arms cramped. That’s how I found Brogo Dam.
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Kayaking the lower Pumicestone Passage
Peter Jung | March 2017

At high tide there are plenty of areas you can launch your kayak. Just be mindful and have a plan for low tide, as the margins in the area are very shallow.

The Pumicestone Passage is a 35km stretch of water that links Deception Bay (Brisbane) in the south with Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The Bribie Island Bridge signals the beginning of the waterway and some great areas to get out there with your kayak and catch a few fish.
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Marlo magic in the kayak
Corey Gallagher | March 2017

Dale Baxter with an excellent example of some of Marlo’s finest.

Extensive shallow flats, seemingly endless kilometres of rock wall, abundant snaggy edges, plentiful backwater creeks and lagoons, reedy banks and fast flowing deep water channels combine to make up one of Victoria’s premium estuary fishing locations.
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Googong green and gold
Toby Grundy | February 2017

The author with a solid chunk of Googong green.

I first fished Googong when I was 18 on the recommendation of an old timer who owned what was then one of the few tackle shops in Canberra.
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Kayak fun and fish
Justin Willmer | February 2017

Ruby had a great morning out and a caught couple flatties for a feed.

Hopefully you managed to get the kayak on the water over the holiday break and find a fish or two. There were no extreme fishing trips for me over the break. I got the yak in the water to introduce some newbies to the sport, and to spend some time paddling with friends that wouldn’t consider themselves hardcore anglers. These trips reinforced to me that our sport is so much more than just fishing. It’s the adventure, the mateship, interaction with nature, scenery, the serenity. Then on top of all of this, there’s still the fishing.
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Go for red on the Gold Coast
Reece Thomas | February 2017

When fishing the Gold Coast, it’s normal to be fishing right in the middle of suburbia.

Every year as summer approaches and temperatures soar into the high 30s, many anglers turn their attention to mangrove jack.
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Kayak selection and fit out
Justin Willmer | December 2016

With Christmas done and dusted there will be plenty of new kayaks out on the water, and also plenty of anglers looking for a post-Christmas kayak bargain from their local retailers. With this in mind I thought we’d spend this issue looking at some key criteria to consider when selecting a new kayak, and also some of the initial fit out options that will make your new vessel safer and more comfortable, and your fishing sessions more productive. Having just added a new yak to my current fleet, I have considered many of these criteria and also planned my future fit out – which I look forward to covering in a future issue.
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Bring it on at Berringer Lake
Toby Grundy | December 2016

Another flathead in the net – Berringer Lake fishes well all year round.

As a kid, I spent summer holidays hanging around Conjola, Berringer Lake and Cunjurong Point. I didn’t do a lot of fishing, but even back then I knew it was a good spot because I would often see locals and tourists returning from the lake or the beach at dusk with a mixed bag of whiting, bream, snapper and flathead.
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That’s why they call it ‘Red’cliffe
Reece Thomas | December 2016

Josh King loves getting into Reddy snapper under paddle power, and as you can see, you don’t have to paddle far.

If you are a kayak fisher that has ever dreamt about catching big snapper in shallow water in Queensland, then you may have ventured to Redcliffe, or put this location on your bucket list.
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