Sharpes Beach, Ballina and North Head, New Brighton – July 2019

July provides plenty of variety – fishing fishing from the shore in northern New South Wales

New Brighton, South Golden Beach, Bribie – Bream – August 2017

In August the bream where still around in numbers at Bribie and I also started to explore the beaches near the mouth of the Brunswick River in New South Wales. I am planning a move in that direction, so I need to get to know where to fish. Sticking with mainly Gulp soft plastics, IContinue reading “New Brighton, South Golden Beach, Bribie – Bream – August 2017”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – March 2017

March saw some wet and humid days on the flats at Bribie. I only managed to fish a few fairly quick sessions when the tides were not ideal. I fished around the old oyster jetty with soft plastics and managed about 9 keeper sized flathead over three sessions and probably an equal number of undersizedContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – March 2017”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 16 October 2016

Sunday We had had some wild weather through the end of the week in Queensland. A strong south-easterly had been blowing since Wednesday and fishing would have been pretty difficult. This was a shame as it was the run up to the full moon which is usually a good time to fish in the PumicestoneContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 16 October 2016”

Bribie – the oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 10 October 2016

Monday On Monday it was back up to Bribie to fish the bottom of the tide. Summer had arrived and so had the warm water and northerly winds. September and October are traditionally thought to be good months for flathead fishing. In my experience the cooler months and consistent south easterly winds tend to produceContinue reading “Bribie – the oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 10 October 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 6 October 2016

Thursday October saw some good fishing on the Bribie Island sand flats. On Thursday the wind was forecast to be a west south-westerly at 10 to 15 knots, easing off through the morning. It was a fairly cool 13 degrees when I arrived to start fishing at about 5.15 am. Low tide would be atContinue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 6 October 2016”

Bribie – Bongaree & the oyster jetty – 14 September 2016

Wednesday On Wednesday I was fishing again in the morning but I decided to try the other side of the Pumicestone Passage and fish along the shore at Bongaree. This area has a sandy ledge that runs down to a drop off of a few metres. There are fish to be found all along theContinue reading “Bribie – Bongaree & the oyster jetty – 14 September 2016”

Coffin Bay – The Ledge – 6 September 2016

Tuesday Tuesday was my last day at Coffin Bay. I drove round to the ledge and set up in a likely looking spot –  looking back towards the boat ramp in town. I was using my Gary Howard Estuary 9’rod, 6lb fluorocarbon leader, 1/12th ounce, size 2 hook jighead and a variety of soft plastics.Continue reading “Coffin Bay – The Ledge – 6 September 2016”

Coffin Bay – Point Avoid/ Boat Ramp – 3/4 September 2016

Saturday/Sunday Saturday morning was cold and grey and the low that had passed through the week before had left a big swell behind it. It would be low tide near dawn and although it was cold, it was not raining so I drove back down into the Coffin Bay National Park and round to fishContinue reading “Coffin Bay – Point Avoid/ Boat Ramp – 3/4 September 2016”

Coffin Bay – Kellidie Bay & Point Avoid – 1/2 September 2016

Thursday Work brought me to the Eyre Peninsula again in early September. I was keen to get back down to Coffin Bay as I have heard there is a run of big kingfish at this time of year. I arrived on Thursday afternoon and took a cabin at the caravan park for the weekend. SpringContinue reading “Coffin Bay – Kellidie Bay & Point Avoid – 1/2 September 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 25 June 2016

Saturday I was back in Brisbane again and drove up to Bribie to fish the flats. A cold 10 to 15 knot south westerly had been blowing overnight but by dawn the wind had dropped. It was 14 degrees as I walked out under the bridge in my waders. It was 5 days after fullContinue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 25 June 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 17 June 2016

Friday I was back on home turf and I finally had the chance to chase some cold weather flathead at Bribie. I drove up to Sandstone Point at about 9.30 am, to fish the last few hours of the run out tide. I arrived and pulled on my waders and wandered out under the bridge.Continue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 17 June 2016”

1770 – Flat Rock – Dart, Perch, Flathead – 15 May 2016

Sunday Sunday was my second morning at 1770 and the weather looked like it was going to be pretty good. The wind was forecast at about a 7 knot southerly on dawn and would pick up a little later on. The moon was 67% full in its waxing gibbous phase. Low tide would be atContinue reading “1770 – Flat Rock – Dart, Perch, Flathead – 15 May 2016”

Iluka – Iluka Bluff – Snapper – 13 March 2016

Sunday I had managed to bunk off for a few days to fish the rocky headlands of the Bundjalung National Park at Iluka in Northern New South Wales. I drove down through several big rain showers on Sunday morning. As usual in this spot, the weather would not be ideal. There would be a prettyContinue reading “Iluka – Iluka Bluff – Snapper – 13 March 2016”

Muscat, Oman – Al Ghubra beach – 15 January 2016

Friday Friday would be my last chance to fish the beach in Muscat, Oman. I woke well before dawn and pulled on my back pack. It is always difficult to know what types of lures and leaders to bring to a previously unknown fishing spot. I brought a packet of mixed GULP 3” Minnow softContinue reading “Muscat, Oman – Al Ghubra beach – 15 January 2016”

Muscat, Oman – Al Ghubra beach – 12 January 2016

Tuesday Jetlag and the call to prayer had me up early again on Tuesday.  I rigged up the travel rod and headed out on to the beach in front of the resort. I was staying at the Chedi Hotel – http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat/ . There is not much you can say about this place – it isContinue reading “Muscat, Oman – Al Ghubra beach – 12 January 2016”