South Ballina – 7 September 2020

Landangler finds some school jewfish and has some success with the DUO Drag Metal Cast Slow jigs

Skennars Head, Brunswick River – Flathead, Dart, Bream and Tailor – January 2018

The Brunswick River turned into a water park for January with kayaks, canoes, tinnies, paddle boards and anything else that floats, ploughing up and down from dawn until  dusk. I caught a few flathead and dart at Northhead and out on the beach but fishing was tough On my explorations of the northern New SouthContinue reading “Skennars Head, Brunswick River – Flathead, Dart, Bream and Tailor – January 2018”

The River Loddon – Trout – 12 July 2016

Thursday On my next Thursday in London I was keen to get down to the River Loddon again to continue my fly fishing revision. It was turning in to a typical English summer – wet and fairly cold. At Wimbledon they had been playing make up matches on the Sunday because of the terrible andContinue reading “The River Loddon – Trout – 12 July 2016”

The River Loddon – Trout – 5 July 2016

Thursday In early July I found myself in the UK and my father (a keen fly fisherman) invited me to join him for an afternoon of trout fishing on the River Loddon at Strathfield Saye  http://www.stratfield-saye.co.uk/  – the Duke of Wellington’s country estate. The estate was gifted to Wellington in 1817 to thank him forContinue reading “The River Loddon – Trout – 5 July 2016”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 28 April, 2016

Thursday I was back in Brisbane and it was time to get amongst the flathead. This has traditionally been a very productive time on the flats around Bribie Island. But this year I have fished far less in this area than usual. The weather has also been very warm and fairly dry, which may haveContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 28 April, 2016”

Perth -Fremantle – Australian Salmon – 20 April 2016

Wednesday/ Thursday On a Wednesday morning in April, I found myself up early (as always) and in Perth. I was here for a week and although I would not get to Ningaloo Reef or the more glamorous WA fishing spots, I would have time for a few early morning sessions near Perth. I checked theContinue reading “Perth -Fremantle – Australian Salmon – 20 April 2016”

Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor – 18 March 2016

Friday. It was Friday and although the wind and swell was forecast to drop off slightly in the morning – it would soon pick up again. I stuck with Shark Bay and arrived at about 5.45am. The skies were the clearest they had been all week and I was treated to a magnificent sunrise. IContinue reading “Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor – 18 March 2016”

Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 16 March 2016

Wednesday Wednesday in Iluka and more rain was forecast.  I woke to grey skies and the persistent south easterly wind and swell. Shark Bay would be the only sensible place to fish. Low tide would be about 9.30 am. By standing on the north side of the rocky outcrop, I would be able to castContinue reading “Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 16 March 2016”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 7 March 2016

Monday The wind and wild weather persists. A look back at my fishing reports suggest that the run up to the full and new moons around February, March, April have produced the most consistent catches of flathead. The latter half of the run out tide also appears to be a good time to get atContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 7 March 2016”

Bribie – Whitepatch and the old oyster jetty flats – 22 January 2016

Thursday’s fishing had not been that great but when I woke up on Friday I was confident that the fish would be there. The moon was virtually full and it would be a big high tide at about 8.30 am. More importantly the wind had dropped off considerably. I decided to fish the first halfContinue reading “Bribie – Whitepatch and the old oyster jetty flats – 22 January 2016”