Freshwater, Media, Native

Spring into native fishing

Spring has sprung and both Aussie anglers and Aussie fish have awoken from their winter hibernation. At this time of year it’s easy to pick up the newspaper and get excited after reading of captures of Golden Perch (yellowbelly) and Murray Cod. What the paper doesn’t report is all the people who threw lures around for a few hours and…

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Fishing stories, Freshwater, Think like a fish- fishing techniques, Uncategorized

Trying to re-find my fishing mojo- a tale of woe and misery

Its official. I’ve lost my fishing mojo. Its gone and I need to get it back… Fishing, is ultimately a game of confidence. When things click, your calm confident and  can seem to catch fish, even when everybody else is drawing a blank… But then all of a sudden you lose it, you start second guessing yourself and things just,…

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Links, Stuff we've learnt, Sustainability

Iki jime aka spiking a good online guide… Humanely killing your catch

Good video and explanation of iki jime or spiking fish… As covered in how to kill and care for your catch post, the most humane method to dispatch fish… Great thing about the website is it has photos of where the fishes brain is located in different commonly caught salt and freshwater species, so no excuses 🙂 start spiking, your…

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Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater

Fly fishing for carp

Living in Canberra, I’ve always been happy with the sport-fishing options close at hand. I can drive for 10 minutes down to Lake Burley Griffin and target yellowbelly, cod and redfin, 25 minutes to Googong for the same, or make the 45 minute drive up to the Goodradigbee or Cotter Rivers for trout. The guys at fishinginsoutheastaustralia have enjoyed success…

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