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A Beginner's Guide on How to Tie a Fish Hook: 5 Basic Knots You Should Know

Fishing represents a relaxing, time-honoured way to spend a morning or late evening on or alongside a body of water. Of course, this placid view of the activity comes from a type of hindsight. Getting started in fishing, like most hobbies, takes a period of frustration, struggle, and learning.  Mistakes in which rod to use for what fish and which tackle works to which serve primarily ornamental or niche purposes hurts the wallet but not much else. Learning how to tie a fish hook, on the other hand, is essential...

10 Imperative Reasons to Go on Family Fishing Trips and Vacations

Are you stuck in a rut with your family? Do you feel like every day is the same? If you're looking for unique solutions to parenting or a fun adventure the whole family can do together, why not consider fishing? The benefits of a family fishing trip range from personal and relational to more practical benefits like skills development. Take a look below at all the reasons to try fishing as a family activity! 1. Get Your Vitamins Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that elevates mood. It can help bring your...

Tackle Your Rod Setup Like a Pro: How to Choose the Best Fishing Line

Picking the right line for fishing can feel more difficult than untangling a line knot. If you don't know what you're doing when you walk into a tackle shop, you'll find yourself faced with a variety of line options. It's not as easy as picking the first one you see, either; every line is optimised for certain conditions. It's time to untangle the knot of buying the right lines for fishing. Whether you're a pro or a beginner, this short guide will help you choose the best fishing line for...

Fisherman's Guide: All Types of Fishing Hooks and How to Use Them

Are you heading out on a fishing trip?  Did you know there is more than one type of fishing hook? There is no need to get lost inside a tackle shop; let us decide what you need for your trip. All types of fish hooks have a pointed end, the point, the end of the fishing hook, the eye, and the rounded portion, the barb. But which hook is right for your sporting? There are 13 variations, styles, and types of fishing hooks; let us tell you how to use...

5 Great Fishing Tools To Improve Your Fishing Game

No matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are certain fishing tools that make your fishing easier and more enjoyable. You will need a rod & reel or hand line of course, but a handful of the best fishing tools help you get on the water quicker and catch more fish. The trouble is there are simply so many gadgets aimed at fishing. How do you know which ones you really need?  Well, we've talked to our team of fishing experts to find out which five fishing tools...

Chasing Flathead

Chasing Flathead

Flathead are bottom dwellers and like to ambush their prey, often burying themselves in the sand or mud often found on the edges of weed and sandy drop offs. The Dusky’s love to pounce on small fish, prawns, crabs, squid and the big girls have been known to grab smaller flatties.  They like to spawn in lower reaches of estuaries late spring and through summer, which is when I like to target them. But don’t be fooled, you will catch them all year round.  My personal preference for chasing these...

Chasing Aussie Salmon

Chasing Aussie Salmon

One of the most common of the sport fish here in Australia, is the good old Aussie Salmon & when they come within reach of anglers casting from the shore on the southern coastline, mayhem begins. Every angler within ear shot is out to get a piece of the action & it’s not hard to see why fisho’s go to extremes to catch these fish. The Aussie Salmon is a powerful fish, they run hard & fast and are quite acrobatic, displaying plenty of aerials, strong head shakes and put...

Carp

Most people in Australia see Carp as nothing more than a pest that destroy our waterways & kill our native fish. With the proposed release of the Koi Herpes Virus CyHV-3 from the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP), Matt Barwick, NCCP Coordinator & deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, has stirred up a lot of debate regarding other options. Many of these options include utilizing Carp rather than trying to wipe them out. In this article, I plan to explore the idea of using Carp as a resource rather than rubbish. On...

Fishing Basics: 9 Clever Tricks For First-Time Fishermen

Are you jealous of your friend's time on the water? Fishing is relaxing, and it allows you to spend time surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you're on the outside looking in, it's not too late to learn the hobby yourself! Even beginners can enjoy casting a line and spending time with a rod and reel. Here are some fishing basics to get you started, 9 tips and tricks to ease you into the art of fishing. 1. It's Easy to Check and Acquire a License If it's your first...