Fishing for Beginners


why i fish
July 04, 2016

Why Fishing?

So a lot of people who know me well always ask me: “Bro, why do you go fishing? You jump out of planes, you whitewater kayak, you’re into your motorbike racing and then you go fishing. Why??” My answer to them is this: Fishing is one of those sports that has everything in it. It can leave you on the highest of highs … and the lowest of lows. The chance to see things, like tuna busting up the surface in a mad feeding frenzy and the birds dive bombing the bait,......

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Gear for Your Boat: Live Bait Tanks and Cutting Boards

Good gear can help you catch fish. Dead bait often doesn’t cut it. Using live bait, whether it is worms or yabbies, or slimy mackerel, will usually be a more reliable bait. So we need to keep our live bait alive! Worms will usually last in their tub for a weekend, so long as they don’t dry out. Live prawns or yabbies will often last in a bucket – sometimes a portable aerator will help them last longer. But for larger bait fish, nothing beats a live bait holding tank built into......

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How Water Affects Fish
February 13, 2016

How Water Affects Fish

Water depth Many beginner anglers throw their bates and lures well past many fish that are waiting in shallow waters – deep water is not necessarily required for catching good fish. Generally, what determines how much water a fish will want over its head is how safe it feels and where the available foods is located. For example, marling hunt and feed in depths ranging from 10-20 metres to as deep as the waters off the Continental Shelf. Australian bass feed in depths ranging from 3-5 metres to as deep as 50......

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Bermagui
January 15, 2016

Bermagui

For fishing, Bermagui has always been my ideal location. I grew up with my father bringing me there to fish, and now I go when I can. It’s one of the places where the continental shelf is close to the shore, so it doesn’t take long to get into very deep water. It is also renown for the migration of Marlin and tuna (Yellowfin, Bluefin and Albacore). Bermagui is a town on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. From Sapphire Coast website: Game Fishing in......

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Sounders and GPS
November 29, 2015

Sounders and GPS

Sounders Depth sounder technology has come a long way in recent years, and this will continue. There are dozens of models to choose from, and they are cheaper and more user friendly than ever, with even the entry level sounders having lots of features. If you want to catch more fish, more regularly, then you will need a depth sounder. We use them mainly for their ability to locate fish and identify the structure of the bottom, but depth sounders are also an invaluable aid to navigation, especially if you do not......

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Boats for fishing
September 05, 2015

Boats for fishing

A boat does not make a successful fisherman. A successful fisherman can fish from anywhere. But the success of a fisherman can always be optimised with the tools he or she uses, and this includes the type and layout of boat. Runabout This is one of the most popular style boats in the world, because of its versatility. It has a forward windscreen, a great deal of deck space, and various layouts for seating. Given the large rear cockpit, runabouts are suitable for any kind of fishing which centres around the stern......

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Top 7 Fish Fetishes
May 24, 2015

Top 7 Fish Fetishes

Knowing some basic rules about fish behaviour, and what fish love, will help you to put your bait in the right place in the bay or estuary. 1. Fish face upstream or into the tidal flow in order to breathe more easily. This position also allows them to see their prey as they await the flow of food towards them. 2. Fish save energy by lurking just off the main current flow. Here they can hold position and grab food as it swirls past. They may also find shelter behind a rock......

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Landing the fish
May 17, 2015

Landing the fish

Landing the fish is not about reeling the fish in and landing it. The reel is not from dragging fish, but for taking up the slack or playing out line while you fight the fish and eventually bring it in. A fish is never caught until it is in the boat or on the wharf. A last flurry of energy at any time close to retrieval may well dislodge a hook that is not fully set. Jetty anglers are at peril of losing the fish if the pier platform is a long......

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Lures and Flies
May 17, 2015

Lures and Flies

At one time, lures and flies were carefully fashioned to imitate as closely as possible the prey of the target fish. Today, many lures and flies are unrecognisable as prey, some even come in fluorescent colours. But they are “real” to the target fish, which can be duped into taking a lure or a fly providing it looks appealing, behaves correctly and is presented in the right place at the right time in the right way. Lures There are thousands of different types of lures made. There are floating lures, sinking lures,......

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