Fishing the Tides
May 17, 2015

Fishing the Tides

Estuary anglers must allow for the reversal every six hours of tidal flow, and alter their fishing spots accordingly. The most productive ends of reefs, structures, channels and gutters reverse with the tide. The sea entrance to an estuary is a good place to fish on a running tide, as fish passing from the estuary to the sea, or vice versa, must use this corridor. As the tide falls, small fish, prawns and crabs leave the shelter of sand flats, weed areas and mangrove roots, and return to the channels, where the......

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Handling Fish

Handling Fish

If you plan to return your catch to the water, handle it as little as possible because the slime coating of the fish protects it from disease. If you are intending to eat your...


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Cuts for Cooking

Cuts for Cooking

The size of the fish and the size of your cooking utensils will determine the method of preparing the fish. Generally, big fish can b cut into steaks and smaller fish are better suited...


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Reading the Water

Reading the Water

Inshore, around shallow reefs, headlands and islands, it is easy to recognise areas where fish might be gathered, but out in open water, it is different when it comes to reading the water. Fish...


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Offshore Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Broadly, offshore fishing encompasses trolling for game and sport fish, bottom fishing with bait, jigging lures for reef-dwelling species or lure casting for sport fish around structures such as reefs and washes. Most offshore...


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Hook to Cook

Hook to Cook

The preparation stage is never a enjoyable as the act of fishing itself. However, the correct preparation will go some way towards making the eating as enjoyable as the sport. In hook to cook...


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Lures and Flies

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...


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