Reading the Water
May 17, 2015

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 will be spread over wide area and their whereabouts must be gauged by guesswork and intuition. Atmosphere conditions, such as light levels, wind and barometric pressure, and factors such as the clarity, turbulence, temperature and oxygen content of the water – all have an influence on fish presence and behaviour, and all of these can affect the availability......

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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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Rods and Reels

Rods and Reels

The perfect fishing outfit will be chosen for a certain style of fishing while retaining some versatility. The rod will be neither too heavy nor light for the line and vice versa, and the...


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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

To many, fly fishing is the pinnacle of fishing, the consummate battle between a skilled and patient angler and a noble opponent. But fly fishing is just one of the wide variety of freshwater...


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Rock and Beach Fishing

Rock and Beach Fishing

The ocean shorelines afford land-based anglers great opportunities. Rocky ledges and headlands all along the coast interspersed with long stretches of beach, often away from population centres, provide a fishing paradise for anglers. Rock...


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Estuary and Bay Fishing

Estuary and Bay Fishing

Estuary and bay anglers fish from land, from land-based structures such as piers, wharves, jetties and bridges, or from boats. Estuaries exist in bays, inlets, lakes, lagoons and tidal rivers, whoever fresh water meets...


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