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Boating & Fishing   •   15-12-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Exploring the Peninsula

WITH holidays coming, and already here for some, I wanted to use the column this week to encourage you all to get out and about and explore the wonderful area we've got right on our doorstep.…

Boating & Fishing   •   15-12-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Moreton Bay Bugs

ANOTHER of our favourite festive seafoods are bugs. Not the flying kind, but rather the Moreton Bay bug and the Balmain bug. These animals are more commonly called slipper lobsters in other parts of the world. …

Boating & Fishing   •   1-12-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Fishing after heavy rain

Heavy rainfall flushes bait from the safety of rivers and creeks, pushing it out into open water where it becomes easy prey for predators seeking a meal.…

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Boating & Fishing   •   1-12-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Prawns

AS WE lead up to Christmas, a lot of our culinary focus turns to prawns and Moreton Bay produces some wonderfully tasty product. Wild-caught tiger prawns are always popular at Christmas time and Moreton Bay is a significant area of production for the trawlers that catch them.…

Boating & Fishing   •   17-11-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | How to use Burley

N this edition, we’ll follow on from my last column and cover how to use burley. Burley can be introduced to the water in many ways, the easiest and cleanest of which is by a burley pot or bag.…

Boating & Fishing   •   17-11-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Queensland Groper

THERE has been much excitement in local recreational fishing circles this week by the capture (and safe release) of a Queensland groper in the Pine River.…

Boating & Fishing   •   3-11-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Fishing with burley

In this edition, we’ll cover fishing with burley. For the uninitiated, burley is a substance or scent added to the water to attract fish, and establishing and maintaining a burley trail in the current is a fantastic way to bring the fish to a bait presented in this same trail.…

Boating & Fishing   •   3-11-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | White Shark

LET’S take a bit of a look at one of the giants of the ocean – the white shark. It’s not an animal that most anglers encounter. …

Boating & Fishing   •   20-10-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Prospecting and exploring

While we usually try different areas of a new location we visit, we can tend to be creatures of habit when fishing somewhere we regularly go and as a result, may be missing opportunities at fish. …

Boating & Fishing   •   20-10-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Dolphins

Dolphins (along with whales) belong to a group of animals called Cetaceans. They are descendants of hippopotamus-like animals. There are two species that are residents in the Moreton Bay Region – the Australian humpback dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. …

Boating & Fishing   •   6-10-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Pelagics

AS WE come into a change of season from winter to summer, we're starting to see the arrival of more solid numbers of pelagics such as mackerel, several species of trevally, queenfish etc and as the weather continues to heat up we'll hopefully see cobia in numbers similar to last season...…

Boating & Fishing   •   6-10-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Garfish

GARFISH are another one of our underappreciated local angling species, but many a child has had oodles of fun watching them scoff bread and dance around when hooked.…

Boating & Fishing   •   22-9-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Final points on lure fishing

WHILE we've discussed the main types of lures, there are still more sub-categories and hybrids within those we've briefly examined. Hopefully the main recurring point has been recognised. Experimentation is the key to consistently successful lure fishing.…

Boating & Fishing   •   22-9-2021  •   Dr Dazza

Ask Dr Dazza | Pilchard Fish

IN THIS edition, let’s talk about the humble pilchard. It’s the mainstay for many a bait fisher in our region that can be used to target a range of species including tailor and snapper. …

Boating & Fishing   •   8-9-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Soft plastic lures

SOFT plastics are a soft lure body attached to a weighted jig head with a hook, or an unweighted hook. They are available in a huge range of colours, designs, weights and sizes, and compared to metals and hardbodies, are one of the most versatile lures available due to their ability to be fished at a huge range of speeds, depths and using a myriad of techniques.…

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