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  1. Flathead Fundamentals

    With yet another successful Flathead Classic on the Gold Coast, we thought we would share some tips on how to target these great sports and table fish. The humble flathead is one of Australia’s favourite sportfish and their willingness to aggressively attack a number of different baits and lure styles makes them a great target in our local estuaries, bays and beaches.

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  2. Australian BARRA Open Championships

    2019 Venom Rods Barra Australian Open Champions!

    The Australian Barra Open is a three day event that attracts some of Australia’s best Barramundi anglers. This year,14 teams faced off on the mighty Lake Awoonga (near Gladstone) in incredibly trying conditions looking to weigh in the largest bag of 5 fish each day. With a grand prize of $5000 on the line (not to mention bragging rights), the scene was set for a mighty battle.

    This year despite the difficult conditions, Adam was able to team up with Troy from Wilson Fishing and secure a victory with an overall bag of 37.57 kg over the 3 days, more than 10kg clear of their next opponent. Adam was happy to share some of the key factors and decision making that helped Team Venom walk away with the winners trophy!

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  3. Spring Speedsters! - Targeting September Pelagics

    Now that the chill of winter is starting to fade, switched on anglers are gearing up to chase some of the fastest and toughest fighting fish in Australian waters. September sees the return of warmer currents along the East Coast of Australia and with these warmer currents we see a run of very sought after sports fish.

    Species like dolphin fish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, GT and kingfish start congregating off some of our closer inshore reefs giving those with a capable boat and appropriate safety gear the opportunity to wrestle with some of our favourite string pullers.

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  4. Beach fishing in winter and spring

    This month we are going to look at beach fishing. We have some fantastic fishing on our doorstep and the best time to fish our local beaches is right now. Late winter and early spring are the prime time for most of our beach target species and the generally stable weather patterns at this time of year make fishing the beach pleasant for beginners and old hands alike.

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  5. Basic snapper tactics - Part 2

    In Part 2 of Basic Snapper Tactics, we continue to investigate some of the more technical considerations for targeting these awesome red fish and ultimately maximising your chances of catching one. The importance and impact of tidal movement, line choice, lure styles and the other gear required will all be covered.

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  6. Basic snapper tactics - Part 1

    For Australian anglers, the colder months are the prime time to get out and target one of our more sought after and iconic sport and table fish - The Mighty Snapper!

    Although snapper are a year round proposition, the cooler months coincide with the snapper’s peak breeding period along the East Coast. This offers opportunity for smaller boats, kayaks and even land-based anglers to probe the bays, river mouths and estuaries in search of snapper. This month we’ve put together some of the key points and tips that will improve your chances of catching these crimson fish.

    In Part 1 we cover options for targeting snapper with bait, offering hints on rigs that promote great bait presentation that optimise the chance of catching that t

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  7. Catching Yellowfin Bream on the Gold Coast

    Photo Credit: www.daf.qld.gov.au
    Photo Credit: www.daf.qld.gov.au If you're fishing in the canals around the Gold Coast, you may want to try your luck at catching a few Yellowfin Bream.  This common fish, also known as, sea bream and silver bream, have a silvery/bronze body and yellowish ventral and anal fins.  It can sometimes be confused with Tarwhine and Pikey Bream. Their common size is 25 cm, with a maximum length of 65 cm.  Maximum bag limit is 30 bream total including Pikey, and Tarwhine.  Minimum size for possession is 25 cm.

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  8. Daiwa's Revolutionary Baitcaster Reels Now in Stock

    Tackle Warehouse has incredible new Daiwa baitcaster reels that we're thrilled to share with you. Designed for fishing enthusiasts, the Alphas Air, Zillion HD and Daiwa HRF are the definition of precision and finesse.

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  9. How to Catch Australian Bass

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    We recently caught up with Liam, a store representative of The Tackle Warehouse, to learn how he gets the iconic Australian Bass to bite. Australian Bass are a classic. Formerly called Perch, this is a popular fish to target when fishing fresh water streams and impoundments all along the Australian eastern seaboard.

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  10. Juvenile Black Marlin Fishing in South East Queensland

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    Adult Black Marlin are referred to as "rhinos of the sea," due to their spear like nose and mammoth size. Fully grown females are the largest, and can weigh as much as 450kg! As the ultimate game fish, the giant Black Marlin is accredited for making Cairns a world-class fishing destination. To hook your own Marlin, you don't need to charter a boat out of Cairns or any of the other Marlin hot spots. You just have to think smaller.

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