Fishing in North Queensland

fishing in north queensland- archived stories

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'Great First Trip in New Boat' - Fishing the Barron river for saltwater barra

 

 

'Triumphant Time at Tinaroo'- An unlikley capture of large Tinaroo barra

 

 

'Good Grunter in the Russell'-  Fishing the Russell river for grunter

 

'Tangle Tames Tinaroo Beast'- Fishing the 2006 Tinaroo Barra Bash

 

 

'Summer Stirs Inlet Jacks' - Fishing Trinity Inlet in summer 

 

'Simple Sweetwater Success' - Fishing for freshwater species by car topper

 

'Adapting to Dam Barra''-  Fishing busy Lake Tinaroo in summer

 

 'Hot Trout Bite'- Fishing for coral trout on the Cairns reefs 

 

'Fantastic Fingermark Find'- Targeting fingermark on inshore marks

 

 

'Finding the Nomad's Motive'- Fishing Hinchinbrook Channel for various species

 

'Squally Weather Spanish Mackerel'- Succeeding with spanish mackerel off Cairns 

 

'Tall Trevally Tales'- Fishing for giant trevally on inshore wrecks

 

 

'Cold Night Moves'- Fishing Trinity Inlet by night in winter 

 

 

'Skinny Water of the South Johnstone' - Estuary sportfishing in Innisfail

 

 

'The Great Gold Spot Send Off'-  Fun on the reef bottom bashing for table species 

 

 

'Staff make it Sooty Saturday' - A day fishing the rapids for sooty grunter  

 

 'Insane Sooty Fishing Discovered' - Fishing for large highland sooties

 

'Summer Reef Challenges'- Reef fishing in FNQ during summer 

 

 

'The Great Pelagic Journey'- A day at Arlington reef chasing pelagics

 

 

'Floods Bring Fish Inshore'- Chasing inshore spanish mackerel after floods

 

 

'Subtlety Succeeds in the Night'- Fishing for after dark saltwater barra

'A Worthy Alternative...'- Fishing the Johnstone river's freshwater reaches

 

 

'Hitting Back by Kayak'- Fishing freshwater rivers by kayak 

           

 

'When an Angry Fish Bites Back'- A dangerous side to fishing for mackerel

 

 

'Fish and Anglers with Large Mouths'- Targeting large mouth nannygai

 

 

'The Lure of the South Johnstone'- Lure casting the South Johnstone river

 

 

'Bad Luck and the Big Giant Trevally'- A unique encounter with a large trevally

 

'The Reef Fishing Mission' - Fishing off Mission Beach with Ausfish

 

'Barra's on Fire After the Big Wet'- Angling at Aplins brings on barra

 

'Tinaroo's New Generation' - Fishing Lake Tinaroo after high rainfall 

 

 

'Tackling Shallow Reef Thugs'-  A Day of Lure casting for Giant Trevally

 

'A Quiet Canoeing Challenge'-  A freshwater canoeing trip to be remembered

 

'Cardwell's Reef Fishing Rewards'- Two days of reef fishing and fun in Cardwell 

 

 

'When Less Can be More'- Estuary lure casting during cold weather

 

'Successful Fishing in Weipa' - Discovering new fishing techniques on Qld's west coast

 

'The Lake of a Thousand Casts'- Tinaroo dam's rewards for extreme perseverance

 

'A Special Capture'-  Tangling with large pelagics off Mourilyan harbour

 

 

'Sanity Saving Barra Session'- Fishing Lake Tinaroo after cyclone Olga for giant barra

 

 

'Finding Hot Freshwater Fishing'- Freshwater fishing around Innisfail during summer months

 

'Fishing with Harro'- An estuary trip with young fisherman Ryan 'Harro' Harris

 

 

'Dam Fishing in the Dark'- Targetting lake Tinaroo barra at night

 

 

'Lining up Deepwater Nannygai'-  Preparing your gear for deepwater reef fishing

 

 

 'Fishing at any Cost!'-   Common approaches to fishing in Innisfail defied 

 

'A Day Worth Waiting For'-  Mackerel season action at Mourilyan harbour

 

 

'Unpredictable Fish and Weather'- Mourilyan's unpredictable inshore pelagic species

 

 

'The Search for Jungle Perch'- A guide to targeting jungle perch in Far North Queensland

 

'Fishing Lake Moondarra'-  The search for Mount Isa's outback barramundi

 

 

'Fishing for Future Benefit'-  A competition organised by Mount Isa's fish stocking group

 

'Barra Growing Basics'-  A personal account of barramundi aquaculture

 

 

'A Second Chance for Barramundi and Anglers' -  Mount Isa fish rescues after 2011 floods

 

'Warming up for Great Fishing at Lake Moondarra'-  Info for anglers visiting Mount Isa

 

 

'2011 Xstrata Mount Isa Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic Outline'- Info for competitors

 

'Cracking the Mangrove Code'- How to find large jacks and barramundi in NQ estuaries

 '2011 Xstrata Mount Isa Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic Report'- The results from 2011

 

 

 

'A Taste for Outer Reef Reds'- Fishing deepwater reefs at night for red emperor

 

 

'Youngfella Aye?- Tips for early angling success in NQ'- Helpful hints for young anglers

 

'Breaking into the Metre Club!'- Catching metre long saltwater barramundi after dark

 

 

'Rallying to Restock Lake Moondarra'- An important day for barra fishing in Mount Isa