Surface Smashing Sooty Grunter

By Cliff Mann Good lord it’s been a slow year on the barra. A prolonged cold winter has made for some tough conditions and I’ve had to work very hard to get a bite. The surface strike from a barra stops your heart and makes you have to think about breathing again, and since they’ve…

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Bread and Butter fishing

by Brad Corrie I recently took some time away from work and hit some of the most amazing coast line Australia has to offer, Yalata Beach, South Australia. With the 14hr trip out of the way we hit the beach. The sun was high, Mako sunglasses on and the water was clear, making it easy…

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Foam Beetle Fly

by Tom Deer Foam Beetle (dry) (my version) This is a great fly that has several important components, quick and easy to tie, materials readily available, robust, imitates more than one food source, & CATCHES FISH. Beetles are an important food source for Australian fresh water fish and this fly is the perfect imitation of…

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Getting the Most out of a Deep Bite

by Dan Mackrell Down here in ‘not so sunny’ Victoria the bream fishing in winter is in stark contrast to the conditions faced during the warmer months. Gone is the clear, warm water and with the cooler temperatures and increase in rainfall conditions change quickly. The systems dirty up, water temperature plummet and the humble…

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