Dean Hayes: Deep Water Kings.Click here for more... New Item
Back in the early seventies, deep water jigging was all the rage. We used heavy metal jigs and large feather jigs dropped down in deep water near reefs or structure where kingfish were known to lurk .......click here

 

Gary Brown: Kings of Botany BayClick here for more... New Item
In my early years of fishing Botany Bay and its surrounding waterways I use to chase yellowfin bream, flathead and sand whiting with my dad." Once we got a boat that could handle the conditions that you can experience on Botany Bay there was no holding me back when it came to chasing yellowtail kingfish. .......click here

Phil Atkinson: Westen CodClick here for more... New Item
Nowadays, living near Coffs Harbour, which is less than two hours from Armidale, it's been an impatient wait for some free time to link up with Matt Graham again; and get stuck into some of the great freshwater fishing that exists both sides of the Great Dividing Range; upon which Armidale sits.......click here

Phil Atkinson: Glenbawn in WinterClick here for more...
It was right in the heart of Winter that World ranked body boarder Steve Mackenzie and myself found ourselves up at Glenbawn Dam near Aberdeen in the Hunter Valley, biting at the bit to match horns, or at least get wiped out, by a Glenbawn "bulldozer"! ......click here

Kelvin Ng : Fly Fishing 101Click here for more...
This article is prompted by the numerous posts that I've seen over the years on the site from people who are interested in getting into fly fishing, but don't know where or how to start..... click here

Steven Pourniotis: Making a Rotating Fly DrierClick here for more...
As with a lot of you fly fishers when I started fly fishing not long ago I got hooked big time, and I found myself purchasing all these new little gadgets, vices etc...... click here

Gary Brown: Berly Techniques Click here for more... New Item
If you were using a combination dog or cat pellets, chicken layer pellets and small chopped up pieces of pilchards to attract snapper, bream or mulloway into your berley trail I would prefer to disperse them by throwing out a handful of the larger dog or cat pellets, .......click here

Steve Barton: Bullo River BarraClick here for more... New Item
"It had been twelve months since my last holiday. It was now time for my long anticipated adventure to the cattle station, Bullo River, situated in the Northern Territory. It was here that I was hoping to catch some nice Barra". ... click here

Kelvin Ng : Fly Fishing 101Click here for more... New Item
This article is prompted by the numerous posts that I've seen over the years on the site from people who are interested in getting into fly fishing, but don't know where or how to start..... click here

Craig McGill: Island ParadiseClick here for more... New Item
The Whitsunday groups of islands are a fisherman's heaven and yet despite this they actually receive very little attention from our fraternity. The launching point for a whitsunday adventure starts at airlie beach. The Islands can only be described as paradise... click here

Nathan Litjens: Tarpon on FlyClick here for more...
While on a recent spring trip to Queensland's Sunshine Coast I had the good fortune to meet up with a friend of mine by the name of Anthony Bellantoni, or Madkeen as he is called on Sportsfish. Poor guy, I had been at him to take me to his tarpon spot......click here

Leeann Payne: Townsville BarraClick here for more... New Item
Queensland has some great places to target Barra with Townsville being just one of them. Situated approximately a 14 hour journey by car to the north of Brisbane, you have just as much chance of catching a Barra here as the Gulf country.....click here

Darren Reid: East Gippsland DuskiesClick here for more...
Bemm River is 440km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway and Sydenham Inlet Road. The Township of Bemm River is actually situated on the banks of Sydenham Inlet amongst magnificent towering gum trees.......click here

Nick Reygaert: I Think I just Spent a Day in HeavenClick here for more...
Slovenia is one of those countries that most people have heard of but know little else about. Well apart from being a beautiful and friendly country it also has some incredibly good trout fishing.........click here

Roddy Hayes: Simplicity the Key to Big BluesClick here for more...
As I'm a Pom, it might seem strange for some of you guys and girls to be reading this. But, if you've been struggling with your blue marlin catches, have a read of the following !.....click here

Nathan Litjens: Garish Grubs & Black BreamClick here for more...
The sun was fast setting over the towering concrete jungle of lights and colours that we call Melbourne. However, as the yellow ball was sinking, Mark Bolger and I were just arriving, literally in the shadows of the Colonial Stadium for a go at some of the very nasty resident Docklands Black Bream........click here

Darren Reid: East Gippsland DuskiesClick here for more...
Bemm River is 440km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway and Sydenham Inlet Road. The Township of Bemm River is actually situated on the banks of Sydenham Inlet amongst magnificent towering gum trees.......click here

Bushy Update Sept. 2002Click here for more...
It has been a while since I sat down and talked to you about some of the fun things I have been doing on the fishing scene. Sorry about the delay but things have been hectic and there has been a bit too much going on in my life. ......click here

SouthWest Rocks One fishy place!Click here for more...
South West Rocks (SWR) is a growing coastal town located on Trial Bay near the mouth of the Macleay River and is reached by turning off the Pacific Highway at either Kempsey (35 km) or Clybucca (12 km)......click here

Blue Thunder Click here for more...
"From being something of a mystery fish ten years ago, to the stage where it's only a matter of time before the thousand pound barrier is broken, blue marlin have revolutionised lure trolling and indeed our approaches to game fishing in this country like no other species. Chris Hall explains how it's come about......click here

Hoofing the NorthwestClick here for more...
I guess one of the biggest hassles associated with fishing the Northwest is the tyranny of distance. But for those prepared to make the commitment, either in time or cash, the rewards can be extraordinary. Lance Christie explains......click here

Sportsfishing Hinchinbrook !Click here for more...
A recent winter trip to Townsville gave me the opportunity to sneak in a day of fishing up in the Hinchinbrook. I hooked up with Steve Jeston, a long established sportsfishing guide..... click here

Guide to South East Qld's FreshwaterClick here for more...
In recent years the greater Brisbane region has been getting a fair chunk of the fishing medias attention. Not so much for the saltwater side of things that is often not very noteworthy, more the freshwater side of things, particularly the lake scene.

Team Splashdown Click here for more...
Capt. Bill Billson "We must have looked pretty strange, trolling down the harbour in Pittwater, Broken Bay, (just north of Sydney) with riggers out, four 30lb Penn Internationals in the rod holders, and a full pattern of our favorite marlin lures performing at the end of the lines".....click here

Cressbrook Dam & DownriggingClick here for more...
The healthy population of Bass can be difficult to find, but with the help of a good depthsounder, and a downrigger, you are almost assured of a quality catch.!...

The Gold CoastClick here for more...
"It never ceases to amaze me the quality and quantity of fish that can be extracted from the waters nearby some of Australia's busiest cities." Leeann Payne checks out the Gold Coast from the anglers side.....click here

Left or Right?Click here for more...
Steve Starling tackles the sometimes confusing issue of whether we should crank fishing reels with our left or right hands... And comes up with some very interesting conclusions.!...

Irish ElixirClick here for more...
Nick Reygaert, an Australian travelling the world fishing, takes us Saltwater fly fishing for European Bass on the windswept shores of Co. Kerry, Ireland.....

Flyfishing for Sydney Harbour KingfishClick here for more...
Greg Pankhurst & Martin Fortmann fill in some of the tricks for Kingfish on Fly in Sydney Harbour. Pound for pound, they're one among the hardest fighting fish in the sea, ... click here

Noosa River to Inskip PointClick here for more...
Stretching from the Noosa River mouth northwards to the rocky headland of Double Island Point and beyond to Inskip Point, reports Leeann Payne, is one of Queensland's most popular destinations for beachside camping, fishing and four wheel driving.....

Big Wild Brown TroutClick here for more...
Nick Reygaert has been living in the west of Ireland for 3 months now. It is hard to describe the place without using the same cliché's and flowery language that you find in all the tourist brochures. But Fish!... click here

N.Z.'s Wild West is in the East!Click here for more...
One of my summer necessities is to make a trip to the Ranfurly Rise, 20 miles or so off East Cape. It is not because the Ranfurly is particularly scenic, but it is certainly more prolific than most bits of the wobbly blue....

The Boys Go BassingClick here for more...
Mitchell Rae,our joint winner of the last "Kids Competition", has penned a great story of his fishing trip for Bass with his Dad and brother. Well done Mitchell... click here

Women and Fishing.
Leeann Payne writes "Fishing has been a recreational pursuit I have enjoyed for many years. Whilst it is primarily a male dominated sport, women are being given more opportunities to take part in the industry.

Fishing Flies & Lures in the Netherlands.
In Australia not much is known about fishing in The Netherlands. And why should there be, you may ask. Should a country that small be of interest to Australian fishermen? I think it should. Our Netherlands correspondent, Jeroen Schoondegang, wets our appetite!

Mullaway on fly in W.A.
Rob Madaffari lets us in on a few "secrets" on how to catch Mullaway on fly! It was time to put pen to paper so to speak, on yet another Mulloway article.

Peter "Volvo" Vouvoulis ask's the question
Omens or mishaps prior to fishing or boating trips, myths? and should we heed them or merrily continue on our journey for fear of missing out till "God knows when the weather will be as good as this again?".

Lance Christie give's us an insight into his own backyard The Pilbara
I'm lucky enough to live and work smack dab in the middle of one of Oz's fishiest areas, for me, it's a 2 minute trip to the creek, beach or ramp, and only a long cast to get into some champagne fishing.

Kaj "Bushy" Busch 2001 update
It's fun to talk to you in almost real time so I thought I might tell you a bit about what I am doing with my fishing right now and more importantly how I am thinking and exactly what I am using to catch fish.

Ian (Barra) Miller & his Miami Prince
On a recent visit to America, our very own Barra tells about his opportunity to fly fish for Atlantic Tarpon..

So you want to be a fishing guide?
For any keen fisherman who,grew up reading fishing magazines or sat glued to the television watching programs about fishing...

North Coast Jacks Pt: 2
Phil tells all about his adventures targeting one Australia's most popular fish, the mangrove Jacks of Northern New South Wales.

Bushy on Bream
For some reason folks seem to be very interested in catching bream and especially in catching them on artificial's.

North Coast Bassin
Phil Atkinson and his great experiences with fishing for big bass on the north coast of N.S.W. Now's the time to chase these great fish..

Queensland's Hervey Bay
Leeann Payne give a great rundown on fishing one of Australia's most exiting fishing destinations. The Hervey Bay region..

Queenfish on Fly
Captain Greg Bethune of Carpentaria Seafaris spills the beans about catching Queenfish on fly... This one's essential reading!

Lake Lyell Destination NSW
Alex Hickson takes a look at some great fishing on his own doorstep and gives the travelling angler a few clues on fishing Lake Lyell.

Exploring Mexico's Baja Peninsular
Steve Starling finally makes it to a place he's been reading about for years, and comes away impressed by a spectacularly colourful stretch of coastline and some surprisingly good fishing action.

Aussie Permit the story to date
Steve Starling takes a fascinating look at the brief history of fishing for the Aussie permit (snub-nosed dart), especially on saltwater fly tackle.

Windamere and its Golden Perch
Barrie Gill tells all about one of his favourite fishing haunts and one of our fantasic Native species, the
Golden Perch.