Welcome To Doc Lures’ Australian Lure Fishing (ALF) Podcast!
About The Australian Lure Fishing Podcast
G’day Lure Fishers and ALF Listeners! Greg “Doc Lures Vinall here……. but feel free to call me “Doc”!
I’m the founder and host of the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast, where I assemble a line-up of Australia’s best lure fishermen and fisherwomen – and interview them to find out the secrets to their success.
Let’s face it…… lure fishing can be frustrating sometimes. It can take a long time and lots of effort to figure out how to consistently catch fish on lures, especially if you try and do it on your own.
But it’s a whole lot easier when you have fishing guides, tournament champs and high profile fishing identities sharing countless thousands of fishing secrets, tricks, tips and hacks. It means you have a head-start and don’t have to figure lure fishing out completely for yourself.
Pretty cool, huh?
We’ve built one of the largest databases of detailed fishing information in Australia, created a bunch of tools to go with it…… and we’ve barely gotten started!
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ALF Objectives & Mission
In every podcast episode we aim to:
- Find and interview a seriously talented Aussie lure fisherman about how to fish for a sport fishing species they’ve mastered.
- Extract from each of our guests the essence of their success on that species and where they think other fishermen go wrong in their quest.
- Provide a refreshing new way to get your fill of fishing info whilst you’re in the car, at the gym, on a plane, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts.
On our website we aim to:
- Organise the information provided by our guests in a way that’s user friendly, quick and easily accessible, either by listening to the podcast, searching our site or downloading the resource sheet.
- Over time, build an amazing online database of fishing tips from the country’s best anglers for a wide range of Aussie species, at a wide range of locations.
Australian Lure Fishing Podcast Mission
Our ultimate mission is to help Australia’s lure fishermen master their target sport fishing species by sharing the tips, tricks and secrets of the country’s recognised fishing guru’s.
Check Out Some Of My Favourite ALF Podcast Episodes
Episode 455: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With Kate Norman
Lake Eildon doesn’t give its Murray cod up that easily, unless you’re Kate Norman. This cod addict has boated 5 meteries in 6 weeks and joins us on the show to explain how she managed that feat
Episode 429: Gold Coast Mangrove Jack With Alex Watson
Spring is when mangrove jacks on the Gold Coast pontoons start coming to life and today’s guest Alex Watson sure knows how to catch them!
Episode 386: Bloomfield Nannygai With Nicko Fewtrell
Don’t head out looking for nannygai without listening to these top tips from Nicko Fewtrell!
Episode 377: Whitsundays Land-Based Coral Trout With Andy Thomsen
Coral trout from the shore? No problem! Today’s guest Andy Thomsen is happy share his secrets for targeting colourful, tasty fish from the stones.
Episode 375: Lake Monduran Barramundi With Jason Wilhelm
Jason Wilhelm is a master of impoundment barramundi. In this episode he blows open some common myths and misconceptions and explains the strategies that brought him massive success.
Episode 358: Deep Jigging 101 With Jim Potts
Deep water jigging with metal lures is fun, exciting and productive. Jigging specialist Jim Potts gives us a solid grounding in the sport during this ALF interview.
About Greg “Doc Lures” Vinall
Doc is a genuine lure fishing tragic. Addicted since the age of six, for more than four decades he’s rigorously fought off interventions and other efforts to “rehabilitate” him. Those remaining in his life now know that to try and “cure” Doc of his fishing obsession is a waste of time.
As a youth, Doc was academically sharp, though his school results don’t reflect it. Sadly, he suffered a strange recurring illness that remains undiagnosed to this day but resulted in frequent absences a few days either side of the full and new moons, or when there was a flush in the river system, or the whitebait started running…..
Realising that the end of his school years might mark the point at which fishing became restricted to weekends, Doc feverishly searched for an alternative. To avoid getting a job he eventually enrolled in a university degree studying Aquatic Science. The university campus was situated on the banks of an excellent fishing river, allowing Doc to fish weekends and evenings, before and after classes, between classes…… and occasionally during classes.
By the end of his degree is was very clear that Doc was still not fit for release into normal society, so he remained on at Uni for some years, completing a PhD in the aquatic sciences. To be honest, he found it pretty easy to study stuff that had a direct bearing on his fishing results. He also found himself surrounded by equally fishing obsessed colleagues, which did nothing for his addiction.
For the next 25 or so years Doc masqueraded as a consulting scientist. It was a pretty good gig, getting paid to travel all over Australia studying and exploring river systems. Everyone thought he finally had a “real job” and no-one saw through the thinly veiled excuse to flit about checking out fishing spots. It was almost perfect. Almost. Sadly, Doc’s clients expected results – and that meant taking time out of traveling and fishing to write reports. Not good, something had to give…… and it was going to be the “real job”.
Things changed direction in 2004 when Doc published his first eBook, a simple guide to making handmade wooden lures, a hobby Doc had pursued since his early teens to alleviate fishing withdrawal symptoms during periods of bad weather or closed season. Since then he’s published multiple books and eBooks, websites and course about lure making and lure fishing. He’s also spoken from stage as a fishing scientist a few times, entertaining audiences with a curious mix of fishing, aquatic science and warped humour.
The Australian Lure Fishing Podcast is Doc’s passion project. His aim is to share the secrets of Australia’s best fishermen with anyone who is interested in experiencing better lure fishing. Oh, and he wants to avoid getting another “real job”, of course.
Episode 620: Maximise Your Fishing With Andrew Death
Tournament anglers approach their fishing a little differently than most social anglers. So what can we learn that might help us maximise our enjoyment and results when we’re not fishing competitively?
Episode 619: Ultimate Guide To Polarised Fishing Sunglasses And Lenses
There are lots of places in fishing you can save a buck, but polarised sunglasses are not one of them. Anglers are exposed more than most to harsh glare and UV, both of which can cause painful, debilitating and permanent eye damage. So, it’s hard to understate the importance of quality eyewear. Here’s what you should know.
Episode 612: Winter Estuary Fishing With Greg Vinall
Greg has hosted the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast since the very first episode in January 2019, being the interviewer for every one of the first 500 episodes. When he’s not interviewing top notch lure fishers he’s making wooden lures, chasing northern estuary...
Episode 609: Highlights of the National Rec Fishing Survey With ABARES Fisheries Scientist Andy Moore
Andy Moore was the fisheries scientist at the centre of the National Recreational Fishing Survey, so today we’re spending some time unpacking the results of the survey and what they mean for Australia’s fishing future.
[Trailer] Episode 603: Understanding Flathead With Greg Vinall
There are some things about flathead that make them very different to other fish species. Body shape, binocular vision and a few other things that anglers should understand!
Episode 573: Five Lessons Learned From ALF Podcast Guests
I’ve learned a lot of things from the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with literally hundreds of Australia’s best lure fishers. This episode is about five of them!