Welcome to the Doc Lures Australian Lure Fishing Podcast Archives! 

This is where you’ll find every episode of the show, with over 500 episodes covering dozens of popular Australian fish species and tons of awesome fishing destinations. It’s the perfect place to research your next fishing trip, whether you’re heading off on a dream epedition, or just exploring your own back yard.

The Australian Lure Fishing podcast brings together top anglers from around the country to share their advice, tips, tricks and techniques for catching an awesome range of fish with lures.

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Episode 565: Jamie Mckeown and Andrew Death On All Things Bream Fishing

Episode 565: Jamie Mckeown and Andrew Death On All Things Bream Fishing

If you love your bream fishing then this is a must-listen! Deathy and Jamie Mckeown chat for an hour about strategies, tips and techniques that have brought Jamie massive success on the tournament bream scene. But it really doesn’t matter whether you’re a tournament fisher or just target bream for yourself, this is an incredibly informative and helpful interview.

Episode 562: The BCF Topwater Film Invitational

Episode 562: The BCF Topwater Film Invitational

  Dean Jackson And Ben Glass BCF Topwater Film Invitational Organisers And SCF Kingpins SCF is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes waterway health, reef health and sustainable recreational use of our waterways and fisheries. The invitational is about...

Episode 559: Clarence River Bass With Andy Moore

Episode 559: Clarence River Bass With Andy Moore

The Clarence River system is a massive expanse of water that is famous for its bass fishing. However, there is such a diversity of habitat that anglers need to really understand the bass and their movements to maximise their catch. Andy Moore has spent a lifetime fishing this system and doesn’t mind sharing his knowledge!

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Episode 558: Beach Pelagics With Ben Svenson

Episode 558: Beach Pelagics With Ben Svenson

Usually when it comes to targeting large Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, tunas and other pelagic speedsters we’re fishing inshore and offshore reefs from a boat, or perhaps from rocks and cliffs that give access to deep water. But a unique opportunity exists on the Western Australian coastline between Geraldton and Exmouth to target large pelagic species from the beaches! Ben Svenson has been honing his skills on these fish for the past 12 months with plenty of success and shares his learnings in todays ALF interview.

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Episode 555: Mallacoota Bream With Nikki Bryant

Episode 555: Mallacoota Bream With Nikki Bryant

Mallacoota is a location endowed with exquisite and near-pristine natural environments – but most of all with tons of estuary fishing options that include massive flathead and bream. Nikki has fished the area for years and is well known for her competitiveness in tournaments and her commitment to helping others get into lure fishing.

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Episode 553: Adventure Fishing And YouTubing With Rodney Pacitti

Episode 553: Adventure Fishing And YouTubing With Rodney Pacitti

Rodney Pacitti isn’t so much a hard-core sportfisher, but an adventure fisher who island hopes in small boats, fished offshore from kayaks and does solo survival trips where lure-caught fish are his main food source. In todays episode we talk through this, but also spend some time exploring the success factors for fishing YouTubers.

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Episode 551: Richmond River Bass with Joseph Urquhart

Episode 551: Richmond River Bass with Joseph Urquhart

Joey Urquhart grew up fishing the Richmond River system, progressed to tournament angling and then became an award winning hand-crafted lure maker. He still lives near the river and fishes it frequently, so there are not too many more qualified to take us onto these waters in search of bass!

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Episode 550: Best Spring Bass Fishing Spots With Keeghan Painter

Episode 550: Best Spring Bass Fishing Spots With Keeghan Painter

Spring bass fishing can be challenging but rewarding, with fishing moving back and forth between deeper and shallower environments. This means they can be taken on everything from blades and jigs through to soft plastics and jerkbaits. Tournament Gun Keeghan Painter spends todays episode going through five of his favourite spring bass fishing haunts, helping us to understand how each one fishes as the weather starts to warm.

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Episode 549: Northern NSW Land-Based Jewfish With Josh Annand

Episode 549: Northern NSW Land-Based Jewfish With Josh Annand

The NSW Northern coastline is a superb destination for a great many prized fishing species, but few are so revered as the jewfish. Definitely one the country’s more challenging fish species on lures, it’s understandable that many keen jewfish anglers guard their knowledge closely. Today’s guest Josh Annand isn’t one of those though. He came onboard the ALF podcast to share what he’s learned about targeting jewfish on lures from the stones – and he didn’t hold back.

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Episode 548: Brisbane Kayak Threadfin With Luke Lispet

Episode 548: Brisbane Kayak Threadfin With Luke Lispet

Chasing threadfin salmon is tons of fun at the best of times, but when it’s done from a kayak in a busy port and the fish are frequently metre plus specimens, it’s downright exhilarating. Today I chat with Yakhunter Australia founder Luke Lispet about his consistent success catching quality threadies from the Brisbane River out of a kayak. Even if those not into kayak fishing will find this conversation inspiring, but for the keen yak fishers it’s definitely one not to miss!

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Episode 547: Fishing Around Exmouth In Spring With Steve Riley

Episode 547: Fishing Around Exmouth In Spring With Steve Riley

Every time I interview Steve Riley about fishing the Exmouth area I get blown away by the opportunities on offer, but I think this interview could be my favourite so far. Steve spills the beans on five land-based fishing spots that are available to visiting anglers during spring. In the course of the conversation we cover everything from bream and whiting to tuna, reef species and pelagics including monster GT from the beach. What a destination!

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Episode 546: Sydney Bream With Andrew Death And Luke Kay

Episode 546: Sydney Bream With Andrew Death And Luke Kay

You won’t find busier or more pressured fishing waters in Australia than Sydney Harbour or the Lane Cove River. Today’s guest Luke Kay is a fierce and successful kayak tournament competitor who lives close to and regularly fishes these waterways. During this interview he delivers a masterclass on bream fishing this system that shouldn’t be missed by any keen angler.

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Episode 543: Gold Coast Squid With Clint Ansell

Episode 543: Gold Coast Squid With Clint Ansell

The biomass of squid on the Gold Coast is extraordinary, so for anyone keen on pleasant a day out on the water with a tasty seafood treat at the end is in for a treat! Clinton Ansell is a GC based fishing guide who really knows his way around the squid – and so will you after listening to his interview!

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Episode 542: Spring Fishing Spots Around SEQ With Nabeel Issa

Episode 542: Spring Fishing Spots Around SEQ With Nabeel Issa

For the boating angler, Southeast Queensland during spring is all about big snapper, quality jewfish, threadfin salmon, flathead and plenty more! Nabeel Issa is a multiple time ALF podcast guest and always has plenty of great info to share. Today he walks us through why spring is his favourite time to fish in SEQ and gives us the rundown on how, when and where.

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Episode 540: Sydney Kingfish With Stuart Reid

Episode 540: Sydney Kingfish With Stuart Reid

Sure, Sydney Harbour is a busy and highly pressured fishery. But fortunately there remains plenty of quality kingfish for those who know how to find them and what it takes to hook them. Sydney Harbour guide of over 2o years Stuart Reid shares his tips with Shroom!

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Episode 538: Forster Bream With Andrew Death And Russell Babekuhl

Episode 538: Forster Bream With Andrew Death And Russell Babekuhl

What could be better than listening to not just one, but two kayak tournament champs sharing tips and tricks for catching bream? That summarises today’s episode of the ALF podcast where Andrew Death questions Russell Babekuhl about his strategies for catching tons of quality bream from the Forster area – particularly through the July-September period.

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Episode 537: Hinchinbrook Winter Mangrove Jack With Adam Royle

Episode 537: Hinchinbrook Winter Mangrove Jack With Adam Royle

They might be considered a “warm-months” species, but Adam Royle fishes for Hinchinbrook mangrove jack right through the winter months with good success – even on topwater lures! In this episode he does a great job of explaining exactly how he achieves good catches of red dogs when the water is a little on the cooler side.

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Episode 536: Ballina Snapper With Michael Starkey

Episode 536: Ballina Snapper With Michael Starkey

Michael Starkey is an Australian tackle icon who has fished all over the world, but has lived and fished the Ballina area for the past 18 years. He loves nothing more than heading out to some of the very accessible shallow inshore reefs around Ballina and chasing quality reds on light tackle. Michaels strategies allow him to sift through the medium sized fish to find and catch the better quality fish.

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Episode 535: Onkaparinga River Bream With Joshua Davey

Episode 535: Onkaparinga River Bream With Joshua Davey

The Onkaparinga River system is somewhat unique and the bream it supports behave quite differently than black bream on the East Coast. Fisheries scientist Joshua Davey grew up fishing this system and continues to do so today. He’s the perfect candidate to talk us through what we need to know about fishing this cool little system!

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Episode 534: The 2022 Lure Fly & Outdoors Expo With Garry Fitz And Joey Urquhart

Episode 534: The 2022 Lure Fly & Outdoors Expo With Garry Fitz And Joey Urquhart

The 2022 Australian Lure, Fly and Outdoors Expo is an amazing showcase of Aussie lure making talent. This year’s expo will be held at the Fernvale Showgrounds with gates opening at 9am on Saturday July 30, 2022. In today’s ALF episode we chat with expo founder and lure industry icon Garry Fitzgerald as well as up and coming professional lure maker and expo exhibitor Joey Urquhart of Jollip Lures.

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Episode 532: Top Brisbane Landbased Fishing Spots In Winter With Beau Rixon

Episode 532: Top Brisbane Landbased Fishing Spots In Winter With Beau Rixon

Brisbane offers an astonishing range of land based fishing options to suit anglers of all skill levels, ranging from the hunble flathead right through to tailor, squid, bass and jewfish. Local fishing tutor and land-based guide Beau Rixon spends a lot of time fishing the area from the shore and teaching others to do the same, so for today’s episode I invited Bea to jump onboard and share some of his favourite land based spots.

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Episode 531: Coffs Harbour Snapper With Zac Panaretos

Episode 531: Coffs Harbour Snapper With Zac Panaretos

Coffs Harbour has an abundance of snapper on most of the reefs and rubble grounds from inshore to offshore – it’s just a matter of knowing how to catch them! Sponsored angler Zac Panaretos doesn’t seem to have too much trouble in that department, so we invited him onto the show to share a few tips for ALF listeners.

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Episode 530: Phillip Island Squid With Nev Hayes

Episode 530: Phillip Island Squid With Nev Hayes

Squid are a great target at Phillip Island at any time of year, but today’s guest, Nev Hayes, reckons the winter months are when the really big squid come out to play. To qualify this statement, he caught a 50cm hood length squid just a week before this interview!

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Episode 528: Pittwater Kingfish With Shroom And Peter Le Blang

Episode 528: Pittwater Kingfish With Shroom And Peter Le Blang

Peter Le Blang is a kingfish specialist who has fished Pittwater for over 50 years and for many years was a sportfishing guide on these waters. He continues to help anglers experience all that Pittwater and its kingfish have to offer through his writings for Fishing Monthly and through interviews and commentary on “The Big Fish” and 2CCC radio.

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Episode 523: Parramatta River Bream With John Couri

Episode 523: Parramatta River Bream With John Couri

The Parramatta River might disect Australia’s largest city, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of great bream fishing opportunities – even right through the winter months. In this interview John shares some awesome tips for finding and catching one of Australia’s more challenging species!

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Episode 522: Far North Qld Sooty Grunter With Phil Laycock

Episode 522: Far North Qld Sooty Grunter With Phil Laycock

Pound for pound, sooty grunter are as tough a freshwater sportfish as you’ll find anywhere. Aggressive lure takers and hard fighters in often skinny water, sooties are accessible to just about anyone fishing Far North Queensland, whethere from boat, kayak or bank.

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Episode 408: Wollongong Kingfish With Vicki Lear

Episode 408: Wollongong Kingfish With Vicki Lear

Wollongong has no shortage of amazing fishing opportunities, but yellowtail kingfish have to rate as one of the more exciting species. Vicki Lear has been targeting them from Wollongong for years and isn’t shy about sharing tips.

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Episode 323: Shark Bay Whiting With Ben Svenson

Episode 323: Shark Bay Whiting With Ben Svenson

Shark bay may be renowned for its amazing pelagic and reef species, but there are plenty of bread and butter fish to be caught too, like the humble whiting. Ben Svenson returns to ALF to share some gems on how to target these feisty little fish on lures.

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Episode 309: Sydney Land-based Bonito With Marki Mark

Episode 309: Sydney Land-based Bonito With Marki Mark

During the warmer months the bonito move along Sydney’s coastlines, providing great light tackle, land based sport fishing for anglers in the know! Local fishing identity Marki Mark is one of those who makes the most of the annual bonito run, and in this podcast episode he shares his tips!

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Episode 308: Callide Dam Barramundi With Nigel Krueger

Episode 308: Callide Dam Barramundi With Nigel Krueger

Callide Dam has been consistently stocked with barramundi for a number of years, resulting in the storage holding good numbers of fish across a range of size classes. Metre-plus fish are in good numbers though and today’s guest has a few great tips for connecting with them.

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Episode 305: St Georges Basin Bream With Greg Reid

Episode 305: St Georges Basin Bream With Greg Reid

The quantity and quality of bream in St Georges Basin has dramatically improved since the abolition of nets in the system, and right now is the perfect time to target them on surface lures, as todays guest Greg Reid explains.

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Episode 297: Tweed Heads Kingfish With Sunny Sharman

Episode 297: Tweed Heads Kingfish With Sunny Sharman

During spring the inshore reefs around Tweed Heads are invaded by good numbers of quality yellowtail kingfish. Local surface fishing nut Sunny Sharman has spent the past few seasons putting his skills to the test as he dials the in the kingfish code species in his back yard.

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Episode 293: Coffs Harbour Mangrove Jack With Shane Holding

Episode 293: Coffs Harbour Mangrove Jack With Shane Holding

The mangrove jacks in rivers around Coffs Harbour are feisty, but fish quite differently to those further north. Our guest for Episode 293 is Shane Holding, who took a decade of jack fishing experience to Coffs Harbour only to find he was on a steep learning curve!

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Episode 292: Noosa Spanish Mackerel With David Leonard

Episode 292: Noosa Spanish Mackerel With David Leonard

Noosa has a reputation for being a top place to target Spanish mackerel, and our guest for Episode 292, David Leonard, has a reputation for knowing how to catch them. In this episode he shares some tips from his “Advanced Mackerel Techniques” video.

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Episode 287: Sydney Mahi Mahi With Al McGlashan

Episode 287: Sydney Mahi Mahi With Al McGlashan

Mahi Mahi are one of those fish that are great sport great eating and extremely photogenic. Fortunately there’s plenty of them off Sydney, and local fishing gun Al McGlashan is more than happy to share a few tips.

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Brooke Lowther Flattie Bash

Brooke Lowther Flattie Bash

Brooke Lowther Flattie Bash When she's not busy being a television personality, model and entrepreneur, Brooke Lowther loves nothing more than to...

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Episode 280: Hinze Dam Bass With Kane Rowsell

Episode 280: Hinze Dam Bass With Kane Rowsell

Hinze Dam holds plenty of quality bass, and if you can find them they are usually quite agressive. That’s if you can find them. Luckily Hinze specialist Kane Rowsell helps out in Episode 280 of the ALF podcast.

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Episode 279: Shoalhaven Bass With Ben O’Brien

Episode 279: Shoalhaven Bass With Ben O’Brien

Springtime in the Shoalhaven River system sees the resident bass population become increasingly active as they re-condition and re-locate following spawning. Ben O’Brien shares his tips for finding and tangling with this awesome sports fish.

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Episode 265: Fish Forecasting With Greg Vinall

Episode 265: Fish Forecasting With Greg Vinall

Figuring out the conditions that can lead to a hot bite for your favourite species in your own back yard is all about good, consistent record keeping and knowing how to analyse data. In this episode I go through some of the basics!

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Episode 263: Mallacoota Flathead With Ken Straford

Episode 263: Mallacoota Flathead With Ken Straford

Mallacoota holds plenty of trophy flathead, but being a highly pressured system they’re not necessarily easy to catch! Vic flathead enthusiast Ken Straford has been targeting them for decades and has plenty of tips to share!

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Episode 261: SE Queensland Skinny Water Bass With John Costello

Episode 261: SE Queensland Skinny Water Bass With John Costello

Fishing for wild bass in the rivers and creeks of SE Queensland can be rewarding and therapeutic……. but it can also be exhilarating. With bass season 2020 about to open, local fishing gun John Costello from “My Lure Box” takes us off in search of this exciting little sportfish in the skinny water.

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Episode 257: Cairns Mangrove Jack With Phil Laycock

Episode 257: Cairns Mangrove Jack With Phil Laycock

Cairn’s Trinity Inlet is coming of age since the implementation of a net free zone in 2015. Local jack specialist Phil Laycock shares his tips for fishing what he rates as the premier jack destination in Far North Queensland.

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Episode 256: Googong Dam Murray Cod With Romen Dicovski

Episode 256: Googong Dam Murray Cod With Romen Dicovski

Googong dam is a favourite hotspot for oversized, fat Murray cod, but also a notoriously difficult place to tempt fish. Romen Dicovski has spent over a decade studying and figuring out this system and producing videos to help others do the same.

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Episode 250: Reflecting On Australian Fishing With Rex Hunt

Episode 250: Reflecting On Australian Fishing With Rex Hunt

Rex probably needs less introduction than most of my ALF guests. He spent 17 years on Australian television, kissed a lot of fish, coined plenty of catch-phrases and was an unstoppable force in helping to usher in the era of catch and release, Few Aussie anglers have done more to raise the profile and standing of sport fishing in Australia.

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Episode 245: Adelaide Snook With Alex Bui

Episode 245: Adelaide Snook With Alex Bui

Snook (short-finned pike) are a great and very accessible light tackle sport fish for Adelaide fishers. In this episode Adelaide Local Alex Bui helps us understand how to target this species in his home waters.

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Episode 241: Tambo River Bream With Tom McIntosh

Episode 241: Tambo River Bream With Tom McIntosh

The Tambo River is a famous bream fishing location. Tom McIntosh was raised in Gippsland and still regularly fishes the area from his home in Melbourne. In Episode 241 he shares his tips for targeting bream in the winter months.

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Episode 233: Blowering Dam Murray Cod With Clint Hansell

Episode 233: Blowering Dam Murray Cod With Clint Hansell

Blowering Dam is home to some massive cod, but it can also be a tough old place to bag a fish. Clint Hansell is one bloke who seems to be more consistent on Blowering’s trophy cod than most, and he joins us in this episode to share his wisdom!

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Episode 231: Gulf St Vincent Whiting With David Hall

Episode 231: Gulf St Vincent Whiting With David Hall

South Australia’s yellowfin whiting differ from the east coast species, but the two species share a voracity for a well presented surface lure. SA fishing identity David Hall takes some time to share his intimate knowledge of the species and how to catch it in this episode of ALF.

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Episode 230: Gladstone Grunter With Ryan Stimson

Episode 230: Gladstone Grunter With Ryan Stimson

Often taken as a by-catch when targeting other species, grunter aren’t specifically targeted as often as they should be. In episode 130 Ryan Stimson shares what he’s learned about finding and tempting this fascinating sport and table fish.

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Episode 218: Sunshine Coast Coral Trout With Nigel Webster

Episode 218: Sunshine Coast Coral Trout With Nigel Webster

The coral trout fishing on Queenslands Sunshine Coast up to the southern end of Central Queensland has been constantly improving over the last few years. Sunshine Coast resident and fishing personality Nigel Webster shares his tips for white knuckled adventure.

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Episode 217: How To Catch A Sleeping Fish

It’s true, fish DO sleep. So in this episode of ALF I spend some time pondering whether those days when the fish are “shut down” might really just be a case of sleepiness on the part of the fish.

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Episode 211: Melbourne Bluefin Tuna With Andy Smith

Episode 211: Melbourne Bluefin Tuna With Andy Smith

The resurgence of Southern Bluefin Tuna fisheries in Bass Strait has seen Melbourne fishing identity Andy Smith set his sights on a 100 kg “barrel” tuna on a cast stickbait. In Episode 211 he’ll share what his personal journey has taught him.

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Australia’s Rec Fishing Future With Andy Moore

Australia’s Rec Fishing Future With Andy Moore

Right now there’s an awesome opportunity for Aussie rec anglers to make a real difference to the future of fishing. It takes just a few minutes, costs nothing and there’s no downside. Please…… Get on board!

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Episode 198: Gold Coast Mangrove Jack With Shaggy Seghers

Episode 198: Gold Coast Mangrove Jack With Shaggy Seghers

The Gold Coast is famous for turning out some amazing mangrove jack fishing and Shaggy Seghers has made a fine art of catching them. In this episode we get some great tips for fishing the southern estuaries of the Gold Coast for the tenacious red dogs.

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Episode 194: Exmouth Mangrove Jack With Ben Svenson

Episode 194: Exmouth Mangrove Jack With Ben Svenson

When it comes to fishing the Exmouth area, most anglers think of reefies or pelagics. Few realise there’s an exciting mangrove jack opportunity that east coast anglers would give their right arm for! Ben Svenson enlightens us in this podcast.

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Episode 192: Mallacoota Bream With Richard Somerton

Episode 192: Mallacoota Bream With Richard Somerton

Mallacoota hold quantities of quality yellowfin and black bream, but fishing pressure has made them quite challenging to catch at times. Tournament champ and AOY winner Richard Somerton shares his secrets for catching bream at Coota.

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Episode 191: Brisbane Blue Marlin With Matt Price

Episode 191: Brisbane Blue Marlin With Matt Price

Blue marlin are a year-round option for Brisbane anglers, although the winter months are the more popular ones. In this episode Six times IGFA Royal Slam winner Matt Price unloads Anton of gold nuggets for finding and catching blue marlin.

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Episode 186: Snowy Mountains Trout With Josh Carpenter

Episode 186: Snowy Mountains Trout With Josh Carpenter

Autumn brings amazing brown trout fishing opportunities to those fishing the Snowy systems such as the Eucumbene and Threadbo rivers. Josh Carpenter bts well above the average for this style of fishing and in this podcast shares his secrets.

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Episode 183: Lake Monduran Barramundi With Rusty Townsend

Episode 183: Lake Monduran Barramundi With Rusty Townsend

Lake Monduran has a reputation for holding some good Barra. It also has a reputation for being very difficult to fish, at times. In today’s episode Lake Mondy guide Rusty Townsend shares his tips for nailing some quality Barra in the Autumn months.

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Episode 182: Jumpinpin Flathead With Nick Whyte

Episode 182: Jumpinpin Flathead With Nick Whyte

Jumpinpin is famous for bream and hold quality jewfish…… but for the flathead enthusiast it’s also home to some quality crocs. Brisbane angler Nick Whyte explains what you need to know to target the big lizards in deep water.

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Episode 176: Blue Rock Lake Bass With Ben Faro

Episode 176: Blue Rock Lake Bass With Ben Faro

Victoria doesn’t have a lot of bass fishing options, but Blue Rock Lake in Gippsland is an exception to the rule. Ben Faro has won several bass tournaments on this lake and in this episode he shares his tips for catching trophy Blue Rock fish.

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Episode 175: Melbourne Bluefin Tuna With Lee Rayner

Episode 175: Melbourne Bluefin Tuna With Lee Rayner

In recent years Melbourne has experienced improved consistency in the numbers of school size southern bluefin tuna visiting the area during late summer. Lee Rayner has been getting among them and in this episode shares some great tips.

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Episode 167: Proper Fish Handling With Dr Ben Diggles

Episode 167: Proper Fish Handling With Dr Ben Diggles

ESSENTIAL LISTENING…..There’s little point releasing captured fish if they’re not going to survive to sustain the population. But there’s plenty we can do to improve their chances, as scientist and fishing writer Ben Diggles explains in this podcast

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Episode 162: Airlie Beach Red Emperor With Tony Bygrave

Episode 162: Airlie Beach Red Emperor With Tony Bygrave

Jigging for red emperor is not an easy task, but in recent years a handful of enthusiasts are starting to get some consistency in their results. Airlie Beach angler Tony Bygrave is one of those and shares a bunch of tips in today’s episode.

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Episode 161: Blowering Dam Murray Cod With Daniel Nogare

Episode 161: Blowering Dam Murray Cod With Daniel Nogare

Blowering Dam holds plenty of trophy, metre plus Murray cod, but they tend to be quite hesitant about coming to the party. In Episode 161 cod specialist Dan Nogare shares his strategies for chasing down the green monsters in this alpine storage.

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Episode 158: Yeppoon Coral Trout With Chris Henry

Episode 158: Yeppoon Coral Trout With Chris Henry

Coral trout might be both colourful and tasty, but they’re also thugs of the reef. In Episode 158 Chris Henry takes us to Yeppoon in central Queensland and explains his strategies for putting a few trout in the boat.

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Episode 157: Brisbane Waters Bream With Leon Gaston

Episode 157: Brisbane Waters Bream With Leon Gaston

Just north of Sydney, Brisbane Waters offers some awesome opportunities for estuary species, and Sydney based sponsored angler Leon Gaston has really put in the hours to figure this system out. In episode 157 he shares a few tips for targeting bream in this productive system.

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Episode 152: St Georges Basin Jewfish With Dave Johnstone

Episode 152: St Georges Basin Jewfish With Dave Johnstone

Over the past 5 years fishing for jewfish in St Georges Basin has become very worthwhile, with the quality and quantity of fish increasing since netting ceased. Dave Johnstone is well know for his Basin fishing exploits and has put a lot of hours into figuring the jewfish out.

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Episode 151: Lake Macquarie Flathead With Mark Williams

Episode 151: Lake Macquarie Flathead With Mark Williams

Lake Macquarie is one of the three trophy flathead fisheries in New South Wales and flattie gun Mark Williams knows the system better than most. In this episode Mark shares some secrets for targeting the big “old girl” flathead in this popular system.

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Episode 144: North Pine Dam Bass With Chris Anderson

Episode 144: North Pine Dam Bass With Chris Anderson

North Pine Dam was recently opened to the public for fishing, resulting in an action packed fishing opportunity on Brisbane’s doorstep. Trophy fish that have experienced very little fishing pressure are take lures freely, With numerous 50cm plus bass captures the result.

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Episode 139: Gippsland Trout With Jesse Rotin

Episode 139: Gippsland Trout With Jesse Rotin

Just a couple of hours drive east of Melbourne, Gippslands many highland streams are the perfect place to fish for feisty brown trout. In this episode, sponsored local angler Jesse Rotin explains what we need to know.

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Episode 134: Lake Awoonga Barramundi With Roderick Walmsley

Episode 134: Lake Awoonga Barramundi With Roderick Walmsley

Lake Awoonga has bounced back from the 2010-11 floods that removed a large proportion of the larger, mature fish from the system. Today, Awoonga is once again a hotspot for the avid barra chaser, as local angler and former charter operator Roderick Walmsley explains.

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Episode 131: Sydney Snapper With Steve Winser

Episode 131: Sydney Snapper With Steve Winser

Sydney snapper fishing with lures can be surprisingly productive, as long-term local guide Steve Winser explains in this episode. From fishing the shallows to heading into the deep, Steve has you covered!

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Episode 127: Hervey Bay Black Marlin Scott Mitchell

Episode 127: Hervey Bay Black Marlin Scott Mitchell

Hervey Bay offers lots of opportunities for anglers, but flats fishing for black marlin has to be right near the top of the list! Scotto Mitchel explains his strategies for finding and hooking blacks in the clear shallow waters of his back yard.

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Episode 120: Lake Cathie Whiting With Karl Attenborough

Episode 120: Lake Cathie Whiting With Karl Attenborough

Lake Cathie on the NSW Mid North Coast is an awesome bread and butter estuary fishery, with topwater whiting being one of the primary targets available to anglers. Karl Attenborough is a well known local sand flats angler and shares his knowledge in this episode.

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Episode 115: Yeppoon Headlands With John Haenke

Episode 115: Yeppoon Headlands With John Haenke

The headlands and inshore islands of the central Queensland coast fish extremely well for both pelagic and reef species during spring. John Haenke explains how to go about getting some brilliant sport from a mixed bag of species.

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Episode 113: Corio Bay Snapper With John Didge

Episode 113: Corio Bay Snapper With John Didge

Our guest this episode has been fishing Corio Bay for 40 years and reckons it’s “like a big fishbowl”. John Didge reckons the snapper on the doorstep of Melbourne and Geelong are hungry and not so difficult to catch…..

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Episode 105: Gold Coast Tailor With Paul Burt

Episode 105: Gold Coast Tailor With Paul Burt

Tailor fishing from the rocks is a year-round option on the Gold Coast, and for Paul Burt it’s right in his back yard! We go through the tackle and the techniques for getting onto a school of greenbacks.

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Episode 104: Mackay Barramundi With Mick Hassett

Episode 104: Mackay Barramundi With Mick Hassett

Quality barramundi fishing is available to both boat and shore anglers fishing the Mackay area. Mick Hassett has been fishing the area for big barra for 30 years and in this episode shares some secrets for finding and catching them.

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Episode 103: Moreton Bay Jewfish With Nabeel Issa

Episode 103: Moreton Bay Jewfish With Nabeel Issa

In this episode Nabeel Issa explains his strategies for finding and catching Moreton Bay jewfish. You’ll be surprised just how prevalent this species is in the bay, and Nabeel will arm you with the knowledge you’ll need to successfully target them.

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Episode 99: Glenlyon Dam Murray Cod With Curtis Parker

Episode 99: Glenlyon Dam Murray Cod With Curtis Parker

The cod fishing in Glenlyon Dam often gets overshadowed by the frenzy around other storages, but can still be exceptional. Jackadgery freshwater specialist Curtis Parker is one bloke who has spent the time to get them worked out. In this episode he shares a few great tips for getting onto them.

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Episode 98: Wivenhoe And Somerset Bass With Scott Mitchell

Episode 98: Wivenhoe And Somerset Bass With Scott Mitchell

Lakes Wivenhoe and Somerset are renowned big bass storages – and the fishing is hottest right now in the cooler months. Well known fishing journo Scott Mitchell takes us there and shares his thoughts and strategies for targeting big bass in these systems.

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Episode 97: Wet Tropics Barramundi With Karim De Ridder

Episode 97: Wet Tropics Barramundi With Karim De Ridder

Barra champ Karim De Ridder explains how his home waters in Queensland’s Wet Tropics region fish a little differently to other barra waters around the country. Get some tips on how to succeed in the tricky systems from Cardwell to Daintree.

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Episode 96: Greg’s Unscripted Brain Dumping Rant

Episode 96: Greg’s Unscripted Brain Dumping Rant

Every now and then I take the opportunity to download some random fishing thoughts. This is one of those occasions! In a rare lul between commitments I took some time to think about fish intelligence and why we shouldn’t learn to “Think Like A Fish”.

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Episode 94: Greater Sydney Daylight Jewfish With Chris Cleaver

Episode 94: Greater Sydney Daylight Jewfish With Chris Cleaver

Catching quality jewfish during the day in the highly pressured waters around Australia’s largest population centre has become an art for respected jewie specialist Chris Cleaver. In this episode Chris shares his secrets and dispels the misconceptions around finding and catching jewfish on lures.

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Episode 93: Brisbane Bass With Tim Morgan

Episode 93: Brisbane Bass With Tim Morgan

Tim Morgan is one of Australia’s most successful bream and bass tournament champs. In this episode he shares how our listeners can get onto Aussie bass within a couple of hours of Brisbane.

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Episode 91: Derwent River Sea Trout With Plinio Taurian

Episode 91: Derwent River Sea Trout With Plinio Taurian

A certain time of year a proportion of the Derwent River’s brown trout population migrates to the estuary to hammer the schools of migrating baitfish moving up from the sea. Hobart’s Plinio Taurian explains how we can get in on the action and enjoy some awesome sport on Hobarts doorstep.

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Episode 89: Broome Blue Nosed Threadfin With Mark Bantich

Episode 89: Broome Blue Nosed Threadfin With Mark Bantich

The blue nosed threadfin, or blue salmon. is a northern sportfish that is often overlooked by anglers focused on more iconic species. But the species is prevalent, makes for exciting shallow water sight fishing and is a great table fish to boot. Mark Bantich explains how he targets them in Broome, Western Australia.

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Episode 86: Gold Coast Land-based Sport Fishing With Andy Sparnon

Episode 86: Gold Coast Land-based Sport Fishing With Andy Sparnon

The Gold Coast is littered with land-based options for targeting species such as GT’s, queenfish and mangrove jack – even milkfish and barracuda are on offer if you know where to look. Local resident Andy Sparnon from Coast Fish TV gives us some pointers for getting started in this incredible fishery.

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Episode 83: Rockhampton Barramundi With Sam Gibson

Episode 83: Rockhampton Barramundi With Sam Gibson

Gun Rockhampton angler Sam Gibson explains how to catch metre barramundi in the pressured, clear water, sandy bottomed waters of his local area. Great insights into the techniques that take fish where most anglers only see them on the sounder!

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Episode 82: Northern NSW and SEQ Estuary Jewfish with Brad Smith

Episode 82: Northern NSW and SEQ Estuary Jewfish with Brad Smith

Brad “Smithy” Smith is a long-time Gold Coast fishing guide with 25 years experience targeting jewfish on lures in the estuaries of northern NSW and southern Queensland. In this episode Smithy share two little know but deadly techniques he’s developed for targeting this awesome sport fish.

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Episode 80: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With John Cahill

Episode 80: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With John Cahill

Lake Eildon holds some massive Murray Cod and as there is no closed season for cod in this waterway it’s a favourite destination for Vic goodoo enthusiasts. John Cahill takes us right there and explains the tackle and techniques that he uses to target Eildon cod.

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Episode 79: Maribyrnong River Bream Fishing With Dale Baxter

Episode 79: Maribyrnong River Bream Fishing With Dale Baxter

The Maribyrnong is an awesome metropolitan bream fishery. And who better to take us there than local resident and tournament bream specialist Dale Baxter? Dale explains the techniques and tackle you’ll need to target the quality fish that reside in this system.

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Episode 78: Hastings River Jewfish With Mark Saxon

Episode 78: Hastings River Jewfish With Mark Saxon

Mark Saxon is a gun estuary fishing guide in Northern New South Wales and the developer of Sax Scents. Mark has the local jewfish population well worked out. In this episode Mark shares his tips for bagging a decent Hastings River jewfish or two.

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Episode 74: SEQ Murray Cod With Jason Ehrlich

Episode 74: SEQ Murray Cod With Jason Ehrlich

SEQ freshwater specialist Jason Ehrlich knows a thing or two about Queensland cod and how they differ from their southern cousins. In this episode Jason explains his strategies for targeting this iconic species in his own backyard.

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Episode 73: Perth Snapper With Allan Bevan

Episode 73: Perth Snapper With Allan Bevan

In the Eastern states “Pinkies” is a term that refers to smallish snapper. Western Australian’s do it differently though…… today’s guest Allan Bevan explains their “Pinkies” can be 12 or 15kg! Find out how and where to target these fish in shallow water.

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Episode 70: Gippsland Lakes Bream With Dan Mackrell

Episode 70: Gippsland Lakes Bream With Dan Mackrell

Tournament bream wizard Dan Mackrell knows bream extremely well and has had plenty of success on this species in the Gippsland area. In this episode he shares some of his pro secrets for success on Gippsland Bream in the Winter months.

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Episode 68: Eungella Dam Sooty Grunter With Dan Grech

Episode 68: Eungella Dam Sooty Grunter With Dan Grech

Eungella Dam holds some thumper sooty grunter, and who better to take us there than local angler and sooty fishing champ Dan Grech? In this episode Dan shares some awesome tips and runs through the lures that are the key to his success.

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Episode 67: Gold Coast Bream With Steve Morgan

Episode 67: Gold Coast Bream With Steve Morgan

Gold Coast bream fishing in the winter months can be very productive, as tournament guru Steve Morgan explains. Finding aggregations of fish in deeper water is the key, so listen to this episode to learn exactly how to go about it.

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Episode 66: NSW South Coast Striped Marlin With Lee Rayner

Episode 66: NSW South Coast Striped Marlin With Lee Rayner

Striped Marlin are one of Australia’s great temperate gamefish but are often considered not to be a lure fishing target. Television fishing personality Lee Rayner explains that you’ll catch more striped marlin on lures than baits – if you know a few tricks!

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Episode 64: Copeton Dam Murray Cod With Josh Usher

Episode 64: Copeton Dam Murray Cod With Josh Usher

Josh Usher is one of the undisputed guru’s of the Copeton Dam Murray Cod Fishing Scene. In this episode he shares his secrets for catching the king of Australia’s freshwater fish in this wonderful, big fish destination!

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Episode 62: Blanchetown Yellowbelly With Chad Soper

Episode 62: Blanchetown Yellowbelly With Chad Soper

Accomplished South Australian angler Chad Soper takes us to his favourite waters for targeting callop (aka yellowbelly) – Blanchetown on the Murray River. Chad explains how to find the fish and what lures and techniques will tempt them.

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Episode 61: Lake Mulwala Murray Cod With Stephen Booth

Episode 61: Lake Mulwala Murray Cod With Stephen Booth

Mulwala is a top destination for anyone wanting to target our freshwater natives, but especially the mighty Murray cod. In Episode 61 Stephen Booth takes us to his favourite fishing destination and shares his secrets for catching Murray cod.

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Episode 60: Gascoyne Longtail Tuna With Nicki Hunt

Episode 60: Gascoyne Longtail Tuna With Nicki Hunt

Longtail Tuna are a top northern sportfish species – and one of Nicki Hunt’s favourite lure targets. In this episode we get down to tin tacks about catching this pelagic speedster in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia.

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Episode 58: Tullaroop Reservoir Trout With Colby Lesko

Episode 58: Tullaroop Reservoir Trout With Colby Lesko

Tullaroop Reservoir, near Maryborough (Vic) offers some pretty good shore based trout fishing. Colby Lesko is a guide and has been fishing Tullaroop since he was a nipper, so in this episode he shares his best tips for succeeding at Tullaroop.

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Episode 52: Somerset Bass With Dean Silvester

Episode 52: Somerset Bass With Dean Silvester

Somerset Dam is famed for its population of very large bass, and multiple tournament champion Dean “Hollywood” Silvester is the perfect bloke to explain how to catch them. Pick up a few pro tips in this episode and watch your bass fishing explode!

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Episode 51: NSW South Coast Jewfish With Steve Starling

Episode 51: NSW South Coast Jewfish With Steve Starling

Mulloway (Jewfish) are, as Starlo explains, a cryptic species. Few fishermen have them so wired that they can consistently catch this species on lures. Starlo is one who has worked hard at figuring mulloway out – and in this episode he explains the tips and tricks that have vastly improved his success on south coast mullys.

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Episode 50: Sydney Yellowtail Kingfish With Al McGlashan

Episode 50: Sydney Yellowtail Kingfish With Al McGlashan

Sydney Harbour, Sydney Heads and the coastal areas around abound in big (sometimes unstoppable) yellowtail kingfish. In our 50th episode well known fishing personality Al McGlashan explains how he goes abpout targeting this species in his own back yard.

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Episode 48: Snowy Impoundments Trout With Andrew McGovern

Episode 48: Snowy Impoundments Trout With Andrew McGovern

Autumn is a great time to target brown and rainbow trout in the Snowy Mountains impoundments. And who better to take us there than well known fishing journalist Andy McGovern? Andy explains his tips and secrets for catching plenty of trout from Eucumbene and Jindabyne.

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Episode 42: Crocodile Safety With Dr Matt Brien

Episode 42: Crocodile Safety With Dr Matt Brien

Crocodiles are a fact of life when fishing northern rivers and estuaries. Croc expert Dr Matt Brien dispells a few myths about these bad boys and gives some practical advice those who fish in waters inhabited by crocodiles.

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