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Episode 488: Blue Marlin With Glen Booth

Episode 488: Blue Marlin With Glen Booth

Blue marlin are a species that captures the imaginations (and hearts) of game fishers around the world. Glen Booth has spent a lifetime chasing them!

Episode 479: Gippsland Australian Bass With Brett Geddes

Episode 479: Gippsland Australian Bass With Brett Geddes

Gippsland rivers hold some quality wild bass over the magical 50cm mark for those who take the time to find them and figure them out. Brett Geddes is an angler who does that and who doesn’t mind sharing his knowledge.

Episode 471: Skirted Trolling Lures With Peter Pakula

Episode 471: Skirted Trolling Lures With Peter Pakula

Peter Pakula is an undisputed heavyweight of the bluewater trolling lure industry and in todays interview he shares his thoughts on where the industry is headed and how to get the best from trolling lures.

Episode 455: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With Kate Norman

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 443: Berri Murray Cod With David “Hodgie” Hodge

Episode 443: Berri Murray Cod With David “Hodgie” Hodge

Hodgie is an icon of Murray cod fishing and was one of the early pioneers of lure fishing for this species. In today’s episode he reminisces over his years of cod fishing and shares some tips for catching them in the lower Murray system.

Episode 437: Albert Park Lake Yellowbelly With Andrew Foudoulis

Episode 437: Albert Park Lake Yellowbelly With Andrew Foudoulis

Albert Park Lake might be nestled right in the midst of a metropolis, but it also offers an wonderful and accessible opportunity for Melbourne anglers. Andrew Foudoulis has used the Melbourne lockdowns gainfully to figure out how to target this species in APL.

Episode 436: Ingham Jungle Perch With Kyle Wright

Episode 436: Ingham Jungle Perch With Kyle Wright

There is no shortage of jungle perch holding rivers and creeks in the area from Ingham through to Hinchinbook. Today’s guest Kyle Wright treats us to some advice on how to target this amazing little sportfish.

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.

Episode 407: Kangaroo Island Bream With Alex Williams

Episode 407: Kangaroo Island Bream With Alex Williams

Kangaroo Island is a beautiful, pristine destination off the South Australian coast – and its micro estuary systems hold plenty of stud black bream. Alex Williams is just the man to take us there!

Episode 360: Botany Bay Kingfish With Gary Brown

Episode 360: Botany Bay Kingfish With Gary Brown

Despite being on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city, Botany Bay offers amazing fishing opportunities, including a chance to target quality yellowtail kingfish, as Gary Brown explains.

Episode 358: Deep Jigging 101 With Jim Potts

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.

Episode 348: Coorong Bream With Ben Gibbs

Episode 348: Coorong Bream With Ben Gibbs

The Coorong can be a tough old place to fish at times, but SA bream gun Ben Gibbs has some insights that will make things a bit easier for those new to the location.

Episode 341: Hawkesbury River Bream With Bob Williams

Episode 341: Hawkesbury River Bream With Bob Williams

Bob Williams has been bream fishing the Hawkebury River system since the 70’s and was a local pioneer of lure and fly fishing for the species. He shares his “no frills” approach to bream luring in this episode.

Episode 325: Port Lincoln Whiting With Dan Challinger

Episode 325: Port Lincoln Whiting With Dan Challinger

Port Lincoln is well know for it’s XOS Samson fish, kings, snapper and tuna, but it fishes really well for bread and butter species, too. In Episode 325 Dan Challinger takes us wading the flats for whiting on lures.

Episode 324: Gwydir River Murray Cod With Jackson Haussler

Episode 324: Gwydir River Murray Cod With Jackson Haussler

Murray cod are an exciting species at the best of times, but targeting large specimens in the clear, flowing water of the Gwydir River Gorge country is about as good as fishing for our freshwater native icon gets! Jackson Haussler takes us there.

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.

Episode 319: Port Douglas Nannygai With Damon Gruzdev

Episode 319: Port Douglas Nannygai With Damon Gruzdev

Nannygai (Scarlet Sea Perch) are a prized capture for northern anglers and in today’s episode Port Douglas fishing guide Damon Gruzdev shares his tips for targeting them both inshore and offshore.

Episode 313: Nepean River Wild Bass With Jay Huxley

Episode 313: Nepean River Wild Bass With Jay Huxley

Today we reveal a little known bass fishing spot within cooee of the heart of Penrith. Our guest, Jay Huxley has fished it for 25 years and happily shares his knowledge and experience with ALF listeners.

Episode 310: Hervey Bay Golden Trevally With Tri Ton

Episode 310: Hervey Bay Golden Trevally With Tri Ton

The flats fishing for golden trevally around Hervey Bay may not be what it once was, but the deep-water fishery is still red hot. Local sportfishing guide Tri Ton shares his tips for targeting them.

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!

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.

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.

Episode 301: Melbourne Black Bream With Paul Malov

Episode 301: Melbourne Black Bream With Paul Malov

Southern bream fishing gun Paul Malov shares some tips for targeting black bream around the main systems of the Melbourne Metropolitan area, getting down to details about the exact lures and techniques he uses.

Episode 298: Teemburra Barramundi With Brendan Pollard

Episode 298: Teemburra Barramundi With Brendan Pollard

Teemburra Dam is coming of age, with barra now averaging around 85-90cm and plenty of bigger fish to be had. They don’t come easy, but Mackay gun Brendan Pollard has plenty of tips to help you get onto a few.

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.

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!

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.

Episode 290: Lostock Dam Bass With Dave Rudder

Episode 290: Lostock Dam Bass With Dave Rudder

Lostock Dam is an often overlooked and underrated bass fishery. Newcastle gun Dave Rudder explains the techniques he uses to target trophy bass in this misunderstood lake.

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.

Episode 281: Brisbane Threadfin Salmon With Reece Thomas

Episode 281: Brisbane Threadfin Salmon With Reece Thomas

Brisbane has a wonderful population of quality threadfin salmon right on it’s doorstep. Local Threadie enthusiast Reece Thomas explains how to target them both at the port and in under the city lights at night.

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.

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.

Episode 277: Cape Moreton Kingfish With Jim Potts

Episode 277: Cape Moreton Kingfish With Jim Potts

Cape Moreton is a great place to target lots of species on metal jigs, but kingfish are definitely a favourite. In Episode 277 Brisbane based jigging addict Jim Potts takes us to the cape in search of Kings.

Episode 266: The Finer Points On Hooks With Greg Vinall

Episode 266: The Finer Points On Hooks With Greg Vinall

The humble hook, that little piece of wire that hangs from your lure is the vital connection between you and your catch. In this episode Greg goes through hook design and features and explains the pro’s and con’s of the various options.

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!

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!

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.

Episode 260: Newcastle Snapper With David Rudder

Episode 260: Newcastle Snapper With David Rudder

Newcastle might not be the pinnacle of snapper fishing in Australia, but the inshore areas still hold respectable quality fish in good numbers. Plus, they hit trolled hardbodies, as Dave Rudder explains.

Episode 259: Clarence Gorge Bass With Mat Cameron

Episode 259: Clarence Gorge Bass With Mat Cameron

Clarence Gorge is a stunningly beautiful stretch of water that holds good numbers of quality bass. In Episode 259 we’re joined again by gun angler Mat Cameron, this time chasing bass in The Gorge!

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.

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.

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.

Episode 248: Weipa Barramundi With Bryce Coxall

Episode 248: Weipa Barramundi With Bryce Coxall

The west coast of Cape York is a magical barramundi fishing destination. In this episode local fisho and videographer Bryce Coxall shares what he’s learned about chasing barra in the Weipa area.

Episode 246: Whitsundays Giant Trevally With Tony Bygrave

Episode 246: Whitsundays Giant Trevally With Tony Bygrave

Giant trevally fishing is a tough business and Whitsundays angler Tony Bygrave has been perfecting the art for over 20 years. In this episode To0ny shares his thoughts on targeting Island GT’s from his home at Airlie Beach.

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.

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.

Episode 239: Sun, Moon And Tide. Solunar Fishing

Episode 239: Sun, Moon And Tide. Solunar Fishing

Do solunar charts and apps really work? Can we use the sun, moon and tides to predict when the fishing will be hot…… or maybe even shut down? Greg explores the theories and evidence in this episode!

Episode 235: Lake Purrumbete Trout With Mark Gercovich

Episode 235: Lake Purrumbete Trout With Mark Gercovich

Over the years Lake Purrumbete has been stocked with brown, rainbow, brook, tiger and leopard trout, not top mention Chinook and Atlantic salmon. Fishing this lake is truly a salmonid lucky dip, as Mark Gercovich explains.

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!

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.

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.

Episode 226: Mackay Saltwater Barramundi With Wally Wilton

Episode 226: Mackay Saltwater Barramundi With Wally Wilton

The cooler months of the dry season are a prime time to target quality saltwater barramundi around the estuaries of the Mackay Whitsundays region. Local gun Wally Wilton explains his strategies in Episode 226 of the podcast.

Episode 225: Albany Black Bream With Alex Greisdorf

Episode 225: Albany Black Bream With Alex Greisdorf

Tournament bream identity Alex Greisdorf reckons Albany is a top WA destination for the better quality black bream and in this episode of the Australian Lure Fishing podcast he goes about telling us how it’s done!

Episode 224: Newcastle Harbour Jewfish With Jesse Dedman

Episode 224: Newcastle Harbour Jewfish With Jesse Dedman

Despite its proximity to large populations, Newcastle Harbour holds good numbers of quality jewfish. In ALF Episode 224 local jewfish enthusiast Jesse Dedman shares his tips and tricks for targeting this tricky species on lures.

Episode 223: Hinchinbrook Barramundi With Jim Falkenberg

Episode 223: Hinchinbrook Barramundi With Jim Falkenberg

Winter may slow the barramundi down a little, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be caught. FNQ fishing personality Jim Falkenberg shares his tips for sight casting Hinchinbrook’s winter barra in crystal clear, shallow water.

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.

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.

Episode 214: Peter Faust Dam Barramundi With Curtis Parker

Episode 214: Peter Faust Dam Barramundi With Curtis Parker

Peter Faust Dam has a big reputation for massive barramundi, and gun angler Curtis Parker is just the man to take us there. Join us for Episode 214 where Curtis shares his tips and tricks for success in this challenging fishery.

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.

Episode 210: Gippsland Estuary Perch With Ben Faro

Episode 210: Gippsland Estuary Perch With Ben Faro

South-Eastern Victoria has tons to offer sports fishers, but the humble estuary perch is often overlooked. In Episode 210 I get a few tips from Ben Faro for targeting this awesome sports fish.

Episode 208: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With Paul Worsteling

Episode 208: Lake Eildon Murray Cod With Paul Worsteling

Lake Eildon has been mightily stocked with Murray Cod and is a favourite fishing destination for Aussie fishing icon Paul Worsteling. In this episode Paul shares some tips for targeting the big green fish in his home waters.

Episode 205: Bowling Green Bay Barramundi With John Campbell

Episode 205: Bowling Green Bay Barramundi With John Campbell

The rivers and creeks that enter Bowling Green Bay are alive with trophy barramundi, and who better to take us in search of them than local guide John Campbell. John grew up fishing these systems and understands the fishery extremely well.

Episode 204: Townsville Permit Fishing With Peter Agapiou

Episode 204: Townsville Permit Fishing With Peter Agapiou

Normally considered a fly-only species, permit are definitely catchable on lures if you have the patience, persistence and dedication to put to it. Peter Agapiou shares his tips for targeting them on spin gear in the Townsville area.

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!

Episode 202: Blowering Dam Yellowbelly With Wayne Dubois

Episode 202: Blowering Dam Yellowbelly With Wayne Dubois

Blowering Dam yellowbelly have a reputation for being uncooperative at times, but local angler and fishing journo Wayne Dubois reckons they’re not so difficult once you get to know them….. plus they’re BIG!

Episode 201: Hervey Bay Cobia With Shaun Taylor

Episode 201: Hervey Bay Cobia With Shaun Taylor

Cobia are a cryptic species that can turn up any time – but often not when you look for them. Hervey Bay angler Shaun Taylor takes us into his home waters and shares some tips for pinning the mighty cobe!

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.

Episode 197: Port Stephens Flathead With Paul Lennon

Episode 197: Port Stephens Flathead With Paul Lennon

Port Stephens offers some exceptional flathead fishing, despite the large human population nearby. In this episode local guide and fishing writer Paul Lennon treats us to some top tips for targeting quality crocs!

Episode 196: Wollongong Frigate Mackerel With Vicki Winter-Lear

Episode 196: Wollongong Frigate Mackerel With Vicki Winter-Lear

Frigte mackerel are. Fast, fun little pelagic species that make a short run through the Wollongong area each year, giving land-based anglers plenty of excitement. In this episode Vicki Winter-Lear shares her tips for a sport fish that’s near and dear to her.

Episode 195: Pioneer Valley Barramundi With Paul Dolan

Episode 195: Pioneer Valley Barramundi With Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan shares his tips for topwater Barra fishing in Teemburra, Eungella and Kinchant Dams, central Queensland. Paul’s unique insights and intense passion for barramundi fishing will help plenty of listeners get onto their share!

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.

Episode 193: Great Sandy Straits Squid With Phippsy

Episode 193: Great Sandy Straits Squid With Phippsy

The Great Sandy Straits is a fishing paradise with sheltered waters and numerous species to target. In this episode Phippsy takes us to the Straits in search of the tasty tiger and arrow squid that are prolific there.

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.

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.

Episode 189: Sydney Yellowtail Kingfish With Ben O’Brien

Episode 189: Sydney Yellowtail Kingfish With Ben O’Brien

Sydney is well known as a yellowtail kingfish haven and local fishing personality Ben O’Brien has figured out plenty of secrets for getting them to take a lure. In episode 189 shares some of those secrets with ALF listeners.

Episode 187: Hopkins River Estuary Perch With Mark Gercovich

Episode 187: Hopkins River Estuary Perch With Mark Gercovich

The estuary perch fishing in Warrnambool’s Hopkins River is exceptional, and local fishing gun Mark Gercovich has them dialled in. Episode 187 is all about extracting some perch fishing tips that our listeners can put into action.

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.

Episode 185: Lake Mulwala Murray Cod With Cristie Felton

Episode 185: Lake Mulwala Murray Cod With Cristie Felton

2019 Australian Freshwater Masters Tournament winner Cristie Felton joins the ALF podcast to share her winning tips for Murray cod fishing in Lake Mulwala. Find out the tackle, lures and techniques she uses in today’s episode!

Episode 184: Noosa River Mangrove Jack With Phippsy

Episode 184: Noosa River Mangrove Jack With Phippsy

Mangrove jack are the thugs of the northern estuary systems and in this episode Noosa fishing personality Andy “Phippsy” Phipps shares his tips and tricks for targeting this great sporting fish.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 174: Connors River Sooty Grunter With Andrew Trigg

Episode 174: Connors River Sooty Grunter With Andrew Trigg

The Connors River is a large inland river system west of Mackay and is a top notch destination for anyone keen to target sooty grunter on lures. In this episode Mackay fishing personality Andrew Trigg shares his tips for awesome sweetwater sport.

Episode 173: Anson’s Bay Bream With Michael Haley

Episode 173: Anson’s Bay Bream With Michael Haley

Anson’s Bay is a first class black bream fishing destination and local guide Michael Haley has been fishing it for his whole life. In Episode 173 Michael imparts his knowledge on the wily bream of northern Tasmania.

Episode 170: Kangaroo Valley Bass With Ben O’Brien

Episode 170: Kangaroo Valley Bass With Ben O’Brien

Despite drought and bushfires there is still some quality bass fishing to be had in NSW. In Episode 170 Sydney based fishing writer Ben O’Brien heads to Kangaroo Valley in search of this top sports fish.

Episode 169: Nhulunbuy Turrum With Jessie Baker

Episode 169: Nhulunbuy Turrum With Jessie Baker

Turrum are a tough, hard fighting species that are prevalent in the waters around Nhulunbuy, as today’s guest Jessie Baker explains. Grab a few tips for tangling with turrum in episode 170!

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

Episode 165: Darwin Barramundi With Charlotte Klose

Episode 165: Darwin Barramundi With Charlotte Klose

There’s no shortage of barra fishing options close to Darwin, as local fishing personality Charlotte close explains. Find out the tackle and techniques that Charlotte puts to great effect in her home waters!

Episode 164: Exmouth Sailfish With Steve Riley

Episode 164: Exmouth Sailfish With Steve Riley

Sailfish fishing is an exciting option for western anglers. In this episode Steve Riley shares tips for finding and catching cricket scores sailfish on lures out of Exmouth.

Episode 163: Gladstone Tripletail With Dan Powell

Episode 163: Gladstone Tripletail With Dan Powell

Tripletail are a slightly obscure, yet highly prized and little targeted species in Australia. Gladstone angler Dan Powell is a pioneer on this species and happily shares what he’s learned in this episode of ALF.

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.

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.

Episode 159: Some Reasons That Fish Decide To Eat…..?

In our New Years Day 2020 episode I spend some time reflecting on a question asked by an ALF listener: “What causes fish to eat?”. I run through a bit of a laundry list, but I’m keen to hear suggestions for more!

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.

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.

Episode 153: Macleay River Bass With Dave Seaman

Episode 153: Macleay River Bass With Dave Seaman

The Macleay River produces some of the country’s best wild river bass fishing, and gun bass enthusiast Dave “Seamo” Seaman knows just how to catch them. Tune in as he shares some secrets!

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.

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.

Episode 147: Herbert River Jungle Perch With Matt Carpenter

Episode 147: Herbert River Jungle Perch With Matt Carpenter

Jungle perch fishing is one of those pursuits that takes anglers to some magical locations. Wet Tropics local Matt Carpenter is a jungle perch addict and in this episode shares some tips for catching JP’s in his own back yard.

Episode 145: Emu Park Fingermark Bream With Liam Pascoe

Episode 145: Emu Park Fingermark Bream With Liam Pascoe

Fingermark bream are an amazing northern lure fishing target that pulls hard and looks great! Emu Park sponsored angler Liam Pascoe shares some great tips for getting onto quality fingermark on light gear.

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.

Episode 143: Brisbane Giant Trevally With Ben Jones

Episode 143: Brisbane Giant Trevally With Ben Jones

Finding and catching GT’s in the Brisbane area requires dedication and commitment, but when the fish come the rewards are massive. Literally. SEQ guru Ben Jones gives us some awesome tips in this episode of ALF.

Episode 140: Moreton Bay Gold Spot Cod With Peter Kaye

Episode 140: Moreton Bay Gold Spot Cod With Peter Kaye

Gold Spot (Estuary) cod are often caught as by-catch but are not often targeted. Brisbane angler and fishing writer Peter Kaye reckons they’re a top sportfish, and he’s put some serious effort into figuring them out.

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.

Episode 136: New England Murray Cod With Rob Paxevanous

Episode 136: New England Murray Cod With Rob Paxevanous

The New England area offers a plethora of both river and storage cod fishing. Fishing Australia host Rob Paxevanos joins ALF to share his tips, tricks and secrets for targeting cod off the surface in the new England area.

Episode 135: Lake Tinaroo Barramundi With Dylan Brier-Mills

Episode 135: Lake Tinaroo Barramundi With Dylan Brier-Mills

Tinaroo Falls Dam is a well known big barra fishing destination, but it can also be a challenging place to fish. Local barra specialist and recent Tinaroo Dam fishing guide Dylan Brier Mills gives us a few tips for cracking the code.

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.

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!

Episode 130: Coffs Harbour Snapper With Michael Guest

Episode 130: Coffs Harbour Snapper With Michael Guest

Coff Harbour offers some awesome snapper fishing, and who better to share some advice than local personality Michael Guest? Guesty explains when and where to fish, what lures he uses and the techniques that work for him.

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.

Episode 126: Terapo (PNG) Black Bass With The Wells Boys

Episode 126: Terapo (PNG) Black Bass With The Wells Boys

Black Bass are top of the bucket list for a large number of ALF guests (and listeners). The ells Boys have just returned fromtheir first trip to PNG and join us to share their adventure in their usual “no filters, no BS” style!

Episode 124: Melbourne Snapper Fishing With Jarrod Day

Episode 124: Melbourne Snapper Fishing With Jarrod Day

Melbourne’s Westernport and Port Phillip Bay’s are very different ecosystems that require different techniques. In Episode 124 local guru Jarrod Day unlocks the secrets to snapper fishing in both bays.

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.

Episode 118: Gold Coast Flathead Fishing With Rob Payne

Episode 118: Gold Coast Flathead Fishing With Rob Payne

The Gold Coast Flathead Classic is an iconic fishing event held each year in early October. Fishing journo and Gold Coast resident Rob Payne shares some tips to give you an edge in this awesome competition.

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.

Episode 114: Darwin Harbour Barramundi With Alex Julius

Episode 114: Darwin Harbour Barramundi With Alex Julius

Darwin Harbour isn’t generally considered a trophy barramundi fishery due to it’s isolation from major river systems. But it holds good stocks of barra to keep the locals and visiting anglers entertained.

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…..

Episode 111: St Georges Basin Flathead With Greg Reid

Episode 111: St Georges Basin Flathead With Greg Reid

St Gorges Basin is one of a handful of trophy flathead fisheries dotted along the NSW coastline. Well known fishing personality and south coast local Greg Reid explains how to catch big lizards on lures.

Episode 110: Lake Eildon YellowBelly With Paul Thomas

Episode 110: Lake Eildon YellowBelly With Paul Thomas

Lake Eildon holds excellent stocks of Yellowbelly (Golden Perch) and is a great destination for the native fish enthusiasts. Paul Thomas has fished this storage for many years and shares his tips in Episode 110

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Episode 95: Lake Borumba Bass With Keeghan Painter

Episode 95: Lake Borumba Bass With Keeghan Painter

Lake Borumba is an awesome bass fishery in SE Queensland with an all-day shore bite. In ALF episode 95, Bass Tournament pro Keeghan Painter explains his strategies for targeting this species at Borumba.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 90: Karratha Queenfish With Charles Kretzmann

Episode 90: Karratha Queenfish With Charles Kretzmann

For our northern anglers queenfish are fast, often aggressive, aerial and usually reliable lure fishing targets, so what’s not to like? Karratha angler Charles Kretzmann takes us in search of queenfish in his home waters.

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.

Episode 88: Hawkesbury River Jewfish With Dan Selby

Episode 88: Hawkesbury River Jewfish With Dan Selby

The Hawkesbury River system is large and holds plenty of jewfish for those who know how to chase them. In this episode of ALF, Dan Selby downloads his tips for getting amongst the jewfish action!

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.

Episode 85: Mackay Winter Sweetwater Fishing With Luke Galea

Episode 85: Mackay Winter Sweetwater Fishing With Luke Galea

In this episode Mackay personality Luke Galea encourages us to leave the boat at home, pull on the boots and head off in search of sweetwater opportunities. Winter barra, mangrove jack, sooty grunter and jungle perch are the targets!

Episode 84: Gold Coast Flathead Fishing With John Costello

Episode 84: Gold Coast Flathead Fishing With John Costello

John Costello is a well known Gold Coast fishing personality who has fished the area for many years. Over the past 12 months he’s started to perfect the art of extra large flathead on surface lures and in this episode explains how he goes about it.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 75: Clarence River Bass With Mathew Cameron

Episode 75: Clarence River Bass With Mathew Cameron

Tournament angler and kayak specialist Mat Cameron shares his secrets for targeting Clarence River bass when the season reopens on 1 September, going through his lures, tackle and tips for finding fish.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Episode 59: Lake Borumba Bass With Callum Munro

Episode 59: Lake Borumba Bass With Callum Munro

In winter time the bass gather in big numbers in the main basin at Lake Borumba. They can be tricky to tempt, but gun angler Callum Munro reveals some secrets for tempting them.

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.

Episode 57: Kalumburu GT’s With Emma George

Episode 57: Kalumburu GT’s With Emma George

Looking for a remote location where the GT’s are big ad bite freely? Emma George takes us to Kalumburu in far north Waestern Australia and shares a few secrets for nailing the thug of the reefs.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Episode 46: Coffs Harbour Headland Jewfish With Shea Cooper

Episode 46: Coffs Harbour Headland Jewfish With Shea Cooper

Jewfish can be successfully targeted year-round from the rocks and headlands around Coffs Harbour. Local jewie specialist Shea Cooper explains the tackle, lures and techniques he uses to consistently catch this awesome sports fish.

Episode 45: Gold Coast Flathead With David “Greeny” Green

Episode 45: Gold Coast Flathead With David “Greeny” Green

The Gold Coast is an exceptional flathead fishing destination, as multiple Flathead Classic winner David “Greeny” Green explains. We go through the tackle, the techniques and the lures that will put you on the road to success.

Episode 44: Port Phillip Bay Squid With Jesse Rotin

Episode 44: Port Phillip Bay Squid With Jesse Rotin

Squidding is more absorning and more challenging than most anglers realise. In this episode Jesse Rotin explains his strategies for finding and catching squid in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.

Episode 43: Gold Coast Snapper With Nabeel Issa

Episode 43: Gold Coast Snapper With Nabeel Issa

Nabeel Issa catches more than his fair share of snapper on South East Queensland’s Gold Coast. In this episode he explains his strategies for catching this awesome sports fish on lures.

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.

Episode 41: Jervis Bay Kingfish With Greg “Reidy” Reid

Episode 41: Jervis Bay Kingfish With Greg “Reidy” Reid

Jervis Bay is a fishing hotspot with numerous red-hot fishing opportunities to take advantage of. In this episode Reidy takes us out after the yellowtail kingfish and share tips he’s learned over a decade of guiding for the species.

Episode 40: Weipa Barramundi With “Barra Dave” Donald

Episode 40: Weipa Barramundi With “Barra Dave” Donald

“Barra Dave” Donald is one of the true pioneers of Far North Queensland fishing and is legendary for his guiding and a distinguished fishing journalism career spanning over 4 decades. In this episode he puts us on to barra in his home waters in Weipa.

Episode 36: Weipa Fingermark Bream With Nathan Reardon

Episode 36: Weipa Fingermark Bream With Nathan Reardon

Nathan Reardon takes us on an adventure to far north Queensland where he targets fingermark bream in shallow water. As always, Nathan explains his preferred tackle and the techniques and lures he uses in this part of the world.

Episode 34: Botany Bay Bream With Gary Brown

Episode 34: Botany Bay Bream With Gary Brown

Right on Sydney’s doorstep, Botany Bay offers amazing fishing for a wide range of bread and butter species. In this episode Gary Brown explains how to get among the yellowfin bream.

Episode 33: Bowen Mangrove Jack With Dan Kaggelis

Episode 33: Bowen Mangrove Jack With Dan Kaggelis

Bowen is a well-kept secret when it comes to mangrove jack fishing. Or it was, until Dan Kaggelis spilled the beans in tis episode on how good the jack fishing can really be – and how you can get in on the act!

Episode 32: Karumba Barramundi With Groover

Episode 32: Karumba Barramundi With Groover

Karumba is famous for its barramundi fishing, and local Guide Gavin “Groover” New has a reputation for being one of the best in the business. In this episode he shares his thoughts on targeting the big barra of the Karumba area.

Episode 31: Eildon Area Trout With Jarrod Day

Episode 31: Eildon Area Trout With Jarrod Day

Targeting brown and rainbow trout in the rivers around the Eildon Area with hard body lures and light tackle can be both fun and productive, as fishing journalist Jarrod Day explains in Episode 31.

Episode 28: Crystal Creek Jungle Perch With Vinnie Versfeld

Episode 28: Crystal Creek Jungle Perch With Vinnie Versfeld

Jungle perch are small but fiesty little surface feeding reaction strikers that live in shallow, gin clear tropical streams. All of this goes to make them an exciting light line sportfish in an idyllic tropical paradise. Vinnie Versfald explains how to catch them.

Episode 27: New England Murray Cod With Simon Fitzpatrick

Episode 27: New England Murray Cod With Simon Fitzpatrick

The New England area is renowned for it’s great Murray Cod Fishing. In this episode Northern Rivers Sportfishing guide Simon Fitzpatrick explains how to get tangled up with ‘ol goodoo in that corner of Australia.

Episode 26: Tweed River Mangrove Jack With Brad Smith

Episode 26: Tweed River Mangrove Jack With Brad Smith

The Tweed river offers exceptional fishing for oversized mangrove jacks, and who better to tell us how to catch them than Brad Smith? Brad’s been guiding clients to catch jacks and other species in this area for 25 years and proves he’s a wealth of knowledge.

Episode 24: Derwent Estuary Black Bream With Plinio Taurian

Episode 24: Derwent Estuary Black Bream With Plinio Taurian

The Derwent Estuary is famous for quality black bream and local lure fishing guru Plinio Taurian is just the man to tell us how it’s done. Plinio’s concise, factual explanation of Derwent breaming will put listeners on the path to success!

Episode 22: Hopkins River Bream With Luke Smith

Episode 22: Hopkins River Bream With Luke Smith

The Hopkins River Estuary is small but very productive, holding an excellent population of quality southern black bream. Local angler Luke Smith explains how to successfully target them on lures.

Episode 21: Cooktown Coral Flats Mayhem With Andrew Susani

Episode 21: Cooktown Coral Flats Mayhem With Andrew Susani

The great attraction of fishing the tropical coral reef flats is the vast number of species that can turn up. Andrew Susani has been doing this style of fishing for a number of years and in this episode shares some secrets on how it can be done.

Episode 19: Boondooma Saratoga With Matthew Langford

Episode 19: Boondooma Saratoga With Matthew Langford

For Queenslanders, saratoga are a magnificent freshwater sports fish, aggressively taking lures from the water surface and offering amazing sight fishing. In this episode local guide Matthew Langford walks us through how to catch them,

Episode 16: Murray Cod Fishing With Rod Mackenzie

Episode 16: Murray Cod Fishing With Rod Mackenzie

In the world of Murray Cod Fishing, Rod Mackenzie is a living legend. This guy has notched up over 300 fish that exceeded the magic metre mark and shares tons of secrets in this podcast episode.

Episode 14: Fitzroy River Barramundi With John Haenke

Episode 14: Fitzroy River Barramundi With John Haenke

The barramundi fishing in the Fitzroy River is nothing short of stunning. In this episode of ALF, barramundi fishing guide John Haenke shares tips for finding fish, his favourite tides and the top lures to use for barra in this incredible system.

Episode 10: Nepean River Bass With Todd Young

Episode 10: Nepean River Bass With Todd Young

Sydney anglers are blessed with some fantastic lure fishing right on their doorsteps – and Australian bass are a prime example. Todd Young tells us when and how to target them.

Episode 8: Swan River Giant Herring With Scott Coghlan

Episode 8: Swan River Giant Herring With Scott Coghlan

Giant herring are a seasonal visitor to the Swan River estuary from the warmer tropical waters. Scott Coghlan talks us through exactly how to go about it, from finding fish to choosing tackle and lures.

Episode 4: Brisbane River King Threadfin With Steve Morgan

Episode 4: Brisbane River King Threadfin With Steve Morgan

Like most threadie fisheries, Brisbane’s King Threadfin population are largely bottom feeders. But as Steve Morgan explains, this river system also offers unique opportunities to fish king threadies from the water surface.