Looking for winter fishing spots in Southeast Queensland? Liam Fitzpatrick shares a few beauties with ALF listeners.
Bream fishing icon Adam Costa loves nothing better than to kayak fish structure for bream in the Port Hacking and Georges rivers.
Looking for winter fishing options around Melbourne? Lee Rayner reckons southern fishing can be spectacular in the cooler months.
Greg Vinall shares some thoughts on the lures you should definitely take with you for estuary fisnhing in the winter months.
The wet tropics rivers and estuaries are often thought of as wet season options, but long time local guide Kim Anderson dispells that myth!
Koombooloomba Dam isn’t even on the radar for most northern impoundment fishos….. But it should be! Riley Ward explains how to catch football sized sooty grunter and metery barramundi from this stunning dam system.
Kingfish are one of the most sought after trophy species in Botany Bay and Scotty Lyons is the man to go after them!
Port Hacking is a stunning waterway that holds good numbers of quality flathead and who better to help us catch them than fishing icon and Port Hacking local Andrew Ettinghausen?
“Barra Dave” Donald shares his top 5 barramundi fishing destinations on Cape York!
500 Episodes of the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast is a great opportunity to reflect and refocus.
Bream are a stapel on the NSW Central Coast and Aaron Donaldson grew up fishing for them. In this interview he shares over 30 years of experience.
Estuary perch are a tough little southern sportfish that are both exciting and frustrating at times. Casey George explains how he avoids the latter!
Shark Bay has some extraordinary opportunities that will turn everything you thought you knew about snapper fishing on its head!
The Daly River is famous for spectacular runoff barramundi fishing and today’s guest Glenn Watt is well known for guiding anglers to their trophy barra dreams.
Whiting are a genuine target for the angler who enjoys flicking soft plastic lures from a kayak on light tackle. Alan Bonnici lets us in on a few secrets.
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!
In fishing, “X” rarely marks the spot, yet that’s the #1 Mistake most anglers make. In this episode I spend some time exploring why we make this simple mistake and what we should be doing instead.
Yellowbelly are often in the shadow of Murray Cod as a native sports fish, but Rory Benn-Clibborn reckons they’re a great target and shares some awesome tips and tricks in today’s interview.
Canberra has plenty of options to offer the keen cod angler and Aaron Hill has plenty of tips for taking advantage of those opportunities!
Scotty Hillier has spent a lot of time working and fishing in the Ingham area and large mouth nannygai are among his favourite species to chase. In today’s episode he explains how he goes about targeting the big red fish.
Quality Spaniards are a test at any time, but when they’re taken from the stones on a cast lure they are something special. Goshie GMan shares his experience in this episode.
Jet ski fishing is increasing in popularity and today’s guest Paul Hayes is using these small watercraft to great effect to get amongst some quality fish.
The Gold Coast area is famous for stonking, horse jacks, and today’s guest Owen McPaul catches his share of trophies!
The kingfish fishery around Melbourne is improving every year and gun angler Lee Rayner is only too happy to share his tips with ALF listeners.
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.
Hervey Bay is well known for lots of gamefish species, but longtail tuna are a consistent, year-round option for those in the know. Andrew Chorley shares his tips in this interview.
River systems in the Wet Tropics fish a little differently for barra than some other Aussie systems, but there are plenty of great opportunities for those willing to figure them out!
Wind is the anglers friend. So in this audio masterclass Greg shares some tips for using it to full advantage.
Targeting jewfish in Sydney Harbour can be productive, but requires knowledge and persistence. George Anasta shares his experience with ALF listeners in this interview.
Joel Cook has spent a lifetime fishing the Williams River for bass. He shares what he’s learned in this interview.
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.
Clarrie Hall Dam is a small, picturesque system with a steady supply of quality bass – they’re not always easy to catch though! Simon Fitzpatrick guides on the system and shares his tips in this interview.
Landbased fishing the northern flats with small lures can be a bonanza, with sight casting opportunities for numerous species on offer. Vinnie Versfeld shares his tips.
Luke Opelt takes us to Lenthall’s Dam and shares the barra fishing tips that have worked for him.
Cameron Harlen-Robertson is only a young man, but he’s been consistently catching land based jewfish that would satisfy the most seasoned veteran!
The Condamine River is impacted by landuse but still holds good numbers of decent quality cod. Morgan Taylor shares his tips for targeting them in todays episode.
The Curdies River system is a relatively small bream fishery, but one that hold quality fish, as gun bream tournament angler Declan Betts shares in today’s interview!
Casey George has been fishing the Patterson River at least weekly for four years or so and has developed good consistency on the mulloway in this system
Most snapper fishers turn to soft plastic lures, but today’s guest George Mole has Moreton Bay’s snapper population figured out on hard bodies.
Ruth Beeby has enjoyed plenty of success as a kayak bream tournament competitor and today shares her tips for luring bream in the Beem River system, East Gippsland.
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
Caitlin Berecry is a “Women In Recreational Fishing Network” leader and a deft hand at extracting Murray cod from the Campaspe and Loddon River systems.
The shallow water snapper fishing around Port Stephens and Newcastle is exceptional and today’s guest Dan Hutchinson has been chasing them on lures for over 20 years.
Small trevally (or juveniles of large trevally) are a great light tackle sporting option for NSW estuary fishers, as David Irvine explains.
On the NSW Central Coast bream can be targeted in shallow water over rocky ledges using small lures and much the same tackle as you’d use from a boat or kayak.
Shroom is a Sydney fisho and influencer who has been targeting bream on lures for over a decade and spends plenty of time sharing his learnings via YouTube.
Kosta Linardos has been fishing Port Phillip Bay for snapper for years and today shares his tips for smashing them with soft plastic lures!
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.
King George whiting often aren’t thought of as a lure fishing target, but Tassie angler Jarvis Wall consistently catches these awesome little sportsfish on soft plastics and light tackle.
Scott Thorrington has been a marlin charter operator on the NSW central coast for decades and today shares some tips for inshore striped and black marlin in the months ahead.
Saratoga are not difficult to find in Corroboree Billabong, and they’re not difficult to tempt. But they are difficult to hook and land…. Leila Bartolo share’s her tips for taming toga.
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.
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.
Estuary perch are southern Australia’s barramundi, just slightly smaller. They’re aggressive, hard fighting and take a wide range of well presented lures.
Callide Dam is a unique and scenic impoundment that hold good numbers of bass and saratoga. Local guide and tournament angler John Noble takes us there.
Joshua Charles has been enjoying consistent success on Brisbane River threadfin upstream of the city for a number of years. Today he shares his secrets!
Hinchinbrook has a well-earned reputation for being a Mangrove Jack hotspot and today’s guest Jeff Wilton is amply qualified to talk us through how to catch them.
Gun angler Steve Steer shares his tips and tricks for targeting trout in the lakes of northenr Tasmania.
Bomber Farrell is a repeat guest on the ALF podcast and always has some stories to tell. Today he shares some awesome barra tips for anyone contemplating a visit to the Blue Mud Bay area during the buildup.
Spring is when mangrove jacks on the Gold Coast pontoons start coming to life and today’s guest Alex Watson sure knows how to catch them!
Andrew Death has a pretty stunning track records as a tournament kayak bream angler and today shares some of the secrets to his success on Botany Bay.
Looking for ways to explore new fishing spots? Greg Vinall shares some tips for desktop fishing spot searches.
2021 Queensland Open Bream Tournament Champ Blake O’Grady shares his tips for targeting Brisbane’s bream population in todays ALF interview.
The NSW South Coast has enjoyed the return of yellowfin tuna in recent years, opening opportunities for guys like Simon Pender to throw topwater offerings at them with great results.
The Parramatta River is highly urbanised and highly pressured, but it still produces magnificent kingfish, as George Anasta explains in today’s interview.
David Brace shares how he extracts mega barra from shallow, weedy water at Kinchant Dam where no other technique seems to work.
Spring at Somerset dam sees plenty of quality bass move into the main basin and feed aggressively. Mitchell Petty shares some advice for catching them.
Brendon Spicer has been fishing for trout his whole life and in the Snowy’s for 8-9 years. I today’s episode he shares some tips for small storages and rivers.
Lake St Clair is a highly regarded bass fishery and happens to be where todays guest learned to target the species. Stuart Kenny shares his tips!
Groote Eylandt has only recently become recognised as a top-notch sailfish destination – and today’s guest Bomber Farrell has been at the forefront of figuring the fishery out.
GT Fishing isn’t always about getting away to remote wilderness areas. SE Queensland angler Anthony Cass gets his share right on Brisbane’s doorstep.
Ever thought of ditching everything except your topwater lures for a year? Jason Medcalf shares his experience of year-round topwater fishing in Bundaberg.
Using extra long 13-15′ rods for shore-based luring can open up awesome opportunities that standard gear can’t access..
The Goulburn River is a great place for Victorian trout enthusiasts and fishes particularly well during the spring months, says today’s guest Kosta Linardos.
Ben “Notso” Bright has been a sportfishing guide out of Weipa for a lo0ng time and enjoys nothing more than putting his clients onto some amazing barramundi experiences.
Ganesh Suppiah is a Canberra based shore and kayak angler who enjoys consistent results on quality redfin.
The Richmond River system holds quality jewfish – and Ballina lure fishing tragic John Oatley has a fair idea how to catch them!
Casting handmade swimbaits at jewfish feeding under lights? That’s a special experience that todays guest JJ Edwards shares in episode 410.
Lake Hume holds bigger numbers and better quality yellowbelly than most anglers realise. Jake hill has been catching them for years and shares his tips in Episode 409.
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.
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!
Mangrove Jacks in winter? That’s very doable on the Queensland central coast and Jack specialist Daniel Robson is just the one to tell us how it’s done!
Barra fishing doesn’t always have to be about massive fish in estuaries or impoundments. There are plenty of quality fish to be taken on light tackle from the beaches, explains Vinnie Versfeld
The light tackle marlin and sailfish run on the Sunshine Coast during spring is a phenomenal opportunity for SE Queensland anglers, explains David Granville.
Lake Macquarie has good populations of jewfish despite the fishing pressure it endures. Garret Windeatt consistently gets amongst them and explains how in this interview.
Mulgrave River Sooty Grunter and Jungle Perch are a brilliant skinny water, drift fishing experience. Brett Parks explains how he goes about it.
The shallow inshore reef systems along Queenslands southern coastline are prime areas to target snapper on lures, says Will Kitching
Flathead may not be the first species that comes to mind when you’re fishing central Qld, but they’re abundant and a lot of fun!
Lure fishing is about understanding how fish behave and communicate. The better we understand the quarry, the easier we’ll catch it!
Australian salmon are a feisty sportsfish that are readily available in our southern estuaries and todays guest Brent Hodges know plenty about how to target them!
Aaron Papas brings a fresh new perspective with plenty of insights to the Hawesbury Jewfish challenge!
Burrinjuck may not be the easiest storage to fish, but it sure can turn on some quality cod, as today’s guest Dan Webber will attest.
With the average size of barra in Awoonga Dam now nearing 1m in length, and plenty over the magic metre, Dean Silvester shares his tips for catching them.
Small boat fishing for marlin has never been more accessible, and today’s ALF guest Malcolm Munro is only too happy to share his tips for getting onto them.
Moreton Bay is a snapper fisho’s paradise, with quality snapper in very shallow water. Mike Connolly explains.
Chris Wright is a long time tournament angler and tackle industry personality who’s spent a ton of time bream fishing the East Gippsland area.
Don’t head out looking for nannygai without listening to these top tips from Nicko Fewtrell!
Murray Cod are suckers for a well presented swimbait, and Glen “Stewie” Stewart know just how to go about it!
Lake Fyans is a destination that offers redfin perch in both quantity and quality. Angus James explains his strategies.
Giant herring are an awesome sports fish, available to smart anglers in SEQ all year round, explains Peter Herbst
Squidding is a super popular pastime around Melbourne over the cooler months and Kosta Linardos’ tips will help make it even more productive and fun.
Coral trout from the shore? No problem! Today’s guest Andy Thomsen is happy share his secrets for targeting colourful, tasty fish from the stones.
Cobia are a tough species to find from a boat, let alone the shore. Goshie explains his strategies for consistently catching one of the more challenging LGB species.
Jason Wilhelm is a master of impoundment barramundi. In this episode he blows open some common myths and misconceptions and explains the strategies that brought him massive success.
Northern calamari are fun to target, visual and of course are a tasty form of fresh seafood. Guide Tri Ton shares tips for targeting them.
This bonus episode highlights simple things that all anglers should do to keep their reels in perfect working order for many years.
Don’t have a boat and fancy electronics but still want to catch metre cod? Andy McGovern reckons you can, no problem!
Lake Wivenhoe holds some horse bass – and the winter months are the best time to target them. Niki Sticklen knows the fish and the fishery and is happy to share what she knows.
Keen to target Aussie bass in Lake Macdonald? There’s no one better to show you how it’s done than local guide and tournament angler Callum Munroe!
Brisbane Waters offers some excellent flathead fishing within a stones throw of Sydney and today’s guest, local sport fishing guide Scotty Thorrington has been targeting them since the 80’s. Get some tips here!
The Hinchinbrook Channel is mangrove jack heaven, with it’s myriad of snaggy, jack infested waters. Ben Weston is a local fishing guide who loves targeting this species in the Hinchinbrook area.
Fishing the waterholes of Cape York’s Lakefield area is something very special, as Nigel Webster shares in today’s podcast episode!
Soft vibration baits are a versatile and deadly lure for targeting barramundi – but you have to know how to use them. In this episode, gun angler David Green gives some pro-tips for vibing barra.
Leslie Dam might not be the first location that springs to mind for cod enthusiasts, but that only because they don’t know about it!
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.
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.
One of Australia’s most successful tournament bream anglers over the past few years, Jamie McKeown lets us in on some secrets.
Redfin are everywhere throughout our southern freshwater systems. And while they may be a pest, they’re also a good fishing target and not bad on the plate, either!
If you’re going to take a feed of fish for the table, that’s fine. But do yourself a favour and experience just how good fish can taste!
Fishing for Tuskfish with lures on the flats? Why not? Tony Bygrave shares his tips for a very special type of fishing.
Greg Vinall shares five tips to try when you’re having a tough day on an estuary, whether you’re in northern or southern Australia.
Fishing for sooty grunter in Lake Julius? Gun local angler Aubrey Cormack
The Ecogear Aqua has been around for a few years now and is the new generation of unweighted topwater plastic for bream fishing in Australia.
Groote Eylandt is one of Australia’s fishing wonderlands – and one of the few places where sight casting to red emperor in crystal clear water is a thing.
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.
The Hawkesbury River system is a popular and productive jewfish spot that Kev Savvas has been fishing for decades. Some awesome tips shared in this episode!
Lucinda offer amazing fishing for a lot of species, but the mighty GT is high on the list for today’s guest, Brett Horne.
Just like the NT river systems, the Ord River in Western Australia’s Kimberly region also experiences a runoff barramundi opportunity – though Dick Pasfield reckons it can fish quite differently.
Perth is famous for it’s autumn run of monster Aussie salmon. Ben Svenson shares how we can get in on the action!
Lake Awoonga is a famous barra fishery, and local guide Justin Nye has them wired. In this episode he shares his tips for targeting these fish during the autumn months.
Lake Conjola is a top place to target trophy flathead, and todays guest is nailing them on his handmade glidebaits!
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.
Giant herring are an awesome sportfishing target and are more available around SE Queensland than most angler realise. Beau Rixon shares his tips for giant herring fishing in Episode 339.
Ballina is blessed with a couple of estuary systems that hold good stocks of flathead and fish well through the Autumn, as local angler Tony Riordan explains.
Mulloway fishing isn’t always about finding deep holes and bouncing bottom lures. Scotty Tarasenko consistently catches quality fish using surface lures over shallow flats.
The Goulburn River system holds some quality trout, both brown and rainbow. Armando Mercurio takes us there and shares his tips.
Hodgie is a celebrated and much loved Australian fishing personality who has become known for his jack fishing prowess since relocating to Townsville.
Lucinda is a fisho’s haven and Liam Fitzpatrick knows the area extremely well.
The Sunshine coast can be a top place to chase jacks….. but that doesn’t mean they’re easy! Luke Opelt fishes them often and fishes them hard, and in todays episode he shares his strategies.
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.
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.
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.
Cam Cronin is an obsessed Sydney jewfish on lures enthusiast, sponsored angler and walking jewfish encyclopaedia.
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.
The NSW South Coast boasts a myriad of estuaries, inlets, lakes and bays that hold quality bream. In Episode 318 Justine Tominey takes us bream fishing in her back yard.
Lake Macquarie flathead tagging icon Steve Norris shares some tips for bagging quality flathead in his home waters.
Do scents and attractants actually work? And if so, how, when and where? In this episode I explore the very conflicting information regarding the use of attractants on lures.
Scotto James escaped to the Apple Isle somer years ago and set about creating a line of tackle specifically for targeting bream with his outside of the box approaches.
The Bemm River system is a beautiful , natural river system in SE Victoria, and one that today’s guest, Byron Tea Hill loves to fish for both black and yellowfin bream.
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.
Fishing the coral flats for long-nosed emperor? Don’t miss this interview with Tyson Palmer as we explore the ways to target this species – and catch a bunch of other species along the way!
Lake Monduran barramundi fishing addict Will McNee shares his tips for targeting barra in what can at times be a very challenging lake!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lake Macquarie might be in close proximity to some pretty decent human populations, but it holds some quality jewfish, despite the fishing pressure, as Dan Guilfoyle explains!
ABT bream champ Jamie Mckeown shares his tips for smashing the bream in SEQ’s Pumicestone Passage!
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.
Big milestons are a time to reflect.
Maroon Dam is a complex fishery where so many different techniques and lures can be used effectively, explains todays podcast guest Charles West.
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.
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.
Once again we go searching for monster giant trevally, this time in the waters off Yeppoon and the Keppel Islands group with GT enthusiast Chris “Fezmond” Henry.
Catch and release is just the beginning od sustainability. In this episode of ALF Greg explains the other things we need to be aware of.
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!
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.
Coral trout are the reefs most attractive looking thugs. In episode 291 Townsville fishing personality Kyle Hennig gives us some insights to help us catch more coral trout on lures.
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.
Wyangala Dam is a great place to target Murray cod during the summer months, although the lures and techniques can vary slightly, explains Josh Kopp.
Dean Jackson of SCF Australia takes us in search of Mangrove jack in his home waters around the Sunshine Coast.
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.
Flathead are suckers for a well presented swimbait, and in Episode 286 Scott Amon explains his strategies for connecting the two in northern NSW.
Greg Vinall explains why as anglers if we want big fish and healthy fish stocks into the future we need to let the big ones go unharmed.
Not just a successful bream tournament angler, but one of Australia’s most creative lure makers. Steve Steer is the perfect guide to take us chasing Tassies black bream.
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.
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.
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.
Googong Dam holds some donkey yellowbelly that start coming on the chew in October. Local gun Romen Dicovski shares his tips for how to target them.
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.
Trout fishing in the Mersey River, Tasmania? Jenna Westwood shares all the info you’ll need
Lake Windamere is the undisputed home of oversized yellowbelly and todays guest is tournament yella enthusiast Josh Kopp, who knows plenty about this particular storage.
Casting big soft plastic glidebaits at trophy flathead is nothing new, but it’s certainly productive. In Episode 271 Scott Amon shares his best tips for this style of fishing!
Bream fishing masterclass! Gun Vic bream fisho Brett Geddes reckons that there are plenty of myths around this species and shares some unconventional tips that work for him.
Saratoga are Australia’s prehistoric northern freshwater sport fish and are a wonderful, visual topwater target. In Episode 269 Triggy shares some words of wisdom on finding and catching them.
For Australia’s east coast anglers, striped marlin are a great small boat billfish option. Todays guest, Jay Huxley is a master on the marlin and has some awesome tips to share with anyone hoping to tag a stripie!
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.
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!
Master lure fisho Tim Simpson shares some sage advice for those interested in targeting trophy bluewater species by trolling.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Leon Gaston has done pretty well on NSW Central Coast jewfish and in Episode 258 of the Podcast he shares his tips for others interested in doing the same thing!
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.
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.
Gladstone boasts numerous estuaries, creeks and inlets that are home to plenty of big, fat jacks. And Gladstone-based kayak angler Daniel Cook has a reputation for knowing how to tame them.
Here’s an episode I’ve waited a long time to bring to you guys! Kaj “Bushy” Busch talks Gippsland Lakes bream fishing and shares some wonderful insights and tips. Well worth the wait!
The tailor in St Georges basin are exceptional in size and in quantity, PLUS, they often come on the chew when other species are becoming less cooperative.
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.
Often underrated, tailor make for excellent sport on light gear as Vic anglers Ben and Tyler Hotchkin explain in this episode. We head off to Lake Tyers to see what the fuss is about!
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.
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.
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.
Lake Purrumbete is famous as a trout fishery, but also holds good quality and quantities of redfin. Mick Evans is a professional freshwater fishing guide in Victoria and shares his tips for redfin fishing in this episode.
Bass fishing in Lake Saint Clair has been kind to Matthew Langford. He’s performed consistently on this system and has won events there. Today he shares a few tips for others looking to do the same.
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.
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!
Snapper fishing in the Broughton Island area opens the opportunity for anglers to pick up some genuinely trophy sized fish. Today’s guest, “Scratchie” Thompson knows the Broughton Island snapper better than most and comes to the microphone to share his tips
Matt Cameron explains how he goes about finding quantities of trophy flathead in the shallows over the winter months.
The freshwater reaches of the Burdekin River offer some spectacular barramundi fishing over the cooler months, as our guest Nathan Kellet explains. We go through the when, the where and the how or targeting big Mundi in this interview.
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.
The Hinchinbrook area in Far North Queensland is mangrove jack fishing paradise! Local resident and jack obsessed lure fisho Arnie Joseph shares some great tips in Episode 234!
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!
The seemingly endless canals of the Gold Coast are a fertile bream fishing ground. Local tournament angler Stephen Maas shares a few of the tips that have put him on the podium during bream comps.
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.
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.
Samson fish are a serious reef thug that will test both the angler and the tackle. In this episode
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.
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!
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.
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.
Heading west of Townsville for a fish? Vinnie Versfeld reckons the sooty grunter fishing in those parts is awesome and in this episode he shares his tips for getting among this awesome sport fish.
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.
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.
Giant Trevally fishing is tough enough at the best of times, but practiced from the shore it has to qualify as an extreme form of angling. Jonny Brooks shares his insights.
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.
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.
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.
In the decade since the banning of commercial netting in Lake Macquarie, the jewfish fishery has jumped to new levels. Local guru Mark Williams shares his tips for targeting jewfish in Episode 209.
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.
St George’s Basin is one of the three trophy flathead fisheries in NSW and local flathead guru David Johnston has a pretty good handle on how to catch them. Listen in for David’s tips here!
Fish have more highly developed senses of smell and taste – and they use them more effectively than humans. Find out what we know as it applies to lure fishing!
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.
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.
Flathead fishing in winter? Flats guru Karl Attenborough explains his strategies for taking trophy flathead from ankle deep water in the dead of winter!
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!
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!
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!
Boondooma Dam is a fairly large expanse of water, but the tips and tricks shared by former ABT tournament angler Dylan Mott will help you find and target plenty of fish!
Gippsland is famous for its top notch bream fishing, but there are plenty of quality flathead to target too, as local fishing personality Brett Geddes shares in Episode 199.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
East Gippsland May have been ravaged by fire, but the resilient local community are springing back and the fishing has never been better. Mitch Chapman explains in this episode.
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.
As visual creatures, it’s natural for humans to assume that fish are also visual creatures. But actually, fish can find the smallest of lures in the darkest of conditions…… without needing to see a thing!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bream fishing the rocks and headlands along the NSW Mid North Coast? Bream guru Kris Hickson has you covered with tons of great tips.
Emerald angler Matt Hildebrandt reckons that saratoga fishing is all about sight fishing to spectacular surface predator, and in this episode shares his tips for getting amongst them!
Brassy Trevally are a hard fighting sport fish but can be pretty skittish in the clear shallow waters of Geraldton’s flats. Leigh Murdoch shares his tips for brassy Trevally fishing in his back yard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Gregory is a small irrigation storage in the Bundaberg area and holds a healthy stock of Australian bass, as local fishing identity and sponsored angler Jordan Stoddart explains……
The Bromby Islands are one of Australia’s least touch fishing destinations. In this episode Simmo shares his tips for targeting coral trout in this remote fishing dreamland.
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.
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!
Murray cod fishing in the Murrumbidgee River is a little tougher these days due to the drought, but as Victoria Cameron explains, there are still quality fish available for those who persevere.
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
Geraldton is home to some massive tailor and local fishing personality Ben Svenson has made some thing of a habit of targeting them from the shore on light tackle.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Threadfin salmon can be a challenging species, but Rockhampton fishing personality John Boon knows a thing or two about them and is happy to share his knowledge!
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!
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.
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.
Mangrove jack fishing is usually a heavy tackle, locked drag affair. But North Queensland angler Jimmy Falkenberg catches quality red dogs on 4lb string. In this episode he explains how.
The greater Sydney area has no shortage of prime calamari squid fishing options, explains local fishing journalist and sponsored angler Ben O’Brien. Find out more in this episode.
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!
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.
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.
The Dixon brothers have quickly developed a reputation for their ability to tackle some pretty amazing (and sizeable) fish from the rocks. In Episode 150 they share their tips for Spanish mackerel at Western Australia’s Dirk Harthog Island.
For southern anglers the mighty Australian salmon is a prime lure fishing target. SA fishing journalist and author Tom Tierney shares a few tips for salmon fishing in his corner of Australia.
Lake Mulwala is renowned for its quality cod fishing. In Episode 148, Thomas Pinter explains his strategies for targeting the big green fish in shallow water.
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.
UV Painted Lures? The gold standard in fish attracting technology, or just a gimmick? Greg “Doc Lures” Vinall looks past the marketing and picks apart some science to get at the facts.
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.
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.
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.
The Shoalhaven Estuary holds good stocks of quality estuary perch, and local fishing personality Anthony Kalsow explains exactly how to catch them!
Blue groper aren’t normally considered a prime lure fishing target, but Albany angler Gideon “Gido” Mettam abseils cliff faces to catch this species on lures! Extreme rock fishing at its best!
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.
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.
Fishing for mangrove jacks on Queensland’s Gold Coast is white knuckle, nail biting stuff, but local fishing identity John Costello knows more than just a few secrets for taming the red dogs!
Sand Flat Fishing Australia’s Karl Attenborough puts us in touch with NSW mid-north coast jewfish on lures in this exciting episode of the Australian Lure Fishing podcast.
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.
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.
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.
Serial podcast guest Brad Smith shares his tips for catching SE Queensland and Northern NSW whiting on surface lures on the flats.
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!
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.
The pelagic fishing gets hot in Sydney Harbour as he weather warms up. Local guide Craig McGill explains what to expect when targeting the speedsters in his back yard.
Brisbane offers some exciting threadfin salmon fishing, an local angler Nick Whyte will explain just how to go about catching them in this episode!
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.
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!
Double digit river trout fishing in Australia? Yep, it’s possible! Jamie Harris explains his tips and techniques for targeting the sea run browns of northern and western Tasmania.
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.
The Swan River has a big reputation as a bream fishery and local tournament angler Paul Burton does pretty well on them. In this episode Paul shares some tips for catching bream on Perth’s doorstep.
Baffle creek is mangrove jack heaven, their only real worry is Jason Medcalf! Fortunately for us Jase doesn’t mind spilling a few secrets 😉
Most anglers focus their yellowbelly efforts on storages, but the flowing waters have plenty to offer, with fish often less fussy and more aggressive. Stephen Booth explains.
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.
From tournament pros to guides and journalists, many of our top anglers have some secret hacks, tips and tricks for getting more from hard bodies lures. In this episode I discuss a few of them!
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.
Brisbane River jewfish on lures? In this episode Brisbane local gun Peter Herbst shares his tips and tricks for making it happen!
Topwater flathead pioneer Simon “Crossy” Cross shares some secrets and tells us exactly how to fish his “Crossfire” lures for maximum success on big dusky flathead.
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.
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.
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…..
The coral reef flats is a lucky dip of hard hitting predatory fish. Andrew “Sticks” Cole is one of a handful of anglers who have focused attention on one particular species the attractive and hard fighting Chinaman fish.
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.
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
When it comes to snapper fishing Moreton Bay has plenty to offer the small boat and kayak angler….. possibly even the land based fisher too, explains Peter Kaye
Gun fishing guide Dan Selby takes us back to the Hawksbury, this time in search of estuary perch. Dan shares his tips for finding and catching this extraordinary sport fish.
Botany Bay and Port Hacking offer lots of opportunities for the flathead enthusiast, as Gary Brown explains in episode 107.
Gold Coast fishing personality and flathead guru Dougie Burt shares some secrets for flathead fishing on the coast during spring.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Simpson is something of an Australian Game Fishing guru, and in this episode shares with us his tips for targeting yellowfin tuna in the waters around Sydney,
Kingfish are a tough competitor at the best of times, but from a kayak? Spooled Magazines Rob Maya explains his strategies for targeting hoodlums from the skinny boat.
For Warrnambool angler and fishing writer Mark Gercovich winter is the time to go off in search of brown trout in the Merri and Hopkins River systems. Join us as Mark explains his tips for these systems.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Nigel Webster takes us snapper fishing in his backyard – Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Find out some great new techniques for nailing quality snapper on light tackle in deep water.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Spanish mackerel and big, fast, aggressive and acrobatic. In this episode Kyle Hennig takes us in search of one of his favourite target species around Townsville.
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.
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.
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.
Ever dreamed of zapping across the ditch and dabbling in the largemouth bass tournament fishing scene? If so, Tony Neal may have just the opportunity you’re looking for!
The Manning River system is a productive jewfish destination. Local angler, jewie specialists and Youtuber Adam Maddalena explains his strategies for tangling with a few of these elusive fish.
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.
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.
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.
Winter snapper between the skyscrapers in Melbourne? Yep, you read it right. Top angler Paul Malov lifts the lid on the fishing opportunity that’s been hiding under the noses of Melbourne anglers for years.
Southern Bluefin Tuna have become a genuine target for recreational anglers over the past decade. South West Victorian angler Luke Smith explains how to target this species in his backyard.
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.
Fishing personality Jason Medcalf takes us into his own back yard and explains the myriad of winter fishing options in Baffle Creek, central Queensland.
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.
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.
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!
Todd Riches takes some time to explain his strategies for nailing bream along the rock walls at Forster (or any other rock walls in the country)!
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!
Taree Fishing personality and tournament bream champ Kris Hickson takes us into his backyard to explain the tackle, lures and techniques needed to extract stonker bream from the Oyster Racks at Forster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lure colours appear different under water than at the surface. Greg Vinall explains why fish see colours differently than we might think.
What colours can fish see? What colours can’t they see? And how can we ever know until we find a talking fish? Find out in this podcast!
Don’t chase large mouth nannygai around Cardwell without listening to this advice from Ryan Moody.
The Noosa River system offer amazing opportunities for both boat and land based lure fishermen. In Episode 53 long-time Noosa guide, celebrity angler and chef Phippsy share a ton of great tips for getting amongst them
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!
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.
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.
The northern Australian saratoga differ a little from those further south. Angling personality Jo Starling explains how to target them at one of the premier ‘toga fishing destinations, Corroboree Billabong
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.
The tailor fishing on Queenslands Fraser Island is nothing short of legendary. In this episode Sammy Hitzke get’s us set up and well informed to take advantage of these awesome fish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Shore-based fishing for spangled emperor along the beaches near Exmouth is exhilarating. Steve Riley explains his strategies for getting onto a few fish.
The Glenelg River system offer superb lure fishing for mulloway, as renowned Victorian angler and journalist Mark Gerkovich explains. You’ll love his advice on the lures to use, too!
Lake Windamere has a reputation as a hotspot for oversized yellowbelly. And who better to explain how to catch them than Windamere Golden Classic Winner Dave Welfare?
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.
The Fitzroy basin is the native homeland of the Saratoga, and Fitzroy toga enthusiast Nathan Johnston know exactly how to target them. In this episode he explains exactly how he goes about it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Most lures these days contain rattles intended to increase their ability to attract fish. But do they really work? Sound is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood factors affecting the way that fish perceive your lures.
The Fitzroy River can fish extremely well for metre plus king threadfin salmon. Listen to this podcast to hear legend John Haenke explain how it’s done!
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.
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.
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.
Impoundment Barramundi can be frustrating at times, but in this episode Mackay Angler Luke Galea explains how anglers can hook this awesome fish in Kinchant Dam – all year round!
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!
Jewfish (mulloway) are one of the more challenging targets for southern estuary lure fishers. In this episode Mick Leavey from Yamba explains how to go about catching this enigmatic species.
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.
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.
The NT runoff offers legendary fishing. And in Episode 20, legendary angler Alex Julius joins us to talk about how to experience the best that the runoff has to offer.
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,
Mangrove Jack are legendary for their speed, power and aggressive nature. Gold Coast jack guru Mick Horn shares his secrets for targeting this tough sporting species.
Whiting are a surprise package and a surprisingly good lure fishing target. Scott Amon gives up his secrets for catching whiting on lures – from tackle to the “secret techniques”.
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.
Giant Trevally (GT) are certainly one tough customer. In this episode Townsville guide and fishing presenter Vinnie Versfeld explains how to tempt and then tame this awesome species.
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.
Tasmania is famous for its Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing – and local fishing legend Stu Nichols knows better than most how to pick up a trophy fish. In this episode he tells us exactly how to go about it.
Redfin Perch are often overlooked as a sports fish, but as WA fishing guru Frank Prokop explains, the humble redfin offers anglers a challenge as well as a tasty feed.
Sydney produces some excellent black marlin fishing in the months from December to April. Tim Simpson walks us through what we need to know to get in on the billfish action!
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.
Sometimes the trick to catching Moreton Bay’s speedster longtail tuna is to slow things down a touch, as Nabeel Issa explains.
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.
Andy Thomsen explains his strategy for finding, targeting and catching the fabulous sooty grunter of central and north Queensland’s freshwater rivers.
Small flathead are pretty easy to catch, but those monster lizards are a bit trickier. In this podcast Starlo shares what he’s learned about targeting mega flathead on our east coast.
South Western Victoria’s resident kingfish population are moody and challenging. Scott Gray unloads the secrets of kingfish fishing in his backyard.
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.
The Clarence River is a legendary bream fishing haunt and Darren “Dizzy” Borg is well known for his ability to nail them. Find out more in this episode!
Robbie Alexander walks us through the key secrets to catching Murray Cod in Ovens River in Central Victoria from tackle to lures and technique.