Not a lot of anglers look forward to winter in Cairns. The daylight hours are shorter, it can blow to unfishable strengths for months at a time, barra and jacks go on a diet and it’s bitterly cold. Ok I made that last one up. It does though bring one redeeming feature, as this is when the small black marlin come to town.
The Bunker Group is the beginning of The Great Barrier Reef and also happens to be the closest major coral reef system to the mainland in Qld making it a popular destination for the offshore fisherman from as far south as Brisbane, some six hours drive away.
It doesn’t take long to learn that a Stejcraft review means an awesome experience on the water and the 610 and 640 Monaco models lived up to that expectation. Both boats were immaculately presented and both gained a lot of public attention at the ramp before and after the review.
There is one species that sits way up above any other in the saltwater fly fishers wish list – the bonefish. The author has caught them before but this time he headed out in search of Bonefish Nirvana and reckons that he may just have found it! Let’s wade the vast coral flats of this mid-Pacific paradise and see what he’s raving about.
The crew at Ocearch have been generating some cool data on shark movements in QLD.
Following an east coast expedition back in 2015, the team have followed some big beasts with some incredible distances travelled.
It's funny how time plays tricks on our memory, as my earliest recollection of Woodgate Beach was riding in the family’s XC Falcon, on a day trip that seemed to take forever to get there, a quick swim and chips on the beach, and the trip home also took an eternity.