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Live Baiting for Estuary Jewfish


I distinctly remember being a young teenager, struggling to catch my first Jewfish (also known as Mulloway) and being totally confused by the amount of information (or is that dis-information?) available regarding how to catch these wonderful fish. Consistently catching Jewfish is in itself a fairly easy task once you’ve managed to get your local…

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Bouncing Off Sydney


Regular trips drifting between 40 and 60 meters off Sydney has resulted in great afternoons of fishing for Flathead. Putting in early preparation in terms of rigging means that we can punch out to our marks through the week, even after work. It has become so productive that even fishing for only an hour before…

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Mr. Kingfish


Salty dogs boys have been hard at it over the past few weeks with new additions to their fleet. A fortnight ago we were able to go out in search of Kingfish in and around Long Reef off Sydney. Here is the results of our days work and the reason for our success. Kingfish are an aggressive predator who stalk…

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Tuna Bound


The northern migration of Bluefin comes and goes before you know it; you have to be prepared to drop everything and get on the water or else you will miss your opportunity. The phenomenon occurs annually off Sydney during June/July, depending on the currents and water patterns. During and either side of the Bluefin tuna…

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Illusive Marlin


Recently, the crew from Salty Dogs have spent a considerable amount of time chasing the pinnacle of game fishing species… Marlin. We have utilised a variety of techniques that have aided in our success. More often than not, using common sense and what we know about catching other species is a crucial element to the…

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Deep Dropping Tips


There are a number of ways to fish deep water for bottom dwelling fish species, manually or electronically. Personally, I think that if you are attempting this style of fishing regularly it is worth purchasing an electronic reel. It is extremely exhausting to haul your catch up from depths of half a kilometre. The electronic…

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Gamakatsu Hooks – Sleek, Robust and Reliable


Sleek, robust and reliable… the expressions which illustrate Gamakatsu hooks best and depict the characteristics which have enabled them to assist me with my greatest captures to date. Prior to Gamakatsu I resorted to many different brands, usually procrastinating with one before experiencing failure and moving on to the next. It was a few years…

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Gamakatsu Octopus hooks


We had some champagne fishing south of Adelaide where the snapper were on the chew. Bait is best in this area and to perfectly rig a strip bait you can’t go past the Gamakatsu 4/0 octopus twin hook rig bought off the shelf. If you prefer, buy the value bulk pack of 4/0s and make…

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In-line Single Hooks for Tricky Trout


Despite living in Darwin I was fortunate enough to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes while in New Zealand recently, spinning for trout in small crystal clear mountain streams. This reinforced childhood lessons learnt when fishing the small New England streams of Northern NSW on stealth and finesse lure presentations. I am still amazed…

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New Release: Gamakatsu Sabiki Rigs


Sabiki Rigs — S150, SS203, S523 Gamakatsu introduces three new versions of the popular Sabiki Rigs, the multi-hook tool to catch a whole school of live bait at once. Each hook is rigged with an extremely durable, high grade latex attractant that mimic small bait and prawns as the angler twitches and jerks — to…

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