Australia

Australia is amongst the largest fishing zones in the world, extending 200 nautical miles out to sea. Recreational fishing is Australia’s biggest sport and leisure activity with around 5 million recreational fishers. 

Australia’s fisheries export species such as lobsters, prawn, tuna, salmon and abalone.

Fishing on the Gold Coast
May 2020

John Eichelsheim discusses how to make the most of the fishing opportunities on the Gold Coast, Australia.... Read More >

Fishing in Cairns: Chasing big black marlin
February 2020

Keen Kiwi angler Tim Tasman-Jones has fished the inner structures of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to almost the Torres Strait, catching giant trevally, spanish... Read More >

Marlin fishing in Australia
March 2019

Writer Shane Hartstone says although we consider Australians the enemy when their Wallabies play the All Blacks, deep down we respect how passionate they are about... Read More >

Winter spearfishing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Who can blame writer Darren Shields for wanting to return to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef when he gets results like these?... Read More >

Fishing new species in Exmouth Australia
February 2019

When travelling overseas to fish, most anglers are looking forward to catching new species – and if they happen to be big, too, so much the... Read More >

Great Barrier Reef fishing
October 2018

As an 18-year-old game-fishing deckhand in the Bay of Islands, the famed giant black marlin grounds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef were a dream destination for... Read More >

Exmouth - Western Australia
August 2018

Sooner or later, most keen anglers will get invited, instigate, or join a group travelling to a distant location to fish for exotic fish. In recent... Read More >

Fishing in NSW

Keen Kiwi angler Carl Muir recently went across the ditch, where he spent some time with a bunch of mates who lived, ate and dreamed angling…... Read More >

Fishing in Western Australia
June 2001

Stu Cawker and Bill Hohepa travel Western Australia, meeting some interesting characters and experiencing phenominal fishing along the way.... Read More >

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Barramundi on the fly by Ron Giles
June 1999

‘Daintree Dave Fishing Expeditions’ proclaimed the sign by the ferry landing on the Daintree River in Northern Queensland. I made a mental note to remember that... Read More >

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Latest Articles

Hooks for Trout Fishing
February 2023

When Greg Morton goes trout fishing, the main purpose is to catch fish. To achieve this, he needs hook-ups that stick; the phrase, “well hooked” sums... Read More >

Prawn & Sweet Potato Fritters
February 2023

Bea Bagnall shares a recipe for prawn and sweet potato fritters... Read More >

Lure Fishing Options
January 2023

If, 30 years ago, Grant Dixon could have fast-forwarded three decades and checked out the contents of his current tackle bag, the response would have been,... Read More >

The 2023 Great Tradie Fish Off is Back!
January 2023

Trade against trade, company against company, mate again mate – it’s time to prove you’re the best at what truly matters: catching fish.... Read More >

Export Competition 2022-2023 Quarterly Update
January 2023

One lucky angler will win the Export Fishing Competition major prize at the end of the 2022-2023 season, and it’s as simple as entering one eligible... Read More >