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

Staying Warm in Winter
June 2022

Steve Dickinson spoke to a range of cold weather experts – fishermen, search and rescue, alpine guides and ski patrol – and shares their input on... Read More >

Voluntary HFO Work Can Lead to a New Career
June 2022

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ national network of Honorary Fishery Officers (HFOs) are among the thousands of volunteers being honoured as part of National Volunteers Week... Read More >

Bow Vs. Kingi
June 2022

"It all started 10 years ago. I was taking a casual walk around Pandora Pond when I spotted some big kingfish swimming around below the walkway.... Read More >

Vanuatu: The Real Fishing Deal
June 2022

“If I were to die and go to fishing heaven, I think I would suddenly find myself in Vanuatu” writes Grant Dixon, who has enjoyed many... Read More >

Edge Fishing Tackle Talk Q & A
June 2022

The team behind popular fishing brand EDGE design and test heaps of new items of gear each year. As soon as the conditions are right, they’re... Read More >