South Coast Exploration – Part 3 Huskisson and Currambene Creek.

Continuing on with the exploration stopped in at the local tackle store, JB Lures, Nowra Street, Huskisson. This is just up the road from the co-op and the owner and his son were busy making lures for the local marlin fishers. Check out their website at http://www.jbmarlinlures.com . They were great to […]

South Coast Exploration – Part 2. Jervis Bay & Moona Moona Creek.

Second day of the exploration of the New South Wales South Coast some cloud and a bit of wind, but what an area to explore. Decided to head over from Sanctuary Point to have a look at the Jervis Bay and Huskisson area. First stop was the main beach on the […]

South Coast Exploration -Part 1 St Georges Basin

As a retired gentleman with time on my side and a passion for fishing, it was time to explore the south coast of New South Wales. So after a little bit of planning and a long hard look at google maps, I decided to leave the Hunter and venture south. […]

Shallow water fishing – You can catch more fish

Shallow Water Fishing

The Tragics are devotees of shallow water fishing. We fish the estuaries from Lake Macquarie to Jumpinpin in Queensland.  In all those estuaries, we have proven that fishing the shallow water flats is far more productive than chasing fish in the deeper water. Yes there are times when it is […]

Taste of Huon – A must if you are in Tasmania

Pig and Fig, Huon Taste Festival, Tasmania

If you are ever in Tasmania during March, a must is the Taste of Huon festival. The festival runs in March each year , usually on the second weekend. ‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 25th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts […]

Redfin (English Perch) Plague, pest or a nice fish to eat.

Tasmania Redfin

  Recently , The Padawan, of the Fishing Tragics,  was on holiday in Tasmania, he just happened to have packed a spin rod and reel. Of course there are so many nice steams, rivers and brooks as part of inland Tassie, that throwing a lure just seemed the right thing […]

Wooden boats – Craftsmen in Tassie keep the dream alive.

Wooden Boat, Huon Valley

In Franklin, Tasmania, which is on the banks of the Huon River, is the Wooden Boat Centre ( http://www.woodenboatcentre.com/) . At theWooden Boat Centre you can see the craftsmen at work and have a great tour, where they show you all aspects of the complete process of making a wooden […]

Fishing Gear Test : Gliss fishing line.

Eager to try any new product that will help with my fishing experience, I recently purchased some 8lb Gliss line from Anglers Warehouse (https://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/ ). The manufacturers World Fishing Tackle describe gliss as it looks like mono but has exceptional diameter-to-breaking strength ratios and has three times less stretch than […]