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 . 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 […]

Southport Tasmania – Beautiful location with amazing fishing.

Southport , Tasmania

At the end of the Huon Highway, south of Hobart is the tiny village of southport. Southport has a very long concrete jetty that is used by a lot of the lobster industry boats to offload their catch. The jetty runs out in Deephole Bay for about 250metres and offers […]

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 ( ). 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 […]

Most recreational anglers are true conservationists.

Over the fifty or more years I have fished, I truly believe that most recreational fishers are true conservationists. Let’s be real here, it is very rare that anyone bags out on a particular species these days. In fact, the new rules for bag limits, myself and the other tragics […]

Dusky Flathead on the Clarence River.

As usual the Fishing Tragics were on another Pilgrimage to the Clarence River, Iluka, northern NSW. It was as usual, a beautiful week in late July. We have found that the weather seems to be the most stable at this time of the year. And contrary to the locals information, […]

Which is the best Soft Plastic?

Over the years I have seen and used many soft plastics. Some with success and many with little or no success. So what is the best soft plastic? I can say that I  have a few that are my go too lures. I have tried literally hundreds of them and […]