Author: Peter Hollingsworth

This is a question I have dwelt on a lot. I used to scoff at those fishos with an overflowing garage of fishing tackle. I thought myself above it. I thought those anglers were overthinking things, dragging so much tackle out on the water I...

Amberjacks become the catch of choice as soon as December rolls around. The fishos in the Sunshine Coast grab their tackle and head for the reefs to make the most of the warm weather Amberjack run. These fish can get pretty agro, this makes soft...

No conditions test a fisho's spirit more than the cold darkness of winter nights. Going home empty-handed after spending all night casting into the murky drink is enough to make anyone question their love for the sport. It is the bountiful supply of fish during these...

Nicknamed the "Trout of the Tropics," Tarpon are a favourite among fishos for their strong fight and abundance in our northern waterways. Barra fishos have long been taking Tarpon as a by-catch but more anglers are starting to try their hand at targeting Tarpon in...

The rocky outcrops that litter the Australian coastline are goldmines for predatory species. The rocks provide shelter from the current and are home to a wide variety of prey species for our fish. The rocks around New South Wales are ideal Australian Salmon hunting grounds,...

As we say goodbye to summer and the colder months descend on the southern hemisphere, the natural response from many fishos is to put the rod away in storage and wait for warmer climes. Northern hemisphere anglers would scoff at this. We are blessed in...

Organisation has never been my strong suit. My tackle box looked like a bomb had hit it. After every fishing trip, my rods were unceremoniously dumped in my closet. When I was on the water and needed to find something in my tackle box, it...

Everyone knows a wide variety bream species flock to structure like moths round a flame. Getting out in the estuaries and hitting piers, jetties, fallen trees and just about any snags you can find is the best way to take bream. It is hardly surprising....

We are often told to stop thinking like an angler and start thinking like a fish to maximise our catch rates. But you can't really think like a fish until you truly understand how external factors affect their behaviour. This is apparent with most species of...

With seasickness already a factor to contend with, giving your crew and everyone else on board food poisoning out at sea would be a truly abhorrent fate. Similarly, if you are sailing a charter for days or weeks, provisioning the boat so you have enough...