- MICRO-JIGGING MAYHEM - JUNGLE PERCH - TEASING QUEENFISH
- ALBANY SQUID - DEEP SECRETS - BALLOONING THE BEACH - FLY FISHING FOR JACKS
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Fishing DownUnder #42 is jam-packed with action, information, tips, destinations and product reviews... and you don't have to read it! In just over two hours of spectacular, high-definition vision, this broadcast-quality "DVD Magazine" brings it all to your lounge room, den, holiday house, offi ce or laptop computer - whenever and wherever YOU choose to view! Watch it all, from start to finish, or choose the stories and segments you like most, then view them over and over, at your leisure. Re-wind, slow mo', freeze frame and fast-forward to all the juicy bits...
See below for details about the stories appearing on the FDVD#42
The Starlings are at it again, this time trying their hand at micro-jigging with small metal lures in the hard-fished offshore waters of south eastern Queensland. Starlo and Jo were blown away by the incredible effectiveness of these deceptively simple little lures and the tackle system that has evolved for presenting them, and lost count of the number and variety of fish landed. Whether you’ve tried it yet or are still planning to, you’ll definitely want to watch this segment, as it’s loaded with tips on how to optimise your results using this exciting new angling strategy.
Jungle perch or rocky flagtail are one of Australia’s most unique and fascinating native fish species. Junglies also live in an incredibly beautiful part of the country: the gin-clear, rainforest streams of far north Queensland. Sadly, their range and abundance has been dramatically reduced since European settlement. However, if you’re willing to do the hard yards and hike back into some pristine headwaters, there’s still some world-class catch-and-release fishing on offer for this iconic freshwater target, as well as the other varieties of sportfish it shares its wild domain with.
At times when fish are shut down, and there is no obvious feeding activity, using hookless poppers with long casts can stir up some action, and draw pelagic fish like queenfish into fly casting range. Peter and John demonstrate the art of teasing these wonderful sportfish into close range, changing what was a very quiet day into a memorable action packed sequence of explosive strikes and hook-ups.
Squid fishing has grown enormously in popularity here in Australia over the past couple of decades, thanks in no small part to the evolution of highly sophisticated and life-like squid jigs produced by premium Japanese tackle manufacturers. These days, some devotees fish for squid almost exclusively. Even if you’re not quite that committed to your modern day “egging” (as squidding is known in Japan), we guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two from this informative story, and the wonderful underwater footage it contains of squid actually hitting jigs... Brilliant stuff!
As the guys so aptly demonstrate, fishing on our deeper tropical and sub-tropical reefs using a combination of soft plastics, flasher rigs and natural baits can be an incredibly effective strategy for catching a broad range of delicious and hard-fighting demersal species. However, fishing deep carries its own unique responsibilities in terms of sustainability and equitable resource sharing. Pressure-related barotrauma can be a real killer for many species. This thought-provoking story looks at that important issue from several angles.
Sending a well-rigged bait skipping, leaping, dancing and dipping out across the ocean’s surface behind a helium-filled balloon riding on the wind has developed into a deadly strategy for targeting big fish, especially along our wild west coast. In this highly informative segment, ballooning expert Paul Willis shows exactly how to execute this technique from a windswept ocean beach, but it can be just as applicable from the rocks or a man-made jetty when the wind direction is favourable… Watch and learn!