This 'best of' DVD is the first in a series of info on recreational fishing. It’s a must have for anyone fishing impoundments for native fish - it covers lures, soft plastics spinnerbaits and fly. The techniques shown here can be applied to fishing for native species in impoundments anywhere in Australia.
BORUMBA BASS & SARATOGA
- Shannon Watson, Carl Jocumsen & Matt Anderson
The guys visit Borumba Dam in south eastern Queensland on an overcast winter's day and prove that it's possible to catch chunky bass and thick-shouldered saratoga on spinnerbaits, even in cool water that's been discoloured by recent heavy rains. This segment provides an advanced lesson in modern spinnerbait techniques!
- Shannon Watson & Carl Jocumsen
Shannon and Carl enjoy a red hot Murray cod and golden perch bite at structure-studded Copeton Dam in the New England region of NSW while casting big spinnerbaits. Fishing for our unique freshwater natives doesn't get much better than this!
GLENBAWN BASS PRO TIPS
- Dean Sylvester
It's not every day you get to watch over the shoulder of a highly successful bass tournament pro as he makes his minute-by-minute tackle and technique selection decisions and tweaks the many complex variables that can spell the difference between success and failure on a pressured bass impoundment like Lake Glenbawn in the Hunter Valley of NSW. Join gun tournament angler Dean Sylvester as he does exactly that, catching a string of chunky, hard-fighting Aussie bass in the process!
- Peter Morse and Andrew Grabham
Peter Morse targets the feisty Australian Bass on a picturesque impoundment with lightweight fly rods and surface flies. The strikes caught on film are explosive. Heaps of great information for those just starting their journey into the exciting world of fly fishing, and action to satisfy the hard bitten enthusiast
HOOKING IN AT WINDAMERE
- Steve Starling & Dan Power
Even when it's shut down and the fishing is extra tough, Lake Windamere in NSW remains a great golden perch fishery. Starlo shows how to crack a pattern on this dam, and reinforces the importance of using the sharpest hooks possible.
MIXED SPECIES SPINNERBAITING
- Will Lee & Robbie Wells
Fishing for native fish species in man-made dams or impoundments can be a real challenge, especially if it's your first time. With a variety of scenarios ranging from deep water drop-offs to bank-side shallows and sunken timber to choose from, and a range of different species to consider, where do you begin? Will and Robbie offer some very practical tips to get you started, and all with just one type of lure: The super effective spinnerbait. After seeing this segment, we bet you won't go fishing without one of these fabulous lures!
- Trent Short and Dave Young
Trent and Dave take us to the very "heartland" of south eastern Queensland's prolific impoundment bass fishery: mighty Lake Somerset, situated on the upper Brisbane River about 100 km from the state capital's busy CBD. Here they demonstrate a deadly technique for finding and catching big, schooling Australian bass in our dams. Pin-pointing the fish with their depth sounder, the guys hold position above them using a bow-mounted electric motor before presenting tail spinners vertically to the suspended fish. This is the very essence of productive still-water bass fishing, and 10 minutes spent watching these pros at work will teach you more than a year on the water fishing on your own!
- Matt Langford and Kiel Czislowski
Catching golden perch or yellowbelly in our outback dams during the cooler months of the year can be a challenge, especially on lures. But as Matt and Kiel prove in this great segment, if the fish are there, they can usually be caught! Success might depend on trying a range of different lures and varying your presentation strategies, but if you stick with it, you should eventually crack a pattern and potentially enjoy the sort of red-letter day that the guys did!
MULWALA MURRAY COD
- Peta Walter & Roger Miles
Lake Mulwala, on the mighty Murray River, is the home to a healthy population of Australia's largest native freshwater fish; the legendary Murray Cod. Finding cod in this expansive body of water can be a daunting challenge... and landing a big one amongst all that drowned timber is even tougher!