- PLASTICS ON NORTHERN REEFS - SILVER BRAWLERS - RIVER KING REDFIN -
- FLY FISHING THE BURDEKIN - WINTER WHITING - F - SOMERSET BASS - WINTER YELLOWBELLY
Reading a great fishing magazine can sometimes be the next best thing to actually going fishing... But here's something even BETTER than a printed magazine!
Fishing DownUnder #38 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#38
PLASTICS ON NORTHERN REEFS
- Dan Kaggelis and Dave Redsell
Bouncing modern soft plastic lures on our tropical and sub-tropical coral reefs is an incredibly exciting and productive fishing method, as Dan and Dave demonstrate in this great piece. The boys catch a range of highly desirable species, including the mighty black jewfish or northern mulloway, while also passing on a host of invaluable tips and clues about gear selection, techniques and when to fish that will definitely improve your catch results, wherever you use soft plastics, and whatever species you chase... Don't miss this one!
- Andrew Badullovich and Mark Berg
Silver trevally or "blurters" are one of the great, unsung hero fish of our southern, temperate estuaries and inshore waters. Great looking, hard fighting and surprisingly tasty on the plate, silver trevally really do tick all the right boxes for being a premier sportfish. And, as the guys demonstrate, they're not particularly hard to find or catch, especially when you're using modern finesse tackle and sophisticated soft plastic lures. We guarantee you'll learn lots from watching this one, and that your casting arm will begin to quiver in anticipation of mixing it with a few brawling silvers!
RIVER KING REDFIN
- Peta Haenke and Don "Chappy" Lawson
Peta joins lure making and cod fishing legend, Don "Chappy" Lawson, in the New England region of northern NSW to chase a few feisty and very tasty redfin perch. Peta and Chappy demonstrate how to use Chappy's great Lawson River King hard-bodied lures to target these jumbo perch on the troll, after first locating their schools using a depth sounder, and Chappy also shares a few of his lure-crafting tips. As well as introducing you to one of the great characters of Aussie fishing, this segment is sure to teach you a thing or two about targeting the delicious "reddie"!
FLY FISHING THE BURDEKIN
- Peter Morse, Vinnie Versfeld and the Cooper Family
Peter and Vinnie visit the Cooper family at Bivouac Junction, on the upper Burdekin River in central north Queensland, to chase hard-fighting sooty grunter on light, trout-weight fly gear... And find a river alive with fish! As a bonus, they also encounter the beautiful and intriguing small-headed grunter: a native species endemic to this sparsely-populated and wonderfully unique part of the world. We'll be very surprised if this one doesn't make you want to pack up the car and hit the highway immediately, bound for Bivouac Junction and some rod-bending adventures in Burdekin country!
Winter or diver whiting are incredibly prolific in many south eastern Queensland waters during the cooler months of the year and while small, they are abundant, willing and very tasty! As Sid and his grandsons show in this wonderful segment, catching winter whiting isn't difficult, making it a wonderful pastime for families and junior anglers, and providing delicious meals of freshly-caught seafood.
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!