Fly fishing Lake Macquarie

All anglers have a home water. A special place full of fishing memories. A place where the water and the fish and the wildlife are familiar to them. A place where they feel at home. My home water is Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie is big – really big. Big enough to be the largest saltwater... Continue Reading →

Fly fishing Narrabeen Lake

Narrabeen Lake (also known as Narrabeen Lagoon) is a coastal lagoon located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The lake has a reasonable population of bream, flathead, whiting and mullet. It also produces healthy number of donuts – for me anyway, when I have a fly rod in my hand. So it was with an element of... Continue Reading →

Fishing for rock blackfish

You can tell when an angler hooks a decent rock blackfish. Their rod bends double and they begin a strange sort of dance routine on the ocean rocks - there's a little bit of tap, lots of leg bending, a few side shuffles and a touch of arm twirling. One thing's for sure, all of... Continue Reading →

A tip for the loyal angler

Every angler remembers their first piscatorial kiss. How with trembling hands they reeled in, far too quickly, and with none of the showmanship they’ve since developed, but somehow managed to yank that fish onto the bank without the slightest idea of what to do next. That was their first, the popping of their piscatorial cherry,... Continue Reading →

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