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 →

Fly fishing Port Stephens

Port Stephens, less than three hours north of Sydney, is a rewarding spot for fly fishermen happy to wade the flats and fish breakwalls during the cooler months. Catching my first luderick on fly was a priority for this trip. They're a favourite of mine and I've spent 30 happy years pursuing them from the... Continue Reading →

Stopping the clock

Time loses you in the wilderness. Time as we know it, at least. The time that fragments your day into a series of frantic tasks – children, employment, housework, admin, technology, set your alarm and do it again tomorrow. But not in the wild. Out here, you swap your watch for nature’s timeless timepiece, no... Continue Reading →

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