Stradbroke Island Light Tackle Marlin Fun Jan 2013

05 January 2013 Categories: Trips

With the amazing Black Marlin season continuing off the SE Queensland coastline this gives me a great opportunity to take many fishos out who haven’t caught these spectacular fish and enjoy a great day of light tackle black marlin fishing. This trip I had BushnBeach magazine editor Ben Collins and good mate Mike Viner on [...]

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Stradbroke Island Black Marlin & Wahoo – My Partners First -Dec 2012

15 December 2012 Categories: Trips

Living in Brisbane and fishing areas up along the coastline such as Double Island Point, Fraser Island Bundaberg and 1770 takes a fair amount of effort and requires a minimum of at least two days to complete a trip. All my trips in these areas require overnighters in sometimes less then favourable conditions so you [...]

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Breaksea Black Marlin Madness & 17kg Red – Nov 2012

30 November 2012 Categories: Trips

With plans in mind of making a future DVD for the Breaksea/top end of Fraser region I decided when the weather allows I would head up and get the ball rolling asap. Well recently that finally happened and we departed from Hervey Bay and had a beautiful run up the inside of Fraser Island with [...]

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Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic July 2012

30 July 2012 Categories: Trips

With the Toyota Fraser Island fishing comp no longer running the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic has fast become its replacement. It attracts a huge number of fishermen who fish from the beach and boats and most importantly aims at giving a great family environment so the kids can enjoy it also. Although I have [...]

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VMR Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic June 2012 – Lady Elliot to the Breaksea Spit – Winning Snapper

21 June 2012 Categories: Trips

For many years I had been wanting to compete in the Bundaberg Family fishing classic but finding the time had been an issue in the past so this year we committed ourselves to do it with no excuses. The weather leading up to the classic was fantastic but was predicted to get ugly Saturday lunch [...]

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Full moon Reds, snapper, jacks plus more wide of Fraser Island. Underwater pics included – May 2012

16 May 2012 Categories: Trips

It was late afternoon and we were arrived at our first fishing spot NE of the wide bar bay with the sun going down over the horizon and a big bright moon quickly rising to the east. Generally I find the fishing pretty quiet during the day light hours on or around the full moon [...]

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Double Island Point fires in close and underwater filming begins down deep

29 February 2012 Categories: Trips

As we put the boat in the water at the Tin Can Bay boat ramp I couldn’t help but be disappointed as the tree’s buckled over with a strong SE wind blowing. The weather prediction was for 10-15 knots of SE wind but observations were showing 20-25 knots at Double Island Point so I knew [...]

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Offshore Fraser and Double Island Point with Greg Lamprecht Jan 2012- by Eddie Jebreen

10 January 2012 Categories: Trips

I was lucky enough to be able to accept an invitation from Greg to fish with him for reds in and around Double Island Point and offshore of Fraser Island. The crew for this trip was going to be Greg, his old man Terry, Rob (Macca) McNamara and myself. I’ve been on fishing trips with [...]

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Quick Troll off Straddie to end 2011

10 January 2012 Categories: Trips

When the water starts warming up I love nothing more than heading out off Brisbane for a day of trolling. It’s relaxing, close to home and often gives me an opportunity to take people out who aren’t hardcore fisherman which is something I can’t do on my full on overnight reef trips. I have spent [...]

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Big red emperor fun off Double Island Point/Fraser Island…sounder shots included – Nov 2011

03 November 2011 Categories: Trips

some of the less qaulity pics below were snap shots taken off the cam recorder which reduces resolution and clarity. We headed out the wide bay bar with flat sea’s and stopped about 20km out to try jig some bait and to float some baits down on isolated reefs surrounding the area.  This accounted for [...]

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Breaksea Spit & Northern Fraser Island offshore action Oct 2011

27 October 2011 Categories: Trips

After some great success fishing the top end of Fraser Island and the Breaksea Spit over the past year or so I couldn’t help but feel the urge to hit the area again when the weather allowed. Due to the large distances required to fish these areas you really need exceptional weather to get there [...]

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Part 1 – Offshore Kurrimine Beach North QLD Aug 2011

26 October 2011 Categories: Trips

I like nothing more then taking a couple weeks off work every year to enjoy a hardcore fishing holiday. Each year we tend to try a different location and this has led to some great experiences in areas around Lucinda NQ, Stanage bay, 1770 and Fraser Island. This year we opted for another location and [...]

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Part 2 – Offshore Kurrimine Beach North QLD Aug 2011

26 October 2011 Categories: Trips

This article I will continue on with part 2 of our Kurrimine Beach NQ trip adventures and share some more memorable experiences.  I finished off last month’s article with a great overnight trip wide of Kurrimine beach that saw us catch just about every tropical reef species known to man. After heading in and cleaning [...]

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Offshore 1770 Fitzroy, Sykes & Broomfield reef May 2011

26 October 2011 Categories: Trips

After six and a half hours drive north of Brisbane we arrived at 1770 and slipped the boat in to the water ready for a couple days fishing. We headed in the direction of Fitzroy reef with fantastic conditions and the weather forecast for the next two days was for it to get even better. [...]

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Breaksea Spit Fraser Island Feb 2011- Article by Heath Zygnerski BushnBeach magazine writer

25 October 2011 Categories: Trips

It was Friday afternoon at about lunchtime and I was contemplating what I might get up to over the weekend. I was just about to check out the weather when my phone rang. On answering I was greeted by Greg Lamprecht and we had a bit of a chat about what was biting. I was [...]

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Big Moreton Bay Cobia Oct 2010

24 October 2011 Categories: Trips

Every now and again I don’t mind fishing Moreton Bay and the area around the top of Moreton Island for Cobia. It’s close to home and means you use very little fuel and fish gentleman’s hours. Another bonus is that I can take people fishing who aren’t fishing fanatics and would struggle to even consider [...]

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Part 1 – Two weeks of wicked offshore fishing Fraser Island Sept 2010

24 October 2011 Categories: Trips

Part 1 Fraser Island is well known for it’s natural beauty, pristine beaches and fantastic fishing both on the beach and offshore. When it comes to offshore fishing from Fraser Island most people think of two things. Great fishing and a logistical nightmare. Planing a trip to Fraser Island isn’t an easy task especially when [...]

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Part 2 – Two weeks of wicked offshore fishing Fraser Island Sept 2010

24 October 2011 Categories: Trips

This article we continue on through our great Fraser Island trip and experience some more mind blowing action. I finished off the last article with a newly found spot that produced some quality fish including some nice reds to 13kg. We headed back to Waddy Point after that session but felt this spot had some [...]

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Red Emperor & mixed bag out from Rainbow Beach on full moon eclipse July 2010

19 October 2011 Categories: Trips

I often get asked what moon phase is best for fishing off Fraser Island/ Double Island Point. After many years of fishing this area it’s hard to give a definitive answer on the trends that I have experienced. Just when you think you have worked it out, bang you experience totally the opposite and you’re [...]

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Mixed bag wide of DI/Fraser June 2010

19 October 2011 Categories: Trips

Well it’s that time of the year again where the Westerly’s have begun to make an appearance and the water temps have started to plummet. The weather has been up and down with most of the ups occurring during the weekdays before blowing just in time for the weekends. As most would be well aware [...]

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Sensational Red Emperor fishing out from the wide bay bar Rainbow Beach Feb 2010

17 October 2011 Categories: Trips

I have experienced a couple more fishing trips off DI/Fraser lately and had some great results. Unfortunately with one of the trips we experienced extremely strong currents making the wider grounds completely un fishable and a complete waste of time. I found an isolated rock on the way out which was about 50km North of [...]

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Good Red Emperor and mixed reef fish wide of Fraser and Double Island Point Dec 2009

15 October 2011 Categories: Trips

As I headed for the Wide Bay Bar I couldn’t help but feel excited about fishing my favourite fishing grounds off Double Island Point and Fraser Island. Due to the weather and lack of time over the past year or so I haven’t spent as much time off DI as I normally would. In saying [...]

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Western Breaksea spit, Lady Elliot Is & Lady Musgrave Is trip from 1770 Nov 2009

15 October 2011 Categories: Trips

As many know trying to organize holidays around the weather gods is a near impossible mission but sometimes you can be lucky enough to jag good conditions to make a trip possible. Unfortunately the weather prediction looked pretty ordinary for DI trip so a last minute call was made to head for 1770. With the [...]

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Big Red Emperor madness western breaksea spit Fraser Is Aug 2009

15 October 2011 Categories: Trips

As we arrived into Bundaberg and made our way to Burnett heads the presence of thick fog was a sure indication that light winds were in order. A couple hours sleep and at 3am we were on our way towards the western side of the break sea spit well nw of Fraser Island. This would [...]

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3 trips wide of Fraser Island Island catching Red Emperor early 2009

14 October 2011 Categories: Trips

1st Trip I have done a few trips over the past few months or so with majority off them out from Fraser Island in a new area I found during last years Fraser Island Comp. It was a relatively flat area with an isolated rock about 5mtrs high with a good abundance of fish life [...]

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Fraser Island toyota fishing comp 2008

14 October 2011 Categories: Trips

The 25th Toyota Fraser Island Fishing Expo was once again a huge success and although the weather was pretty ordinary to say the least most enjoyed their stay. It was a huge effort to finish off the new boat well enough to take to Fraser and we were still working on it the afternoon before [...]

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1770 Feb 2008 “rubble reds”

14 October 2011 Categories: Trips

With large swells causing havoc on the SE Queensland bars and the wind prediction also looking a little ordinary you start to feel a little disheartened but I was determined to have a fish and looking further up the coastline forecasts showed a quickly decreasing swell and light winds so a last minute decision was [...]

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Fraser Island Toyota fishing comp 2007

14 October 2011 Categories: Trips

The 24th Toyota Fraser Island fishing expo was huge success with the 1500 entries filled and well over 300 boats making the journey. The weather gods put on some fantastic weather before and during the comp, which saw many burn up loads of fuel and bait while the opportunity was available. This year we stayed [...]

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1770 Sept 2007 Big Reds

13 October 2011 Categories: Trips

With the weather good and some spare time up my sleeve I loaded the boat and headed for 1770. This was the first time we had fished out from 1770 so it was really looking like a lot of time would be needed to sound around and get a good feel of the place. I’m [...]

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Offshore Barwon Banks, Hards & Double Island Point 2007

10 October 2011 Categories: Trips

The wind had backed off to 10-15 knots so we made a call late friday afternoon to go for a run in foxy’s 7m Dominator Cat. We left Mooloolaba in the middle of the night with Foxy’s Dad Milton and Swano on board with the idea of an exploratory run from the northern Barwon banks [...]

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Offshore Fraser Island 2006 “Where to search”

10 October 2011 Categories: Trips

What was originally going to be a week away with the family soon become two weeks after I was offered the use of the campsite and boat of the boys I drove the boat for during one of the Fraser Island fishing competitions. I headed up one week earlier then planed to fish offshore with [...]

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Double Island Point Red Emperor mayhem 18.1kg beast Aug 05

09 October 2011 Categories: Trips

This time of year there is good numbers of snapper around in close and this is usually the target species for us but when you have extremely light winds and flat seas it’s hard to pass up a chance of heading wider and chasing the beautiful Red Emperor. With the boat loaded with plenty of [...]

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Red Emperor a plenty wide of Double Island Point June 05

08 October 2011 Categories: Trips

The weather has been patchy of late and the bayside of DI Point has been a real pain to launch and retrieve the boat over the past few months with very little protection due to massive amounts of sand being washed away through out the corner of the bayside making the launch/retrieve only possible near [...]

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Double Island Point close in reefs fire April 2005

07 October 2011 Categories: Trips

Well we haven’t seen too many weekends that fall into those small windows of good weather of late. The weekends that have been close to fishable were a little rough and only allowed us to fish the close in grounds, which this time of year isn’t a bad idea with the pelagic fish usually becoming [...]

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