Category Archives: Fishing on Holidays

A section for those who are angling for tips and the latest news on where the fish are biting.

5 key tips when fishing with children

Guest blogger, managing director of CH Smith Marine, and former president of the Boating Industry Association, Rod Smith, gives his expert opinion on having a safe and fun adventure when fishing with children.

Fishing requires preparation, patience, and concentration at the best of times. So you can imagine that by bringing children into the mix, it’s suddenly a whole new ball game!

But this shouldn’t deter you from introducing your child to such a wonderful pastime – fishing teaches kids many important skills and is a great way to bond with your little ones.

Simply follow these tips for fishing with kids and your child will be hooked in no time.

Father and children fishing in the lake
Fishing is a great activity for bonding with your children.

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Get hooked on fishing in Airlie Beach

Experienced angler Matt Tuffy provides us with his thoughts about fishing in and around Airlie Beach following a stay at BIG4 Airlie Cove Resort and Caravan Park.

Paradise to look at, paradise to fish at – welcome to Airlie Beach and the wider Whitsundays region. On my recent travels there I was lucky enough to organise to fish the Whitsunday Islands with a local. We took his boat out to Hook Island and caught a wide variety of reef species, including coral trout and red emperor. The weather was perfect for fishing and we enjoyed truly magnificent scenery.

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Fishing deserves plenty of Ayr time

Experienced angler Matt Tuffy gives us the inside running for fishing in and around Ayr after his recent stay at BIG4 Ayr Silver Link Caravan Village.

During my travels to Ayr, I organised to liaise with fellow fishing journalist Cliff Mann, who’s fished in the area for more than a decade. While trips to both saltwater and freshwater were productive, it was the freshwater of the Burdekin system that really stood out. I had never targeted the native fish, sooty grunters, and was amazed at their aggression and willingness to take lures. We caught dozens of them, and I even managed a nice barramundi and tarpon as a bycatch. However, it was a stark reminder of how dangerous the water can be when bull sharks attacked our hooked fish in two feet of crystal clear freshwater.

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Local knowledge is the key to successful fishing in Innisfail

We grab the thoughts of experienced angler Matt Tuffy who hooked onto local advice for fishing in and around Innisfail while staying at BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park.

You can’t beat local knowledge. It’s a cliché but it’s so true. I reaped the benefits of this during a recent stay at BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park. And by passing these thoughts on to you, it will hopefully increase your chances of landing a catch when you’re fishing in Innisfail and surrounds.

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The Northern Rivers area is an angler’s paradise

As the team at BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park will tell you, the Northern Rivers sub-region is home to some of the best river and surf fishing in New South Wales. Take advantage of the team’s local knowledge to help increase your chances of catching dinner when you’re on holidays in Ballina. Here’s the late mail…

Fishing in and around Ballina provides plenty of appeal for all anglers.
Fishing in and around Ballina provides plenty of appeal for all anglers.

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