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Three times per week Australia's most successful lure fishermen share their secrets for catching Australia's iconic sports species. The Australian Lure Fishing Podcast (ALF) is on a mission to help everyday fishermen experience better fishing than they could ever have imagined. Host Greg "Doc Lures" Vinall hand picks the cream of Aussie fishermen and presses them to give up the tips that matter. It's no fluff, no nonsense, top notch fishing info. Stuff you can put into action and get immedia ...
 
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The Wet Tropics Region (Far North Queensland) is probably best known for giant black marlin or amazing reef fishing - but for those in the know the barramundi fishing can be pretty damn good too. Long-time local guide Will Pritchard is an estuary specialist, with many of his clients keen to target the iconic barra. In todays episode Will explains h…
 
The Connors and Funnel Creek systems are magical places to visit if southern saratoga are on your "must-do" list. Gary Fitz is a high profile lure fisher and grew up fishing these systems for the mighty 'toga. Today he shares his advice for getting among them. ___________________________ Enjoy the ALF Podcast and want more? We've just added weekly …
 
George has been lure fishing the Parramatta River and Sydney Harbour for jewfish (and other species) for 22 years. A former Daiwa employee, he started running land-based guided fishing tours of these waterways during the corona virus outbreak and his limited tours have delighted clients with some good catches of quality jewfish, kingfish and other …
 
I've talked before about the merits of fishing with lures at night and some things that anglers can do to make lure casting after dark more successful. In todays episode I recap some of those previous tips and then talk more specifically about the lures and techniques that can work in Australian estuaries after dark. Full show notes are available a…
 
The Williams is a small system in the Hunter region that boasts very diverse habitats and good stocks of quality bass. Our guest today, Joel Cook, has been fishing this system since he was old enough to ride his bike to the river and knows better than most how to consistently catch good numbers of decent quality bass. ________________________ Keen …
 
Peter Pakula is a genuine legend of the bluewater fishing scene and a man full of surprises. For example, he shared that these days he'd probably rather be flicking flies than bluewater trolling. Nonetheless, he's famous for being at the cutting edge of bluewater trolling lures design and has a string of tournament wins, awards and other success fa…
 
Ever fancied the idea of kayaking or boating to remote, isolated tropical islands, plucking at will some amazing species like coral trout, sweetlip and GT's from the crystal clear waters and feasting on fresh seafood on the white sandy shores? I've just described what Andy Thomsen is famous for, and in today's ALF episode he shares tips for others …
 
Clarrie Hall Dam is a small impoundment in Northern New South Wales that fishes well for quality Australian Bass. Simon Fitzpatrick runs Northern Rivers Sport Fishing and is well acquainted with the Clarrie Hall bass population on lure and fly. He shares his tips in todays episode!By Greg "Doc Lures" Vinall
 
We'd all love to have a massive tackle collection (and many of us do). But choosing lures and other tackle that are versatile means we get more value from our investment. Plus, if we're travelling and are limited by space or weight, a handful of outfits with some thoughtfully chosen lures could mean the difference between the trip of a lifetime and…
 
I've been hinting for a while that there are some exciting changes planned for the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast from episode 500 onwards...... want to know what they are? In the New Years Eve edition of ALF I share some thoughts on some of the new directions the podcast will soon be taking. As always, listener feedback is always appreciated!…
 
Over the past few days I've been reflecting on things I can do to improve my fishing in 2022. Parting with some hard-earned cash to load up on the latest and greatest lures didn't top the list. Instead I came to the realisation that anything I do to improve my casting would also seriously improve my fishing. I'm not a terrible caster (well, sometim…
 
Many ALF listeners love their land-based fishing, so in today's episode gun Townsville angler and repeat ALF podcast guest Vinnie Versfeld shares his tips for sight casting to a ton of different species on the flats. From barra to queenies, jacks and the bread and butter species, Vinnie takes us through what we need to know about chasing tropical f…
 
I may not be the most sensitive new-age sort of bloke, but over the years I've learned a few strategies that have definitely shortened the odds of surviving Christmas and coming out of the other end in good mental health - hopefully with some new tackle. I share a few of these tips in today's light-hearted Christmas Eve episode of the Australian Lu…
 
Lenthall's Dam is a small water body that's only a few hours drive north of Brisbane, but offers some spectacular opportunities to tangle with quality barra that are nearing the magic metre mark. Luke Opelt fishes the system regularly and gets some great results - which is why we're talking to him today! ________________________ Are you enjoying th…
 
Cameron Harlen-Roberston is a young angler who bats well above the average when it comes to targeting jewfish land-based on lures. Given the amazing success he's enjoyed from the rock walls, I thought it was worth finding out what new tricks this old dog might be able to learn from a rising young gun. I wasn't disappointed. ________________________…
 
The Condamine River system is a smallish Murray Cod fishery that gets impacted by agricultural practices. It still holds still plenty of 80-90cm fish to keep land-based and kayak anglers interested though, and Morgan Taylor explains how to go about targeting them. ____________________ Lend us a hand? By joining our Team Doc Lures community you show…
 
The Curdies River in Southwest Victoria is a relatively small bream river that punches well above its weight in terms of the quality and quantity of black bream available. Tournament bream gun Declan Betts lives quite close to the Curdies system and has some awesome tips for fooling its wily inhabitants. ________________________ Enjoying the ALF Po…
 
Mulloway fishers are notoriously secretive around southern Australia, but fortunately Casey George has stepped up to lend a hand to Melbourne Mulloway enthusiasts. He's been consistent on the mulloway in the Patterson system for some years and has plenty of great advice for ALF listeners. ___________________________ There's more to this episode! In…
 
Despite massive fishing pressure, Moreton Bay remains a highly productive fishery, with snapper being one of the most popular targets. Few anglers target them by trolling hard bodies though, which is exactly why today's interview with George Mole piqued my interest. George consistently gets quality reds using this technique and today shares his exp…
 
I reckon there are 2 big mistakes that people make when it comes to finding fish. One is they place too much faith in marks and waypoints without giving it much thought. The other is they use sonar to prospect large areas rather than narrowing it down first. In this episode I go through some strategies for eliminating dead water and focusing your e…
 
The Bemm River is firing after having been rested for a couple of seasons as a a result of Covid lockdowns and bushfires. One angler who is set to take advantage is Gippsland tournament fisher Ruth Beeby. In today's episode Ruth shares her tips for summertime breaming in the Bemm. __________________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast but want a littl…
 
Lake Eildon has the reputation of holding some massive Murray cod - but not always being the easiest place to catch them. Today's guest Kate Norman has been kicking goals though, with 5 metre plus fish to her name in the past 6 weeks alone. I decided it was time to get Kate on the show and find out what she's been doing right! ____________________ …
 
Which are best, wooden hard bodied lures, or plastic ones? Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and both can be deadly on fish of all kinds. I've made wooden lures for 40 years but wouldn't be without plastic lures, too. So if you've never used a timber lure, maybe it's time to see what the fuss is about! ___________________________ For Te…
 
Caitlin Berecry is a "Women In Rec Fishing Network" leader and is consistently successful on Murray cod both land and kayak based from the Campaspe and the Loddon river systems. In today's episode Caitlin shares her tips for cod fishing success! ________________________ This is a "Plus" episode of the ALF podcast, so there's an extended version wit…
 
The shallow water snapper fishery around Newcastle to Port Stephens can be exceptional, and yet most anglers struggle to catch snapper from the wash and tend to head for deeper water. Dan Hutchinson has been lure fishing for these beats for 20 years and has plenty of great advice to share. ________________________ Find this ALF Episode useful? Then…
 
The Nambucca, Macleay and Hastings River systems hold good numbers of trevally all year round - with multiple species on offer and some pretty hectic action at times. David Irvine loves to target these feisty sportfish on very light gear and a range of small lures. _________________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast? Please show your support by join…
 
Gun bream tournament angler Glenn Allen reckons there's some amazing fishing to be had throwing lures around the rocky ledges of the central NSW. Stonker bream edge up onto ledges that are dry at low tide to feed aggressively in just inches of water. With Glenn's techniques anyone can get in on the action! _______________________ Please lend the AL…
 
Bream are everywhere in Sydney Harbour, in all types of structure and every nook and cranny. Youtube fishing influencer Shroom has been targeting harbour bream land based and on lures for over a decade and he reckons they can be taken in pretty much any conditions, with a little experience. ______________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast? Then why …
 
Hello everyone, this is a special episode of the ALF podcast, because I'm asking for your help. Right now NSW anglers have the opportunity to voice their support for a slot size limit of Dusky Flathead (36-70cm) and for a bag limit reduction from 10 to 5 fish. Please listen to this episode to find out why this is so important - then go the NSW Fish…
 
Largemouth nannygai are a favourite target of north Australian anglers, and seriously big nannies are highly prized. North Queensland sportfishing guide Ben Weston has a knack for finding the trophy fish and shares a few of his top tips in today's episode of the ALF Podcast ____________________ The "Plus" edition of today's episode includes detaile…
 
The Berkeley River is a remote and extremely beautiful system in the far north of Western Australia. On offer are unique opportunities to target masses of mangrove jacks nestled into crevices where the impressive sandstone cliffs of the gorge meet the water. Dick Pasfield has fished the Berkeley system on multiple occasions and knows the jacks very…
 
The Australian Lure Fishing Podcast will soon celebrate 500 episodes - a number that isn't just a milestone, it's also an inflexion point that will see a ramping up of the ALF Podcast with exciting new formats. In this chat Greg shares some thoughts about where it's all headed and invites fishing brands to get involved. https://doclures.com/500-alf…
 
Deep, slow jigging in 400 metres plus of water on very light line could be one of the final frontiers in lure fishing. It's challenging, frustrating, exciting and downright fun all at the same time. Jim Potts has been making forays into the world of slow jigging in very deep water and today shares his learnings with the ALF audience. ______________…
 
For Melbournites, the return to some of the pre-covid freedoms couldn't some at a better time. It's snapper season in Port Phillip Bay and there are plenty of options for targeting them on lures over the coming few months. Repeat ALF guest Kosta Linardos knows PPB like the back of his hand and today runs us through what we need to know to connect w…
 
Ever since Hodgie came onto the podcast to share his tips for mangrove jack fishing I've had requests to get him back for some Murray cod action! After all, cod are what started Hodgies career as a fishing TV host, writer and speaker. So here it is! Hodgie takes us to the town of Berri, on the South Australian arm of the Murray River in pursuit of …
 
Whether you fish for bream or barra and anything in between, soft plastic lures can be a deadly option at times. In today's episode I take the opportunity to talk through a few details of how I use soft plastic lures, not so much in terms of species and techniques, but a few "hacks" that can help get results wherever you fish. We'll cover repairing…
 
King George Whiting occasionally turn up as a very welcome bycatch in the bags of southern lure fishers targeting bream, flathead and other bread and butter species, but until recent years they have been considered a genuine lure fishing prospect. Tasmanian young gun Jarvis Wall is one of a handful of anglers who are rewriting the rules on KGW, con…
 
With it's masses of estuaries, tidal creeks, coastal mangroves and inshore islands, Gladstone is mangrove jack city! Bryce Rodgers grew up fishing the Gladstone area before moving away and taking a break from fishing. Since returning to the Gladstone area Bryce has picked up the rod again and over the past couple of years has been smashing the jack…
 
Early summer is the time when NSW central coast anglers begin to see consistent shows of striped marlin, with the black marlin also starting to show up later in the summer. Scotty Thorrington had been a marlin enthusiast for many decades and a sportfishing charter operator from the central coast for almost as long. In today's episode he shares tips…
 
Corroboree Billabong is famous for its saratoga fishing and the species is generally fairly easily found in the billabong. They're not too difficult to tempt with a lure, either - but getting a solid hookset and extracting a fish is something altogether different. Today's guest, Leila Bartolo has something of a reputation for taming Corroboree 'tog…
 
Albert Park Lake is a truly urban setting, fringed by manicured parklands and surrounded on four sides by suburbia. Despite that, it's well stocked with yellowbelly, estuary perch and trout, and offers a unique and very accessible fishery. Andrew Foudoulis has used Melbourne's protracted lockdowns to explore and understand the yellowbelly in APL an…
 
What could possibly be better than trudging into pristine, remote wilderness rainforest and casting lures at spectacular, aggressive and super photogenic Jungle Perch? Can't think of anything? You need to catch this interview with North Queensland angler and JP enthusiast Kyle Wright! Kyle shares his tips for targeting jungle perch around the Ingha…
 
Lee Rayner reckons the humble estuary perch is southern Australia's answer to the barramundi. Aggressive, hard fighting and suckers for a wide range of well presented lures, it's hard not to like EP's. Sure, they might not reach the massive size that barramundi attain, but on light gear these fish will surprise you with speed and power. ___________…
 
Cania Dam is a spectacular fishery nestled away in the Cania National Park, central Queensland and stocked with bass and saratoga. Today's guest John Noble is tournament angler who has been fishing Cania for years, but has been doing so consistently for the past 3-4 years. He's found such consistency on the bass that he now offers a guiding service…
 
The Brisbane River is famous for its healthy population of large threadfin salmon (king threadfin) that exhibit the unusual trait for this species of surface feeding on prawns and baitfish. But whilst the majority of anglers focus their efforts under lights around the city reaches of the river, Joshua Charles gets consistent results further upstrea…
 
Jeff Wilton has been getting to know the Hinchinbrook mangrove jack population for about 14 years. He's turned skip casting soft plastic lures deep into gnarly mangrove country into something of an art form and consistently extracts quality jacks on light gear. ___________________________ Want some pro tips on skip casting and targeting jacks deep …
 
Tasmania is famed for being a prime trout fishing destination and the spring months are when post-spawn fish are re-conditioning and feeding hard. There are both river and lake fishing options available to lure tossers in Tassie's north and today's guest Steve Steer shares some awesome tips for both styles of trout fishing! ________________________…
 
The spectacular fishing around East Arnhem Land is possibly one of Australia's worst-kept secrets. Fortunately the rugged remoteness keeps much of it out of reach and is a large part of the reason why the fishing is so good. In today's episode we head into Blue Mud Bay with Groote Eylandt fishing personality Bomber Farrell and fish the headlands, f…
 
With the water now well and truly warming many Gold Coast anglers are focussing their attention on the pontoons and man-made structures. This time of year is when the mangrove jack start to fire and the action will be thick and fast. Alex Watson is obsessed with targeting mangrove jacks around pontoons and has put in countless hours into getting th…
 
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