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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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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…
 
Bream are a wonderful lure fishing target, being plentiful and accessible enough that most Aussie coastal dwellers can find them, but challenging enough that you'll never get bored. Hobie World's Bream Champ Andrew Death has a strong track record on the bream and in todays episode shares some tips for catching them in his own back yard - Botany Bay…
 
With spring upon us, over the next couple of months many people will be headed off to try their luck at new fishing destinations. Heading for a new spot is always filled with excitement and anticipation, but it can also be very challenging to find and figure out fish in a short timeframe. Today I’m running through a few tools, tips and tricks that …
 
Snapper fishing is a very popular pursuit for NSW mid-north coast anglers, particularly during the spring months when the fish tend to move up into shallower water and feed on the inshore relf systems. Local fishing gun Liam Williams was born and bred on the mid north coast and targets a lot of different species, but snapper on lures is something h…
 
If 2020-21 results are anything to go by, Blake O'Grady is definitely one of the rising stars of the tournament bream circuit. Having moved to Brisbane in the past 12 months, not to mention becoming Samaki Bream 2021 Open Champion was a pretty good sign that Blake would have some amazing tips for Aussie bream enthusiasts. He didn't disappoint......…
 
In recent years the yellowfin tuna fishery off the NSW south coast has bounced back from bare existence to eclipsing the peaks of the heady eighties. With this revival has come a new and exciting opportunity - casting topwater lures at surface feeding monsters! Over the past 4-5 years our guest for this episode, Simon Pender, has been amongst them,…
 
The Parramatta River system might be one of the most highly urbanised waterways in Australia, but that doesn't mean it can't fish well! Todays Guest George Anasta has been nailing Parramatta kingfish from boat, kayak and shore for decades. Fortunately he loves a chat and isn't shy about sharing some pearls of wisdom with ALF listeners. ____________…
 
In today's episode we explore a style of fishing that can be very effective in extracting large barra where virtually no other technique will work. David is a fishing writer who has been using this approach for years, has written numerous articles and has taken barra to 130cm (and lost bigger) from his 3m kayak! ______________________ Want more inf…
 
Somerset is a great place to fish for bass at any time of year, but over the spring period the fish congregate in numbers in the main basin and feed aggressively. Tournament bass fisho and tackle trade insider Mitch Petty has been fishing this impoundment for years and happily shares some of his learnings in today's episode. _______________________…
 
The myriad of smaller, lesser known impoundments in the Snowy's are accessible, visually spectacular and very fishy. Brendon Spicer shares some tips for fishing them, as well as a couple of the better known River systems (once the season opens) for brown and rainbow trout. __________________________ Finding the ALF Podcast useful? Please consider s…
 
Spring is an awesome time to target impoundment bass. Quality fish utilise all of the available habitat and can be targeted anywhere from the shallow edges of the lake to the deeper weedbed margins and pelagic zones. Stuart Kenny cut his teeth on Lake St Clair Bass and is happy to share what he's learned from numerous trips to the system. _________…
 
As northern Australia heads towards the buildup to the wet season some extraordinary fishing opportunities start to emerge. For Groote Eylandters, targeting sailfish is just one such opportunity. Our guest today, Bomber Farrell, shares his tips for for catching these stunning, fast, hard-fighting gamefish in his home waters. _______________________…
 
Today's ALF guest has accomplished the unthinkable - a 60kg PLUS topwater GT right on Brisbane's doorstep. Anthony Cass is definitely a quiet achiever who has amassed plenty of skills and knowledge that can help the ALF audience to improve their results on giant trevally! ________________________ In the ALF Plus edition of this interview Anthony an…
 
Gun central Queensland angler Jason Medcalf has been a topwater fishing addict forever but over the past 12 months has set himself the goal of fishing only topwater, all year round. In today's ALF episode I talk to Jason about his results, what he's learned and how we can all improve our results on surface lures. _______________________ The "ALF Pl…
 
Every seasoned angler knows that having the right tackle and techniques is half the battle, no matter where you’re fishing and what species your’e chasing. Gun fisho Mark Bantich has a habit of being at the cutting edge when it comes to pushing tackle and techniques, and today he talks about how he uses extra long rods when shore based fishing to t…
 
The Goulburn River system offers Victorian anglers outstanding trout fishing within a short drive of Melbourne, with fish available in both quantity and quality. One angler who targets them hard is Hookedup Magazine publisher Kosta Linardos - and today he shares his trout fishing tips with the ALF audience. __________________________ Australian Lur…
 
Weipa is an amazing fishing destination for a massive range of species from fingermark to billfish, but none are more popular than the iconic barramundi. Todays guest is "Notso" Bright, who has a decade or so of guiding experience out of Weipa in his own business and for another operators. This was one very cool conversation. ______________________…
 
The humble redfin is a popular target among Australia's inland anglers, and Canberra-based Ganesh Suppiah loves to target them land-based or from a kayak in the smaller ponds and waterways in his home town. _______________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast? There's over 400 episodes available for free, but even more fishing resources for those who s…
 
John is a Ballina based angler who has been fishing the Richmond River system for 25 years and mainly on lures for the past 15 years. He loves his jewfish and spends plenty of time and effort getting them wired. _________________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast? Please consider supporting the show and getting some members only fishing resources by…
 
The NSW Central Coast is jewfish heaven and the Hunter River system is no exception, holding plenty of quality fish. Today's Guest, JJ Edwards, targets jewies under lights at night using handmade swimbaits. He doesn't fish the usual "jewfish tides" either..... in fact, this whole interview is pretty much outside of the box! ________________________…
 
Spring is the time when the cod season closes, the water starts to warm and the yellowbelly come on the chew. Lake Hume may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think yellowbelly fishing, but it's a well kept secret among locals, including today's guest, Jake Hill. This young bloke find good numbers and good quality yellowbelly …
 
The NSW South Coast port of Wollongong offers some amazing fishing for tons of great species, but with their speed and raw pulling power kingfish have to be among the most exciting options. Vicki Lear is a south coast NSW based fisho, writer and sponsored angler who does pretty well on the kings and doesn't mind sharing a tip or two. ______________…
 
Kangaroo Island is South Australia's hidden fishing gem, with pristine micro estuaries that produce quality black bream. SA Bream fishing personality Alex Williams does pretty well on KI bream, and in todays ALF episode he shares his tips for how you and I can do the same! ____________________ Enjoying the ALF Podcast? That's great! Why not support…
 
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