Fishing Trip
Love fishing? Australians are blessed with endless options for fishing locations. With over sixty thousand kilometers of coastline and over 4000 marine species, this nation is a fishing haven. Some fish species are unique to this region, as the Australian salmon, for instance.

Grab those fishing rods and hop on a boat to the Top End to catch some barramundi or into the Tasmanian rivers for trout. The variety of landscapes and species is a unique adventure to explore.


Organizing a family fishing trip will turn out to be one of the most memorable moments one can share with their dear ones. People recollect these fond memories even after years have gone by since their last trip. So, one can either make a whole weekend of it by staying at a riverside inn or opt for a day trip. Whatever it is, plan a few fun activities that all members will enjoy.

If the children in the family are older, a hunting trip can accompany all the fishing. Spend some time relaxing on the boat, eating the fresh fish at a lodge with other families. Check out the fascinating nature trails nearby. And do not forget to carry your swimwear to take a dip in the fresh waters whenever you want a break from fishing.

One can even arrange a potluck dinner by letting the families bring their delicacies made with the fresh catch. Explore interesting local dishes and learn them to try at leisure.

Now for the techniques involved in fishing. Follow the steps below to catch fish in the ideal way. Different procedures apply to specific kinds of fish. So for reference, these are steps to hook a Bass. These are the most commonly found fish in Australian waters.


Bass are generally found in freshwater basins and coastal rivers. One can fish for it anywhere from Queensland to Victoria. Anglers go for more finesse by targeting these fishes with light lines.

Remember when fishing on a boat to use the electric motor to remain as far from the fishes as possible. This trick helps the bite go a bit longer.

During the daytime, Bass tend to stay around structures in the water. So, one should focus their efforts around these areas. Apply stealth techniques as much as possible and use fish light. Releasing a fish into the water might spook the whole school. So have a live-well handy and release them later. Although, remember to stick to the legal bag limits. Fisheries officers will conduct checks.


Australian Bass tend to inhabit the coastal rivers’ upper reaches. It is found in the lakes between Sunshine Coast in Queensland to the Wilsons Promontory. They spend most of the time in the freshwaters. However, they move into the estuaries during winters to breed.

They are stocked for different purposes in impoundments. When looking for Bass, look for fallen trees, thick vegetation, rocks, and deep pools adjacent to the deep edge.


The main ways include:
  • Throw the fishing rods with sub-surface lures in and around structures in the water.
  • Surface lures
  • Present live baits by having a live-well.
One can catch Bass using a variety of techniques, although luring them is the most enjoyable. Be it targeting by boat or by foot, remember to approach these fishes with stealth and focus around structures.

Stay at casting distance and cast towards that fallen tree or rock and work the lure away from it. If the fish hooks, go hard at the line keeping the head moving forward.


Follow these tips for a fun-filled family fishing expedition.

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