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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 inaugural Brooke Lowther Flattie Bash is happening this weekend 24-25 October..... and what a fun event it promises to be! $150K in prizes with the proceeds to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you’re a Gold Coast, Brisbane or Northern NSW fisher you’d be made not to join the fun, get some fishing in and support an important fun…
 
Tasmania’s bream fishery is legendary. Who wouldn’t want to target big, fat, blue nosed bruisers on light tackle in clear water? Today’s Australian Lure Fishing Podcast episode focuses on the estuaries of north-eastern Tasmania and features local fishing personality, tournament angler and tackle identity Steve Steer. Team Doc Lures: Looking for eve…
 
The humble carp is much maligned and often overlooked as a sport fish. But as today’s ALF guest eludes, this is a fish that can be challenging to hook, a handful to play on light tackle and a great training opportunity. Wayne Dubois takes us in search of carp in his home waters around the South-central NSW area, but points out that the techniques w…
 
During the warmer months the Brisbane River offer two distinctly different threadfin salmon fishing experiences. The Port of Brisbane offers vertical fishing in 10-12m of water during daylight, while further upstream it’s very effective fishing close to the water surface at night under the many artificial lights. Our guest Reece Thomas demystifies …
 
Hinze Dam is a spectacular impoundment on the Gold Coast Hinterland and a wonderful fishery containing quality bass. BUT, it does have the reputation of being a difficult fishery to figure out. Kane Rowsell has been targeting Hinze Bass a couple of times a week for around five years and has some awesome tips to help us all do better on this storage…
 
The Shoalhaven River is a wonderful bass fishery located within easy access of Sydney. This system hold both quantities and quality Australian bass particularly feisty during the spring months when they are recovering from spawning and making their way back up river. Sydney angler and fishing journalist Ben O’Brien joins the ALF podcast once again …
 
Googong Dam is famous for it’s humongous yellowbelly (Golden Perch) and October is the month when warming waters start to wake these fish from their winter slumber. Fishing for them requires a little bit of lateral thinking though, as today’s ALF guest explains. Romen Dicovski has made an art form out of targeting native species in Googong Dam and …
 
Jigging up kingfish and other tough species is something that today’s guest Jim Potts has been doing for over 15 years - in fact he’ll freely confess that he’s addicted to this aspect of the sport. Dropping heavy jigs deep and working them up fast before tying into bruiser kingfish requires a level of fitness, but the rewards are well worth the pai…
 
Port Phillip and Westernport bays are top summer time snapper fisheries but despite being geographically close they couldn’t be more different in the way they’re fished! In episode 276 gun Victorian angler Lee Rayner takes us out on these bays in search of “Big Red” and shares plenty of tips to help improve our chances. This episode of the Australi…
 
The Mersey River trout population is in downing recovery mode during October and is feeding actively in the backwaters and eddies. To help us take advantage of the opportunity is our guest for Episode 275, Jenna Westwood. Jen is based in northern Tasmania and loves nothing more than exploring a new stretch of stream and finding a new fishing opport…
 
This Episode sponsored by the Fishing Points App. https://doclures.com/points/ My best fishing stuff is reserved for the Team Doc Lures community. Check it out at: https://team.doclures.com Nestled amongst the worlds oldest rainforest, the Daintree River system in Far North Queensland has to be one of the most picturesque fishing destinations imagi…
 
Lake Windamere is definitely the home of oversized yellowbelly and today’s guest Josh Kopp has put in plenty of hours and fished plenty of tournaments targeting this species on “Windy”. As the water starts to warm and the yellas come on the chew, Josh shares some tips and advice to help anyone headed for Lake Windamere to get connected with quality…
 
The Mary River is one of Australia’s most iconic barramundi fishing destinations, and today’s guest, Craig Latimore, has proven himself to be a worthy opponent for these magnificent fish on numerous occasions. In Episode 272 of the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast, Craig walks us through the tackle, lures and techniques he uses to target the big gir…
 
Spring is prime flathead fishing season, where lol along the East Coast the big old girl lizards start to wake up and start feeding. For Scott Amon that’s the time to break out the big glidebaits and put them in front of active fish. In Episode 271 Scott tells us exactly how he goes about doing that, sharing tips, techniques and favourite lures alo…
 
Across southern Australia the humble black bream is not only one of our most popular Targets of the weekend angler, but a key species in the Aussie tournament scene. Even with all that focus on catching this species, today’s guest Brett Geddes reckons that some commonly held beliefs about bream fishing might need a second look. Brett has personally…
 
Saratoga are Australia’s original prehistoric, surface feeding sport fish. They’re a great adversary on light line and make for spectacular surface fishing. In Episode 269 central Queensland fishing identity Andrew Trigg takes us to the Connors River system and explains how he targets the mighty Saratoga. Show notes: https://doclures.com/connors-ri…
 
Australia’s Kimberley region is a dream barra fishing destination for many anglers and Dick Pasfield is undoubtedly one of the most knowledgeable Kimberleys barramundi fishers you’ll ever meet. Get some amazing info from this episode that will help you anywhere you fish for barramundi! While your’e at it, don’t forget to check out the Fishing Point…
 
Striped marlin are an awesome light tackle game fish and are accessible along the lower 2/3 of Australia’s est coast, even to trailerboat anglers. Todays guest, Jay Huxley, has been fishing for striped marlin and other billfish since his teenage years and has won a good number of tournaments along the path of his personal journey. During our interv…
 
In Episode 266 I’m taking the opportunity to get back to basics and explore the various options when it comes to the hooks we use on our lures. It mightn’t be the most glamorous of topics, but it’s definitely one you need to get your head around if you’re serious about improving your lure fishing. Full notes: https://doclures.com/greg-vinall-hooks/…
 
Have you ever tried to predict when the fish are likely to be biting so that you can be “Johnny on the Spot” and turn up right when the opportunity is at its best? Of course you have! Most serious anglers don’t fish at random times, we try and find the best time of day, time of year, tide, weather conditions and so on. That set of circumstances tha…
 
For Tim Simpson, trolling hard bodied minnow offshore has been an extremely productive technique that has allowed him to break plenty of records. And whilst there are plenty of lures that can be used offshore, minnows offer a few great advantages over the rest. ‘Full show notes: https://doclures.com/bluewater-trolling-minnows-tim-simpson/…
 
Mallacoota is flathead paradise - but it’s also Melbourne’s holiday playground. As a result, the system cops a fair bit of fishing pressure and the trophy flathead population tends to be challenging to tempt. Melbourne flathead enthusiast Ken Straford has been fishing for flathead with lures at Mallacoota for decades and has a pretty good idea of h…
 
Every year between the months of October and April the spotted mackerel pass through the Gold Coast bringing with them good numbers of Spanish mackerel and the odd monster cobia. In Episode 262 I talk to former commercial mackerel fisher turned lure-only Gold Coast fishing guide of 25 years, Brad Smith. Smithy talks us through the techniques he’s u…
 
From the NSW border to the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, South-East Queensland boasts a multitude of small coastal streams that hold good populations of Australian Bass. These fish tend to be smaller than their impoundment cousins, but they make up for it with feistiness and their tendency to draw anglers to some magical fishing locations. Jo…
 
Whilst Newcastle might not be the pinnacle of snapper fisheries in Australia, the inshore coastal regions of the area nonetheless hold fish of respectable quality in good, solid numbers. One angler who really knows how to target Newcastle snapper is David Rudder. The former commercial fisherman and tackle industry worker has been fishing exclusivel…
 
In this episode Yoshiko Okuyama talks about her most recent monograph, Reframing Disability in Manga (University of Hawai’i Press, 2020). Okuyama explains that her work examines representations of disabled people in manga serialized throughout the 1990s and 2000s, focusing on portrayals of deaf, blind, paraplegic, and autistic individuals, as well …
 
The bass fishing at the Clarence Gorge, NSW is legendary. Clear, deep water, steep cliff faces, in-stream boulders and no shortage of feisty, good sized bass to smack lures off the surface or down deep. In Episode 259 of the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast gun angler Mat Cameron returns to the microphone and this time unloads about his top passion …
 
Jewfish fishing with lures is the pursuit of those Central NSW coast anglers looking for a challenging species to target. And whilst they may take a bit of figuring out, those who make the effort usually get to the point of getting reasonably consistent results. Leon Gaston is one who is getting good results on Jewries and in Episode 258 of the Aus…
 
Trinity Inlet is a tidal estuary on Cairn’s doorstep in Far North Queensland and it’s a land of fishing opportunity for a wide range of species, including the mighty mangrove jack. Cairns native and lifelong mangrove jack enthusiast Phil Laycock joins us in Episode 257 to share his tips And secrets for catching jacks in the waterway he’s spent almo…
 
Googong Dam holds some massive cod, but they can be very difficult to tame, so who better to share some tips than one of the men behind the “Googong Green and Gold” DVD series and the producer of the new “Green and Gold On The Road” DVD series? Romen Dicovski has fished this system for over a decade and has landed countless cod over a metre, includ…
 
The Gladstone area in central Queensland offers some extraordinary mangrove jack fishing, with numerous estuaries, inlets and river systems to explore, all of them holding good numbers of sizeable jacks. Gladstone angler Dan Cook has been fishing for Jacks in the area for over a decade and gets well above average results on this toughest of species…
 
Well, 250 plus episodes into the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast and I’ve come to a shocking conclusion: it’s time I let a small, exclusive number of my most passionate ALF listeners contribute to the show in various ways. Why? Because people are asking to be involved, and because if I continue to operate as a one-man show the podcast will be limit…
 
The Gippsland Lakes area is the Mecca to bream fishing and local fishing legend Kaj “Bushy” Busch reckons the lakes are headed back to their former glory thanks to top fisheries management. In Episode 254 Bushy shoots the breeze on all things bream fishing in this part of the world, delving into tackle, techniques and plenty more! Full show notes a…
 
The tailor fishing in St George’s basin, on the NSW south coast is nothing short of exceptional. Oversized, hard fighting tailor are plentiful and often come on the chew when other species are difficult to interest with a lure. In episode 253 serial ALF podcast guest Greg Reid joins us to share some tips for targeting jumbo Tailor In the basin. Ful…
 
Lake Windamere has a reputation as a quality yellowbelly fishing destination and while many people are familiar with the vertical fishing technique using black grubs today’s guest has other ideas! Shane Banks is a yellowbelly tournament angler who has worked hard at perfecting yellowbelly on blades. In Episode 252 of the Australian Lure Fishing Pod…
 
Renowned Western Australian fishing writer Dick Pasfield takes us in search of the mighty barramundi in his back yard - Lake Kununurra in the Kimberley region. Dick has been fishing for, writing about and researching barramundi in the Kimberley for decades and is a wealth of knowledge. In this episode he shares a few barra fishing tips you may not …
 
Gippsland is one of Australia’s southern fishing hotspots and Lake Tyers is a great place to target quality tailor on lures. In Episode 249 I interview a couple of young bloke who are making a bit of a splash targeting tailor in this system. Ben and Tyler Hotchkin are consistently nailing quality tailor from the system from both kayak and shore-bas…
 
The western coastline of Cape York is a magical fishing destination and one of the standout species to target is of course the mighty barramundi. In episode 248 I talk to local fishing gun and outdoors videographer Bryce Coxall about his strategies for barra fishing in the Weipa area. Full show notes available at: https://doclures.com/weipa-barramu…
 
Giant trevally. They’d have to be one of the toughest fish in the ocean. Large, strong, aggressive, fast and dirty fighters. No wonder blokes like Tony Bygrave get addicted to chasing them! In this episode Tony shares his top tips for finding and doing battle with GT’s in the beautiful waters around the Whitsundays. Full show notes at https://doclu…
 
The humble snook (short-finned pike) is a great and very accessible light tackle sport fish and the jetties, headlands and coastal areas of metropolitan Adelaide offer the species in abundance. This episode I talk with Adelaide angler Alex Bui, who’s been targeting snook for around 6 years in these waters. Alex shares his tips on finding and target…
 
Longtail tuna fishing off the shore in the Wide Bay Area? It’s not for the feint-hearted, but Wide Bay Local Matt McCulloch has proven it can definitely be done - and he has the runs on the board to prove it. In Episode 244 Matt takes us through everything we need to know about locations, tides, tackle and techniques for longtail tuna fishing from …
 
Lake Purrumbete is famous for its trout fishing, but Victorian Inland Fishing guide Micheal Evans reckons the lake is also a great place to target Redfin perch in both quality and quantity. In Episode 243 Michael takes us to Lake Purrumbete and shares his tips and secrets for finding and specifically targeting large Redfin. Full show notes at https…
 
Lake Saint Clair (NSW) is a clear water lake with extensive weed beds around the margins and a healthy population of Australian bass to challenge the angler. Today’s Guest is Matthew Langford, a very successful bass tournament angler who has consistently done well and even won events on this system. Matt shares his tips for fishing the lake over th…
 
In this episode anthropologist Andreas Riessland discusses his research on Japanese biker gangs (bōsōzoku) and a project involving Shugendō Buddhist and Shinto groups that ended in failure due to various struggles between the groups. He also discusses how he came to terms with the failure, and offers advice to researchers who confront “failure” in …
 
The Tambo River is a renowned black bream fishing hotspot, but in this episode we’ll also cover things that you might need to know when fishing any of the rivers that empty into the Gippsland Lakes system. Raised in the Gippsland area and cutting his teeth on bream, Melbourne tournament angler Tom McIntosh continues to fish the area frequently both…
 
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