Coastwatch Vault Fishing Videos

Fraser Island Tailor - Cliff Andreassen

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story shot in September 1994 features very experienced tailor angler Cliff Andreassen and his tips on catching tailor on Fraser Island. Although this was shot a long time ago, knowledge and wisdom don't date and Cliff's tips and technique still work today.

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Coastwatch Vault: From 1994 until mid 1999, Brownie's Coastwatch was a half hour TV show produced for Channel 7 Queensland. These videos are segments of that show.

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South Straddie Tailor

From the Coastwatch Vault this video shows tips from Martin Cowling on catching chopper tailor in the surf. The location was the northern tip of South Stradbroke Island, but the technique works anywhere.

Spinning for Tailor - Martin Cowling

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story shot in August 1997 shows Martin Cowling's tips on catching tailor on chrome slugs. In the story Martin is using a geared Alvey reel, which are no longer produced. If you have one keep it well maintained and if you haven't and can get hold of one, grab it they are great for this type of fishing. You can use a non geared Alvey, you just have to wind faster.

Fraser Is. Tailor off the Rocks - Martin Cowling

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from Martin Cowling on bait spinning Tailor off the rocks on Fraser Island

Jew off the Beach - Don Williams

This is the most requested fishing story from the Coastwatch Video Vault. Shot in June 1998 by Keith Taylor, it's experienced Jew fisherman Don Williams' tips on catching Jew off the beach or the rocks.

Moreton Bay Chopper Tailor

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips on catching a feed of chopper tailor on Moreton Bay from Rob Tickner and Bob Kozien.

Catching Gar - Martin Cowling

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from Martin Cowling on catching Gar on the weed beds behind Wavebreak Island in Southport Broadwater

Fishing Northern Moreton Island

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from experienced beach angler Aaron Fogarty on fishing the northern face of Moreton Island, a good place to be when the winds are strong from the SE

Swallowtail Dart Research

Daryl McPhee is Associate Professor of Environmental Science in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University on the Gold Coast. In March 1995 when this story from the Coastwatch Vault was shot, he was engaged in research on Swallowtail Dart for Qld Fisheries.

Swallowtail Dart

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story on catching Swallowtail Dart along surf beaches. These fish are easy to catch and good eating if bled and iced immediately after capture. They don't taste as good if frozen and are very good if eaten raw as sashimi.

Tips on Beach Fishing

From the Coastwatch Vault, this video shows tips from Gary Howard and Cliff Andreassen on beach fishing. Shot on Teewah Beach, there's some good info in this from a couple of blokes who know their stuff.