Coastwatch Vault Fishing Videos

Redcliffe Bream

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from Martin Cowling, Darren Purcell, Dave Fleming and Dave Walsh on catching Bream at Scarborough Reef. This is best done in April or May

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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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Brisbane River Bream

From the Coastwatch Vault this video shows tips from experienced angler Martin Cowling on catching bream around Pinkenba in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River. The best time to do that is April and May and be aware that since the story was shot some years ago, the minimum legal size for bream has been raised to 25cms

Coochie Mudlo Bream

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story shows tips from good southern Moreton Bay angler Wally Ninnes on catching quality bream in shallow water over a rough bottom on the western side of Coochie Mudlo Island and in close to the mangroves at Garden Island. This is best done in the cooler months of the year

Donnybrook Bream

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story with tips from Bruce Stephan and Steve Bott on catching bream on bait around Donnybrook in Pumicestone Passage. The best months to fish for them there are May to August.

South Sraddie Bream

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story with experienced Jumpinpin angler Les Clark is full of good info on how to catch a feed of Sea Bream at the northern end of South Stradbroke Island. These Sea Bream, or "Snowy's" as they are called, are much better eating than bream caught in rivers and estuaries.

Switch Baiting Marlin

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story on Sally Jenyns fishing with Gold Coast charter skipper Ross McCubbin for marlin, using a technique called Switch Baiting. Ross was one of the pioneers of this type of marlin fishing on the Gold Coast and to do it well you need a good crew and an experienced angler. Ross still does these type of charters, you can contact him on 0428 729393

In Memory of Mal Florence - 1996

If you were a keen angler in the late 70's and 80's, you would have watched Mal Florence's fishing movies. Apart from being outstanding productions, full of knowledge and information, they were about the only thing people could watch to learn about different types of fishing. Mal passed away suddenly in 1996 and at Coastwatch we produced this tribute to him with the help of his good friend and fellow producer/editor of his fishing stories, Bob Blasdall.

Gold Coast Cobia - Ross McCubbin

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story shot in August 1997 is about catching Cobia with Gold Coast Charter skipper Ross McCubbin and his deckie at the time Tony Crowe

Sunshine Coast Mackerel

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from Barry McDade & Sally Jenyns on catching Mackerel off Mooloolaba

Nerang River Jacks - Matt & Scott Fraser

From the Coastwatch Vault. In 1998 two brothers Matt & Scott Fraser, walked into the Coastwatch office with some video footage they had shot on catching Mangrove Jack in the Nerang River and asked us if we could do anything with it. The boys had done an excellent job and from their footage we were able to put this story together. The tackle might have changed over the years, but knowledge, technique and wisdom doesn't date

Cast Netting Banana Prawns

From the Coastwatch Vault this story on cast netting Banana Prawns around Jacobs Well and the mouth of the Logan River with experienced angler Les Clark. Before you go cast netting make sure you have checked the rules regarding net sizes and how many you are able to keep.