Coastwatch Vault Fishing Videos

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

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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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Sunshine Coast Mackerel

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

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

Andrew Coronis - Blue Marlin

This video was shot using 2 GoPro's on the continental shelf east of Cape Moreton aboard Brisbane charter boat Megumi, a 44ft Assegai. The angler is Brisbane real estate agent Andrew Coronis, who had wanted to catch a blue marlin for a long time. For a first time angler using heavy tackle in a fighting chair, his technique was really good. The fish weighed about 280lbs and was released. You can see from Andrew's reaction after it was let go that he was absolutely stoked.

Amberjack Reef off Moreton Is. - John Palermo

From the Coastwatch Vault, tips from John Palermo on fishing Amberjack Reef off Moreton Island

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.

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.

Maroochy River Whiting - Aaron Fogarty

From the Coastwatch Video Vault, this video shot in October 1997 is with great estuary angler Aaron Fogarty and shows Aaron's tips on catching big whiting, using the tried and true method of anchoring the boat forward and aft and laying down the rods and not touching them until the fish really take the bait. Although it was shot a long time ago, wisdom doesn't date and the technique still works.

Maroochy River Whiting

From the Coastwatch Vault this story from October 1997 has tips from Martin Cowling on catching whiting in the Maroochy River

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.

Fishing the 35's - John Palermo

From the Coastwatch Vault, this story from October 1997 shows tips from John Palermo on fishing then 35 fathom reefs off Moreton Island