Category Archives: Hoff’s Landbased Species Guides

Snapper

When it comes to fishing in Australia, snapper are easily of the most popular and readily accessible saltwater species. When the end of July is marked off on the calendar, we begin to see posts on social media of keen anglers holding up beautiful winter reds at their favourite pier, rock platform or breakwall. Snapper […]

Murray Cod

Brought back from the brink of extinction, the magnificent Murray Cod is re-establishing its place as the king of freshwater in the beautiful waters of Australia. It’s not surprise that these powerful fish with the capacity to grow enormous are a hugely popular species of sport fishing in Australia, with popularity growing by the day […]

Whiting

King George Whiting are considered by many to be one of the finest table fish in Australia, not to mention they also provide great sport on light tackle, and provide great fun for anglers of all ages. One thing that I personally love about whiting is their accessibility, you don’t need a boat to catch […]

Squid

SQUID Squidding is great fun for the whole family, and is enjoyed by many fishermen from novices to experts, there is something addictive about the way squid hit a jig, and the split second when you realise you’ve hooked a hungry calamari and not just another patch of weed!In this guide we’ll be looking at […]

Gummy Shark

GUMMY SHARK Hard fighting, challenging to catch,rewarding to fish for and fantastic on the dinner plate, what’s not to love about the gummy shark? These toothless sharks have been a prized catch for many anglers, and arguably the most popular choice at the fish and chip shop!Accessible from both boat and for landbased anglers, this […]

Flathead

FLATHEAD Few table fish come close to the firm flesh of the flathead, and few fish hit a lure harder in shallow water, flathead fishing is an exciting activity that can produce huge fish in knee deep water, or a fantastic feed that’s hard to beat. In this guide we will be covering the basics […]

Trout

TROUT One of the oldest sports fish in the books, trout have been a staple trophy angling species in the Northern Hemisphere for centuries, trout were introduced to Australian waters at the turn of the 19th century. These fish are one of my all-time favourite sports fish as they offer up a plethora of different […]