Around a decade ago, specialised gear and technical knowledge to be able to specially target GTs (giant trevally). Since then, their value as one of the world’s best sportfish has really started to be appreciated. GTs now enjoy a cult like popularity both here and overseas and support an entire arm of the tackle industry.
There is nothing more tempting for anglers than to be the first to ever to fish a waterway, somewhere that no other angler has even laid eyes on. Casting a lure out into such a pool full of fish is about as good as it gets with your pants on. Unfortunately finding such a spot is near impossible in this day and age. However, as I recently discovered, there are still glimmers of hope tucked away in forgotten corners where fish are still completely untouched.
The ripples from the cascading water broke the surface film just enough to marginally obscure my vision, as my spinnerbait rose from the slightly murky water. I noticed a subtle disturbance as the water at my feet turned over, kicking up slime and grit from the subsurface boulders. A few decades of experience told me one of my piscatorial foes had just followed my lure to within a metre or so of my position. Next cast needed to be the money cast, otherwise I may miss the opportunity!
SURFACE LURING - By MICHAEL GUEST
The TABs 5.8m Territory Pro centre console is one of the most versatile and user friendly trailerboats on the market. It’s got the size and design features to tackle any challenge you throw at it, yet is loaded with loads of clever fishing features that make it a comfortable and incredibly productive boat to fish from. It’s even easily launched and retrieved by one person, making it an option for anyone who needs the size or space of a larger boat but doesn’t always have a full crew to help man it.