time for a big change!!!

hi all

i am 23 years old and from a very small island called Jersey which is in the English Channel and it is regarded as the best fishing in the u.k and i have fished these waters all my life but its time for a change and a big one at that !! 

i have just had my australian travel visa approved and will be arriving in june for sun,sand,girls,surf,beer and of course alot of land based fishing :) My plan is to travel up through Qld brisbane all the way up to cairns and hopefully darwin NT then if i find work to stay in oz for as long as i can and continue to fish

i have been doing alot of research on the web and found a few locations which i can chuck in a line but can any one plz advise me on were to fish along the east coast and where i will get good results?

what type of fish there would be?

what tactics to use?

hints and tips?


thanks all

p.s i am a welder/fabricator is this still a sought after trade in australia 


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Can't help ya with fishing

Wed, 2012-03-14 18:58

Can't help ya with fishing in Cane toad country must warn ya about  XXXX beer drink at your on peril   you shouldn't have a problem getting a job with that trade behind ya  got the right travel/work visa     just what we need another POM DOWN UNDER    HAHAHAHA


 Old fishermen never die they just smell that way.

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Dude, come to WA!

Wed, 2012-03-14 19:08

Good advice, don't drink Four X, or Fosters.  Set yourself up in WA!  The mining boom here means welders and fabricators are sort after big time.  Alot of the work is up north in WA and as I believe, alot of awesome fishing is too.  Plus WA has the hottest girls in Australia, but Darwin does host an aweful lot of carefree, tanned backpackers.

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G'day mate

Wed, 2012-03-14 19:15

this is a west oz based site...not sure about east coast, however trades seem to be in demand over here metro and up north might be a idea to try and do some homework on prospects employment wise, certificates etc and start your fishing / australian adventure over this side ...june might be a little chilly though


Intelligence is like a four-wheel drive. It only allows you to get stuck in more remote places.”

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yeah Queenslands the go

Wed, 2012-03-14 19:51

cmon forum readers , we all know Queenslands the place to go, ( wink wink)

Hell its even named after her maj herself! , me old china.

luvvlery  beachs , not made of pebbles, sun comes out in between the floods

lots and lots of undersize tailor, and full to the brim with tourists for old mate

to bond wiv.

whats there not to like?


Bypass W.A mate , to many big fish, top looking sheilas and well paid

boilermaker jobs for you old son.





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come over to west oz, huge

Wed, 2012-03-14 19:53

come over to west oz, huge demand for your trade background.
and australias best fishing.. ;D

Forget the east coast! (Just kidding hahaha)

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Very small island, i lived on

Wed, 2012-03-14 20:01

Very small island, i lived on the one next door for 3 1/2 years. Guernsey milk is better than Jersey milk too !!

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 They call it XXXX cause

Wed, 2012-03-14 20:26

 They call it XXXX cause QLDers cant spell shit!! QLD has some great fishing spots as with the rest of this country... the best advice for u and anyone relocating is to 'hook up with a local'(sorry guys had to say it)... local tackle shops etc can be a wealth of info for ya mate.. good luck in ya ventures.. my personal fav the 'scrub python' live in far nth QLD.. enjoy.. and keep us posted!!


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Wed, 2012-03-14 21:31

LOL , thats funny Troy. Welcome to the site mate, i'm sure you will get heaps of advice and hook up with a few fisho's on your travel's. Realy look forward to seeing some reports and pictures in the future.

Cheers Grant..

PS:  Plenty of work for your skill's in WA, and QLD .

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Hey how you going good to see

Thu, 2012-03-15 09:26

Hey how you going good to see another Channel Islander coming over I lived in Alderny for three years before moving over to Perth and even played against Jersey in the Morrati football finals only to lose by a large number of goals if you make it over to Perth at any stage give me a personnel message we catch up for a fish