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Keepin’ It Reel is a Mackay, Bowen and Whitsundays based fishing series with a plethora of extremely diverse fishing adventures on our doorstep. We’ll fish crystal clear mountain streams, creeks, river systems, islands and the Great Barrier Reef, catching everything from Crayfish, Prawns and Crabs to Barramundi, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackeral and Marlin.

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Favourite Best Freshwater Lure Review Savage Gear 3D Mullet Soft Plastic

Ado’s favourite freshwater lure is the Savage Gear 3D Swim Mullet review tells you all you need to know about what he loves, what he hates, why he uses them and what they’re best for. Ado details where in the freshwater he finds they work best, what water currents to look for and how to target barra (barramundi) with them! Some handy tips on how to store your soft plastics for extending their life span, demonstration of the swim action and all you need to know about these awesome little paddle tail lures.

Radio Channel Etiquette - What Channels to Use and When

Mal Priday, President of VMR Whitsundays gives us the run down on radio channel use etiquette. What channels to use and when, for example, not tying up repeater channels unnecessarily and when to switch to line of sight channels.

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Is it just me or does Ado look like he’s praying/wishing his fish was bigger?  – Producer Louise (Always happy to take the piss out of Ado)

Michael's FIRST EVER Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Great Barrier Reef Fishing

In episode 16 Ado and the son in law, Michael, head to the Great Barrier Reef, East of the Whitsundays. It’s Michael’s first ever trip to the Reef! Not only is he blown away by the stunning scenery but also the awesome fishing out there! Michael’s a keen fisherman and frequents the Whitsunday Islands in his tinny but he’s stoked to be so far offshore enjoying all the reef has to offer! The boys bring up some nice Coral Trout and Michael lands a whopper Sweetlip and they land some of the other stunning fish of the reef.

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