Tackleworld Gladstone manager Greg O'Reilly.
Tackleworld Gladstone manager Greg O'Reilly.

HookUp: Tips on best bait to use to catch a big one

TACKLEWORLD manager Greg O'Reilly has years of experience in the fishing industry and knows the perfect concoction for landing the fish you've always dreamt of.

Mr O'Reilly said the three best baits were pilchards, gar fish and slimy mackerel.

Mr O'Reilly also said to catch reef species, look to fresh squid.

This time of year, blue salmon are in season and the good news is that they take both a lure and fresh bait.

"They're hungry little buggers when they get here so they'll take anything," Mr O'Reilly said.

He said that to get the best out of your HookUp fishing experience, go in and see the team on Lord Drive and get properly stocked up.

If you're wondering how you're to going to catch a beast, Mr O'Reilly has all the best rods including brands like Wilson and Shimano.

"They're a good sturdy rod," he said.

They can take a big range from Whiting to large mackerel- 9T's."

Mr O'Reilly said that he had his fingers crossed for good weather this weekend and wanted to wish the punters the best of luck reeling in big catches.