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iPhone APP: How to use the Fishabout iPhone App.

How to use the Fishabout iPhone App.

How to use the Fishabout iPhone / iPad App.


Conditions Page:
The opening page, which is a split page with the latest fishing weather observations and latest general weather observations. Flick between the two weather types by clicking on the orange and black tabs near the top of the page. Click through to the Fishabout fishablility index and the 5 day weather forecast for the chosen region by clicking on the button above the fishability meter from the front page.

The fishability index is a fishing bite time indicator, based on Polynesian fish charts and using information including tide, moon phase, and relative moon and sun positions.
The 5 day forecasts include: predicted tide data from multiple tide stations; sun rise and sunset times; and wind speed, direction, rainfall, temperature and barometer predictions every three hours. 
You can change regions by clicking on the region name on the top right of the page.
Choose your favourite regions by clicking on the cross on the right hand side next to the region name, situated in the region page and accessed through the conditions tab.

Community Page:
This page contains links to user registration, user log in, species information, and leaderboards. 
Register / Login User has two functions. It makes your publicly posted catches (post to global catches) eligible to be listed on the leaderboard. It also allows a cache of your data to be kept on the server under your username, and in the case of a lost, damaged or upgraded phone you can re-sync your data onto the new phone. Please note the images kept on the server are not full resolution so in the case of a re-sync the images loaded into your new phone will not be of lesser resolution than the originals.
The leaderboard function populates itself from the public catch log and displays only catches for logged in users.

Finder Page:
A directory of fishing guides, fishing shops, boat ramps, hotspots and more. Search current location will search for results within 100kms from where you are currently, and return the closest 75 results in each category. Searching by region will bring up listings in that region, and return the closest 75 results in each category.

Reports Tab:
Fishing reports from around Australia, fishing guides and shops. The reports are listed in a similar way to the directory, with all reports searchable by current region or choosing a region.


Regions are set out by states and greater regions, allowing you to find a region quickly and easily. Changing the region on the top right hand corner of the weather page will change the region for the weather results. Changing the region in the finder or reports tabs will change the region for those results. Choose your favourite regions by clicking on the cross on the right hand side of the region page.

Catch Page:
Post your catches into your own private almanac, or share it with others in global catches.
(Please be aware, posting lewd or unseemly photographs will result in you being banned from posting anything to global catches and the images deleted)


Post your catches into your own private almanac, or share it with others in global catches. (Please be aware, posting lewd or unseemly photographs will result in you being banned from posting anything to global catches and the images deleted)

New Catches: New catches are catches entered at the point of capture, and will therefore be recorded as the GPS position you are at, with the current date and time.

Old Catches: Old Catches are catches entered anytime after you have left the area of capture, and therefore will allow you to manually enter your date and time, and will not record a GPS position with your catch. "OLD CATCHES" also cannot be posted to global catches, as there is no GPS data associated with them.

To keep your catch log private, ensure the "POST TO GLOBAL CATCHES" button is pushed and the type crossed out with red lines. Every fish you post will be posted with date, time, GPS position of catch, length, weight, tide, as well as any other information you enter into the post a catch page.
If you accidently post a catch publicly that you want to stay private, or have any other issue with your catch log, you can email [email protected] with an original picture of your catch and your request, and we will endeavour to action it.

My catches will show a record of all your catches, both those made public and those kept private, in an individual catch log, a list, and a maps view.

Global Catches will display a list view of the closest catches filtered by number of results and distance from your present position with maps.

Catch Caching: The Fishabout App makes use of offline catch caching. If you are out of range, you can still enter your catches as normal. The App will keep your catches and associated data in a cache, then when you are back in a service area, you can restart the App and it will update any cached catches


Green Zones (No Fishing Zones) Alert:
Pushing the yellow triangle underneath the fishability meter (pictured above) will check if you are in a green zone (no fishing zone) or not. Green zone listings include ONLY the areas where fishing is completely banned. It will currently not show you areas of mixed fishing regulations. Whilst we have tried to include every no fishing area, there may be no fishing areas around Australia which do not show up in our green zone finder. The Green Zone (no fishing area) alerts function should be used to ascertain your position in relation to a known green zone.

Listed Green Zones (no fishing zones):
Listed green zones (no fishing zones) include the following areas:

NSW - Cape Byron, Broken Head, Lennox Head, The Pinnicle, Seal Rocks, Broughton Island, Cabbage Tree Island, Fingal Island, Skelton Rocks, Piggys Beach, Mallabula Point, Winda Woppa, Northern Zone, Diggers Camp, Jones Point, Barcoongere Rock, North West Rock, North Solitary Island, Central Sanctuary Zone, Deepwater, North West Solitary Island, Flat Top Point, Bare Bluff, South Solitary Island, Split Solitary Island, Hammer Head, Hare Bay, Beecroft Peninsula, Groper Coast, Huskisson, Hyams Beach, St Georges Head, Brush Island, Murramarang, Tollgate Islands, Broulee Island, Mullimburra, Bullengella Lake and Corunna Lake, Montague Island South.

Queensland - The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Westaways Creek, Tripcony Bight - Long Island, Northern Wedge, Flinders Reef, Cape Moreton, Heath Island Lagoon, Braydon Beach, Deep Offshore Moreton Island, Deception Bay, Cherubs Cave-Henderson Rock, Hays Inlet, Scotts Point, Bramble Bay, Middle Moreton Bay, Crab Island, Mirapool Islands-Offshore Area, St Helena Island, Amity Banks (east), Flat Rock, Wanga Wallen Bank, Amity Banks (west), Cobby Cobby Island, Great Sandy Marine National Park, Cox Bank, Offshore North Stradbroke Island, Price Anchorage, Moruya Reef, Lamb Island, Pannikin Island, Willes Island, Swan Bay (Never Never Creek), Offshore South Stradbroke Island, McCoys Creek, Coombabah Lake, Peel Island.

South Australia - Aldinga Reef, American river, Barker Inlet, Blanche Harbour, Coobowie, Goose Island, Point Labatt, Point Noarlunga, Chapman Creek, Toubridge Hill, West Island, Encounter Bay, Whyalla, Cowleds Landing, Yatala Harbour.

Tasmania - Tinderbox, Ninepin Point, Governor Island

Western Australia - Barrow Island, Montebello Islands, Sandy Point Sanctuary, Surf Point, Gudrun Wreck, Mary Anne Island, Eighteen Mile Beach, Seal Island, Second Rock, Becher Point, North Murion, Sunday Island, Tantabiddi, Cloates, Maud, Pelican, Gnarraloo Bay, 3 Mile, Turtles, Cape Farquhar, Bateman, Osprey, Winderabandi, Mangrove Bay, Lakeside, Bundegi, Murat, Lighthouse Bay, Jurabi

Victoria - Marengo Reefs, Merri, The Arches, Barwon Bluff, Beware Reef, Eagle Rock, Jawbone, Mushroom Reef, Point Cooke, Point Danger, Ricketts Point, Discovery Bay, Apostles, Point Addis, Port Phillip Mud Islands, Port Phillip Point Lonsdale, Port Phillip Point Nepean, Port Phillip Swan Bay, Yaringa, French Island, Churchill Island, Bunurong, Wilsons Promonotory, Corner Inlet, 90 Mile Beach, Point Hicks, Cape Howe.

Fish Measurer:
Place your fish on a flat surface at your feet, next to a standard size business card 55mm x 90mm. Line up the white rectangle on the screen over the top of the card. Move the phone closer or further from the business card until it fills the rectangle. The measure is then calibrated and measurement can be taken. This is a guide only and not a legal measure of length. To take a photo of your fish with the measurer overlay in the photo, hold down the power button and click the home button.
If you would like to take a photo of your fish with the measurements super imposed over it, hold down the power button and depress the home button. A picture of your fish with the measurement on it will be saved in your iPhone photo album. You can then post the picture into the APP from there.

Contact Us:
Contact us about the Fishabout iPhone APP. If you would like to list your business in our directory or promote yourself with a sponsored listing, promote your business by providing fishing reports, change your details in the directory, add a boat ramp or fishing hot spot, or contact us for any other reason, please email us at [email protected].


Stuart Reid's 50lb Pending World Record PNG Black Bass

Pending World Record Black Bass

Papuan Black Bass are renowned the world over as the toughest pound for pound freshwater fish in the world, and the place to find the biggest Black Bass is PNG's Gulf province. The current all tackle world record Black Bass of 46lbs, and the fish pictured (caught on 19/6/14, by Stuart Reid, Fishabout) which is the pending world record at 50lbs, were both caught from these rivers.

Once you feel the strike you know that no freshwater fish can come close to the power. Watching 100kg guys get knocked over on the strike, reels give way, rods break in half and 130LB pound braid snap from the pound for pound strongest fighting fresh water fish is a sight to behold. If would like to experience the thrill of targeting PNG Black Bass and Barramundi in remote areas with very low fishing pressure contact us now

Kadavu Island - Great Astrolabe Reef

Fiji Macky

The pristine Fiji Islands are home to the South Pacific's finest sport and game fish, including massive GT's, monster dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, spanish mackerel, black marlin, blue marlin and plenty of reef fish. Many of these species are endemic to the Great Astrolabe Reef (one of the largest barrier reefs in the world), which is the reef that encompasses Kadavu Island, Fiji.Fishabout now offer 6 and 8 day fishing packages to explore this marine wonder of the world, which include 3 and 5 days fishing respectively. For more information click here

Endyalgout Remote Fishing Camp

Sunset at Endyalgout

Fishabout is pleased to now offer remote fishing trips to Endyalgout Island, one of the best fishing locations in Australia. (Nestled on the south east of the Coburg Penninsula).

Situated on a shell grit beach under shady trees, are several permanent tropical friendly safari style tents, raised on wooden platforms.

Looking out past the resident Crocodile you can see miles and miles of enticing mangroves, barely touched creeks, rivers, rock bars and channels, all calling your name.

From monster Baramundi up to 130cm, to big Black Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, various Trevallies, and some of the biggest Golden Snaper to be found anywhere, Endyalgout Island is truly a dream to fish.

Pricing ranges from $4350 (4 days, 3 anglers per boat) to $6910 (7 days, 2 anglers per boat)

For more information please click here