Beaches

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day! Did you know about 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by oceans? That’s one of the many reasons it’s so important to protect our seas. Sustainable fisheries are just one way we can ensure our oceans stay healthy, so future generations can enjoy fishing as much as we do. World Oceans Day is an international …

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Low tide beach whiting

WITH summer now in full swing, what better time to chase some summer whiting from the beach in Queensland and northern NSW. Although they can be caught all year around, particularly in southeast Queensland, summer or yellowfin whiting are a great option from the beach in summer, particularly when other beach targets like tailor and bream are in thinner numbers. …

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Beach whiting tactics part two: technique and baits

beach whiting tactics fishing

IN all fishing styles it is often the small things we don’t realise we are doing wrong that cost us the most fish. This can all change when we learn from the good days on the water and think about why and how we got things right. Last month I covered what to do and not to do in relation …

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Beach whiting tactics part one: location and tackle

fishing beach whiting

DESPITE the generic name of summer whiting, I find March, April and May can be some of the best months to chase summer whiting on the beach, particularly on the Sunshine Coast and further north. While catching whiting from the beach can be relatively simple at times, anglers using the right bait, tackle and techniques will be the ones who …

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4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

tips for Fraser

REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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Aerial shark surveillance under way for NSW school holidays

nsw dpi aerial surveillance

HELICOPTERS and drones will again be circling the skies on the NSW north and mid north coasts, as aerial surveillance and further drone trials get under way in time for school holidays. NSW Department of Primary Industries acting deputy director general fisheries Sarah Fairfull said helicopters will fly daily, weather permitting, from Point Danger (Tweed Heads) to South Ballina; Wooli …

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