Boating News

Good rainfall at Glenlyon Dam


With Easter over and great fishing at the dam, the rivers will also pick up. So, over the next two and a half months, it should be fabulous fishing throughout the region. Those who work lures will do well with surface lures, spinnerbaits and hard-body tackle. And for the bait-fishing anglers, it’s time to put pen to paper and write …

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Quintrex encourages females to get in the driver’s seat


Renowned Australian trailblazer for marine, Quintrex continues to take a stand for diversity in the industry, as it leads the way in breaking ground for the long-standing gender gap within the workplace and behind the helm. Through a rich history of boating handed down through generations of boat builders and buyers, the brand has opened the industry up to thousands …

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Stacer Sea Runner an all rounder


Since 1971, Stacer has delivered a wide range of carefully designed hand-built boats that aim to provide a unique boating experience to everyday Australians, avid fishos and adventurous families. Each design comes from an extensive research and development process, involving insights from Stacer consumers, dealers and the wider boating industry to continue evolving the market and meet the needs of …

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Big fines for possessing threatened fish species


Failing to identify threatened species of fish combined with a poor understanding of the fishing rules has proven costly for several people fishing on the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers in the states southwest. A total of $15,000 in fines has been handed out to individuals during the month of February and the beginning of March who have been found in …

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MSQ is urging boaties to stay safe these Easter holidays


Martime Safety Queensland compliance officers will be on the water these holidays enforcing regulations around speeding and life jackets. MSQ’s summer holiday patrols saw high rates of boaties exceeding legal speed limits and not complying with life jacket rules. Most recreational boating deaths involve people not wearing life jackets. Maritime Safety Queensland is urging boaties to stay safe these Easter …

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Future uncertain for major boat brands


Brisbane based Stessco, Anglapro’s owner, makes the call to wind up the business. boat The future of iconic alloy boat brands Stessco and Anglapro, and potentially Gulf Runner, has been cast into doubt after a liquidator was appointed recently to wind up the business that makes them. Queensland-based Merlin Marine and Leisure is a family-based business that has a purpose-built …

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Mercury’s Avator 7.5e powers competitive angler


Mercury’s next step forward in electric propulsion, the Avator 7.5e electric outboard offers an alternative to traditional petrol-powered engines, delivering clean quiet power that’s as simple to use as it is fun to drive. Testing out the outboard recently at the Rapala Bass Australian Open, competitive angler Beau Everleigh showed that an electric engine can still compete with much larger …

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See the latest from Mercury Marine at the Sydney Boat Show


Mercury Marine will further underline its market leadership in electric propulsion with an exclusive first look at Avator 20e and 35e engines – the most powerful electric outboards on the market – as part of a huge array of new Mercury product on display and on demonstration at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show. Mercury will be back on Darling …

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Ensuring your trailer is fit for purpose


The least complicated piece of your boating equipment is also the one most likely to cause you the most problems and frustration. trailer And that’s the trailer. To a large extent hidden under a boat hull for most of its life, plunged into cold water when its brakes, bearings and tyres are hot, left all day to bake in the …

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Garmin unveils Force Kraken trolling motor


Garmin has announced the Force® Kraken, the most powerful trolling motor1 the recreational fishing market has ever seen. Coupled with Garmin’s most precise anchor lock technology, Kraken is designed with longer shaft lengths and a pivot-style mount for easy installation on boats where bow space is limited. Kraken’s brushless motor uses a high-efficiency propeller to produce 100 pounds of thrust …

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