Boating Safety

Illegal Foreign Fishers Charged

On March 26, 2016, two Vietnamese vessels were sighted by Queensland Police within 23 miles of the Australian mainland, near Lockhart River, Queensland. The Australian Border Force and Australian Fisheries Management Authority then apprehended the vessels and discovered fishing gear and about 8.7 tonnes of bêche-de-mer. The two masters and one crew member of the Vietnamese fishing vessels were convicted …

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Going Fishing this Easter? Check the Rules Before You Go

THOUSANDS of people will take to the water over the Easter long weekend, prompting a reminder to all fishers to check the rules and fish responsibly. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol manager Ian Fricke said hefty fines apply for  those who don’t follow the rules and regulations for fishing in Queensland. “Different rules apply to fishing in tidal waters, fresh waters, marine …

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BCF Reminds Families That Life Jackets Really Do Save Lives

AS hundreds of boat users prepare to set sail with their families this Easter, BCF has launched an initiative to remind people that wearing a personal flotation device could save lives. With research from a National Marine Safety Committee study revealing that people who survived a boating incident were more than twice as likely to have been wearing a PFD …

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Redland Bay Water Police Enforcing Speed Limits

A NEW speed gun will enable Redland Bay Water Police to enforce the 6-knot speed limit in designated areas from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. The Pro Laser handheld speed-detection device is intended to be used to combat speeding offences in response to a small percentage of boaties not doing the right thing in gazetted speed zones such as the …

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How to Cross the South Passage Bar

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If you like the easier approach, just drop down a livie and hang on to the rod, waiting for the tip to drop sharply upon hook-up. When the trag are on, double hook-ups are very common, with some big fish among them. Live baits have been excellent, as have bonito, mack tuna and large squid and octopus. When the trag are hungry …

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Emergency Beacon Registration Now Mobile

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is giving emergency beacon owners more choice, with an improved online beacon registration system implemented from September 15, 2015. The registration system on the AMSA website is mobile-optimised, handy for renewing beacon registration from a mobile or tablet. Providing proof of registration is easier, with beacon owners able to show emergency beacon registration confirmation on their mobile …

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Fishing Superstition – True or False?

Fishing Communication On another note, communication on the water can be vital whenever any form of breakdown or unexpected emergency occurs. VHF repeater channel 21 provides the best radio range for anyone fishing offshore in our backyard off Brisbane thanks to Redcliffe Coast Guard. While that VHF repeater on Moreton Island was off the air for maintenance recently, several people mentioned …

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Vindicator custom trailers pure quality

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Vindicator trailers come with a spare wheel and spare wheel carrier, Australian jockey wheel, Timken bearings and bearing buddies. The ladder-rack system down the centre of the boat trailers has stainless steel spindles and split pins as well as Australian rollers with a Teflon entry cradle, providing the ability to drive a boat onto the trailer. Adjustable wobble roller racks …

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