Bream great for kids

BREAM are great fish to catch and are ideally suited for kids, due to their accessibility. Most wharves, pontoons, rock walls and riverbanks hold a population of bream. Most years around this time pictures of Keira and myself appear in these pages with bream from the bottom end of the Brunswick River. It’s something we particularly love, and this year …

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Mixed bags in estuaries around Brisbane

mixed bags estuaries around brisbane jewfish

Brisbane River The Brisbane River has been on fire this year, with large numbers of threadfin salmon and jewies caught regularly. Threadfin have been schooling at the mouth of the river at different times. Being on the water regularly will help you work out a pattern, but it has been pretty hit and miss at times. It can get boring …

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Australia suspends raw prawn imports

raw prawn imports suspended

Australia is cracking down on green prawn imports following suspected deliberate contravening of the nation’s strict biosecurity controls. Criminal charges are being pursued against one importer, with another four under investigation. “Australia’s $358 million prawn industry must be protected and not put at risk by the careless and selfish acts of a few,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said. “I …

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Update on white spot disease in SEQ

white spot disease update seq

BIOSECURITY Queensland has completed destruction activities in all production ponds on all the white spot disease infected premises in the Logan River area. In accordance with the nationally agreed emergency animal disease response plan, all ponds on infected premises must be destocked. The priority is to protect the immediate environment and the broader industry from any potential source of infection …

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Barramundi Will be Hooked on Revitalised Fishways

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SOMETHING fishy is happening at the Gooseponds in North Mackay. Council is about to commence work on a project aimed at improving fish passage between the Gooseponds and the region’s estuaries. Cr Fran Fordham said two fishways at the Gooseponds would be the focus of remediation works. “Council will be undertaking significant rehabilitation works to the vertical slot fishway upstream of …

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Bream and Bass on Surface

bass on surface

MY name is Mitch Townsend and I am based on Brisbane’s northside. I’ve been fishing since I was a young boy and have most recently been fishing the upper reaches of the North and South Pine rivers, targeting bream and bass on surface with great success. I grew up fishing the North Pine River from Dad’s old tinnie, and I remember …

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Topwater Tactics for Estuary Species

A wobbling wrist means a wobbling rod tip and your stickbait will start working with a short and sharp left to right movement commonly referred to as ‘walking the dog’. In fact, some small surface lures are branded as ‘dog walkers’. When whiting are pursuing my surface lures I find it important to maintain my composure and keep the action rolling …

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Sunshine Coast Kayaking and Fishing

MY name is Jack O’Brien and I am a young and passionate angler based on the Sunshine Coast. I love spending time on the water, exploring and taking on new adventures. When it gets to the weekend I spend most of my time kayaking in coastal waterways including canals and rivers. Fishing from a kayak is not only fun, it also gives …

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Land-Based Fishing Around Brisbane

I don’t mind fishing this location with the kids because often they’ll be preoccupied with building sand castles anyway. It’s also great because I don’t have to worry about dingoes or four-wheel-drives on the beach. When land-based fishing you sometimes really have to put in the hard yards and try several areas, but it’s a great way to while away the …

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