Fishing

Queensland Fisheries spanner crab survey

Queensland Boating and Fisheries are working with commercial fishers to complete their 20th annual fishery independent spanner crab survey. The fisheries monitoring team will be working onboard chartered commercial vessels across 5 regions of southern Queensland, collecting length, sex and abundance information for spanner crabs. Spanner crabs live in aggregations making it difficult to determine population size from commercial catch …

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Ten tips for extended offshore trips

There is nothing I enjoy more than heading offshore for several days and nights and camping out in the boat – when the weather allows. Ten tips for extended offshore trips Sleeping in a small boat is not everyone’s idea of a good time – many people couldn’t think of anything worse – but it’s certainly something I and many …

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Tilapia suspected in Cooby Creek

Biosecurity Queensland is investigating a report of the invasive pest fish species tilapia suspected in Cooby Creek, downstream of Cooby Dam, north of Toowoomba. Cooby Creek is a tributary that flow into the Murray-Darling Basin. If confirmed, this would be the first instance that tilapia have been found in this catchment. Tilapia were introduced into Australia in the 1970s as …

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Companion ProHeat Two Burner Stove

Companion’s ProHeat Low Pressure Two Burner Stove is an everyday gas cooker when attached to a LPG bottle, but is also designed to suit built-in RV camper kitchens and plumb directly into a bayonet fitting of a regulated system. Australian Geographic recently put the stove to the test and headed bush to see how the 18,000 BTU stove – 9000 …

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Lifestyle 4×4 Portable Battery Box

We don’t ever truly appreciate power until we don’t have it. Lifestyle 4×4 Portable Battery Box Blackouts at home are an instance that highlights the priority we put on power.  No lights, no fridge, no connectivity equals no fun! Lifestyle 4×4 Portable Battery Box For the simplest solution for campers who haven’t invested in a dual-battery setup or those who …

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Red spot disease

Epizootic ulcerative syndrome, or red spot disease, often appears after acid water run-off following heavy rains, with the unsightly lesions reducing product marketability. EUS is caused by a fungus aphanomyces invadans and shows as red lesions or deep ulcers. Secondary bacterial infections are often also associated with red spot disease. To identify EUS, look for red spots or burn-like marks …

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Z-Man 4” Goat ToadZ

Z-Man 4” Goat ToadZ

The ultimate topwater presentation has arrived, designed in conjunction with Z-Man customers and fans over a period of about a year as they offered feedback on shape, size, design features, colour and more throughout the digital design, three-dimensional printing, single shot moulding and testing process. Z-Man 4” Goat ToadZ The 10 times tougher ElaZtech construction provides extreme durability and buoyancy, …

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Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

K’gari – meaning ‘paradise’ and previously known as Fraser Island – is rightfully known as a beach-fishing mecca. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip Though it is so much more than that. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip The sand-flats fishing on the western side, and at times the fishing at Sandy Cape, is very hard to beat for quantity and quality …

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Wilson Vibe Tackle Trays

Wilson Vibe Tackle Trays

Wilson’s new Vibe Box comes in two sizes – a large size based on the popular Wilson Waterproof Deluxe 3508 tackle box and the standard size based on the Wilson Small Tackle Tray. Wilson Vibe Tackle Trays The 309TBVL – Wilson Tackle Box Vibe Large – measures 35.5x22x8cm and has a slotted-foam base that allows treble or single hooks to …

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Top jigging tips

Southeast Queensland has an incredibly special offshore fishery, and we’re currently in the middle of when cold water meets warm, so there is an abundance of species to chase. Top jigging tips Personally, vertical jigging is by far my favourite go-to fishing style.  There is something very satisfying about tricking a fish into smashing a chunk of metal and devouring …

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