Fishing

Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

Fishing

Inshore Fishing With the recent spells of good weather providing plenty of opportunities for anglers to get out we have sure seen some amazing fish being landed. The great thing about our inshore reefs and wrecks is that you don’t need a big boat to get into the action! There has been some really good numbers of jewfish, stripeys and …

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Reliability with Penn Spinfisher VII

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The Bastard Smith Brothers, based in central Queensland, live and breathe adventure. If they’re not hunting a hog in the scrub, they’re sending it to the reef to fill an Esky with some of the finest table fish found on the east coast! Here they test drive the Penn Spinfisher VII – click here to check out the video and …

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Guide to catching your own bait

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While considered ‘old school’ by some in the fly or lure-only fraternity, the truth is bait fishing will always have a place in fishing, from the beginner to the experienced. And while I love lure fishing in a variety of scenarios – from tossing lures off the beach to trolling lures for everything from mackerel to marlin in the salt …

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2024 Gold Coast Tailor Fishing Classic

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It’s that time of year again! The eagerly awaited Gold Coast Tailor Fishing Classic is almost here and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The event kicks off on Friday, July 26 at 4pm, with fishing ending in time for everyone to be at the weigh-in, from 10am to noon on Sunday, July 28. This year, the fishing …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

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Inshore Fishing The inshore fishing right in close to our coastline has been incredible during the weather windows we have had! There is plenty of bait getting around and this has seen plenty of pelagic action like tuna, mackerel, queenfish and trevally being caught. If you are targeting tuna using lures, ensure the lure you’re using looks identical to the bait …

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Cracking shallow inshore reef codes

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When possible, we like to get out to the reefs off Redcliffe. These shallows provide natural and manmade structures, which open up ambush and protection points frequented by both predatory and bait species. Gear Generally, the gear you’ll want will be an upgrade on flathead and bream gear, with the lighter weight and lure range capabilities, as the harsher natural …

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Finesse fishing with plastics

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One of my favourite types of fishing is shallow water finesse plastics fishing, targeting species such as bream, flathead, grunter, trevally and tailor. Throughout the colder months, I find there is an influx of bait in the river and estuary systems, along with cooler water temperatures, which encourages fish to get up into the shallows to feed. In the shallows, …

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Six-knot vessel speed limit extended

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Following consultation with the community, Maritime Safety Queensland has extended the six-knot speed limit for vessels at Double Island Point. Due to the shifting sandbanks to the immediate west of Double Island Point, the vessel speed limit zone has been extended to ensure a safer lagoon area for all waterway users. The six-knot vessel speed limit zone now extends from …

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Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan

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The new zoning plan came into effect May 21, 2024. Located in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages the Great Sandy Marine Park. The management arrangements for this marine park are detailed in its zoning plan. The zoning plan identifies four different zones within the marine park, what kind of activities can be undertaken in …

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Tips for fishing Moreton Bay

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Well, with the colder weather coming through in May, the cooler-water species have definitely hit their straps, along with a couple of year-round favourites. So here’s a summary of a few of the popular targets in Moreton Bay and its surrounding islands. Tailor Over the past couple of years, tailor were very hit and miss in southeast Queensland, however this …

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