Fishing

Missing fishermen body located off Port Macquarie

Port

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Port Macquarie were tasked by Marine Area Command slightly after 6pm on Wednesday July 19 to assist with a multi-agency search for a fisher who was swept off rocks near Tacking Point. Marine Rescue NSW Inspector Rodney Page said crews were deployed on board Port Macquarie 30 and Port Macquarie 21. “Marine Rescue volunteers conducted a …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

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Inshore fishing For the lucky few that have been able to get out the front for a fish off the rocks they have been rewarded with plenty of school mackerel caught on metal lures ranging in size from 20g to 50g options. There has also been a few reports of spanish mackerel hanging around the inshore reefs like the 2 mile …

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Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

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The past week has been quiet with not much activity to report. The conditions were less than ideal, leading to a few unproductive days for those who ventured out in hopes of a good catch. This quiet run will hopefully be disrupted by the upcoming full moon next Tuesday. The full moon phase is often associated with increased fish activity …

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Twenty-four seven jewfish

jewfish

The great thing about being a jewfish angler and living on the Northern Rivers of NSW is that jewfish are able to be caught 24 hours a day, seven days a week – as long as you are willing to be adaptable and change fishing styles and locations as the weather conditions dictate. The headlands around Iluka, Evans Head, Ballina …

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Top times in Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay

G’day crew, I trust you’ve been keeping well and enjoying the beautiful crisp mornings, blue-sky days and cold nights of the past few weeks. Tin Can Bay It sure is time to break out the Uggies and beanies – it is getting cold! On the note of beanies, you should pop in to the shop to see our new beanies, …

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Targeting Gold Coast cobia

cobia

This month it’s about one thing! Well, a few things but one species… cobia. This hard fighting, great eating and quite often very frustrating target is one of my favourite fish to enjoy on the inshore reefs over winter. So, with that said, let’s get stuck into a few frequently asked questions and basics to get you out on the …

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Review of zoning plan for Great Sandy Marine Park

zoning

The Queensland Government has undertaken a review of the zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park. Each marine park has a zoning plan that outlines the rules to manage the multiple activities that occur within each park and defines the locations of different zones, which in turn provide for different levels of protection and use. The Great Sandy Marine …

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Get involved in the depredation research

depredation

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are collaborating with Biopixel Oceans Foundation and James Cook University to undertake research into depredation. This occurs when a predator completely or partially consumes fish caught in fishing apparatus before it can be landed. Researchers are working with fishers to determine the extent of depredation, as well as which species are involved. Fishers who …

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Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

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Welcome to your weekly Sunshine Coast Fishing report. We are pumped that our little report is gaining such a big following on the coast! It’s been a pretty quiet week for fishing on the Sunshine Coast, with a few good catches for those willing to persist. Next week is looking cold and windy, with rain expected from late Sunday. Offshore …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

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Inshore fishing With some windy conditions this week it has sure made it difficult for anglers to head out and chase some of our common species along the inshore reefs. Saturday and Sunday both have minimal swell around the 0.4m mark however winds up to 15knots are expected most of Saturday dropping out to 10knots for the majority of Sunday. …

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