Fishing

Illegal casts nets seized on Tweed

cast nets seized

Fisheries Officers responded to a report made to the Fishers Watch Report Line about a person using a cast net in the Tweed River. Upon arriving at the location, officers found that the primary target had departed the area a short time earlier. To show a presence, our officers then proceeded to conduct a high profile patrol of the area …

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WTF and closed season options

Last month was the tenth anniversary Women That Fish Barra Classic, run on the mighty Fitzroy River. The masterminds behind the WTF comp, Shara Van Haren and Kalana Thomas, need to take a bow for the quality event they have put so much hard work into. We have been involved with this competition in the past and it has been …

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SCF Australia fishing competition

SCF Australia competition

The SCF Australia Garmin Research and Fishing Competition was held at the start of September. My friend Phil and I decided to have another go it at this year. In 2020, we targeted a lot of different species and ended up missing out on a few prizes by a centimetre or two. This year we came up with a good …

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Tips for land-based flathead

land-based flathead

Nothing beats catching quality fish while having your feet planted firmly in saltwater and sand. Sometimes, when I can’t be bothered loading the kayak or hitching the boat up, I head down to the water’s edge and flick a plastic around, it’s an excellent way to round out a weekend afternoon or break up the weekday grind. land-based flathead My …

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Seventeen Seventy BnB Trophy

Seventeen Seventy Trophy

Despite the grim weather forecast for the start of the week, most members headed north early on the Saturday hoping for a Sunday pre-fish session before kicking back for a few days waiting for another window of opportunity. Sunday turned it on with most boats at the ramp at about 4.30am, eager to be first to their secret spot. Seventeen …

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Electric action at Hinchinbrook

Electric action Hinchinbrook

Each year I manage to get up to Lucinda for few days. This year my brother and I planned the trip around a great set of tides in late August. We have found fish bite a lot better around a larger tide coinciding with a new or full moon. Over the past few years we have been very lucky with …

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Warm water options

Warm water options

Sadly, for we keen beach fishos, the winter and early spring season is finishing up. However, at the time of writing – nearly the middle of October – there are encouraging signs that tailor are continuing on, with great catches at Fraser Island and by Brad Smith’s Fishing Charters in the Broadwater estuary. Flathead are another fish that will slow …

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RAP Reminder: We Want Your Frames!

kingfish

As the weather starts to warm and the pelagic fish start to move, many anglers will hopefully start to see more kingfish entering their local waters around NSW. Along with being a fantastic sportfish, kingies are also great on the plate. If you do keep one for the table, you can donate the frame to the RAP to get the …

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Tips for targeting tuna

targeting tuna

The windy weather continues here on the Fraser coast. But we now have a northerly wind in the mix too – which is regular at this time of year as the temperature climbs to summer levels. The fishing however has not built to match. targeting tuna Usually I would encounter many schools of hungry surface-feeding mack and a few longtail …

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Fishing local systems and familiar territories

local familiar territories

Our ever-evolving reality in these ‘interesting’ times has changed our perception of many aspects of life. Many of us had fishing trips to venues far afield routinely scheduled for our angling year before ‘travel restrictions’ and ‘border closures’ became part of our vocabulary. Living so close to Queensland’s southern border meant that NSW waters were regular haunts for thousands of …

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