Wonderful whiting on the way

wonderful whiting

BOTH the air and water temps are warming and this means a lot of us will be looking forward to wonderful whiting fishing in the Nerang and Coomera rivers. While you can catch whiting all year round on the Gold Coast, it is at this time of year when they become more plentiful and easier to find. For the next …

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King of the River a success

king of the river

KEPPEL Bay Sportfishing Club, in conjunction with the Criterion Hotel, hosted a cracker king threadfin competition on the Fitzroy River in late August. Participants said they had a very enjoyable time and are really looking forward to next year. With the Fitzroy River net free for almost three years, expectations were high for plenty of fish. However, the report from …

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Okuma Epixor XT spinning reel

okuma epixor xt

THE 2018 iF Design Award-winning Okuma Epixor XT spinning reel offers anglers stylish design, quality build, performance plus and a load of features at an extremely affordable price. In short, more bang for your buck. The build includes Okuma’s C-40X long-strand carbon fibre technology, which is a substantially stronger composite than standard graphite. At 25 percent lighter, 50 percent stronger …

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Devil in the deep blue sea a rare sight

blue devil fish

VIDEO footage of a rare, protected fish in water almost twice the depth it is thought to inhabit has raised questions about how marine life is responding to climate change and how much we really know about the deep ocean. Marine biologists from the University of Wollongong have taken the first verifiable recording of a rare, protected fish in water …

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Bowen Family Fishing Classic this weekend!

bowen family fishing classic 2018

JUST like Bowen, the Bowen Family Fishing Classic is about more than fishing – it’s a time for the family to relax and be entertained, play, win and enjoy outdoor recreational activities for the weekend. The Iron Jack XXXX Beach Party gets under way from midday on Saturday, September 22 when the amusement rides roar to life, followed by the …

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Fishing freedom off Fraser Island

fishing off fraser red emperor

AFTER a few trips off the Gold Coast with only a few snapper caught, the weather gods looked down on us with very good days. We were watching for a decent weather window to head north out of Wide Bay Bar and hit the red emperor grounds off Fraser Island. As the weekend approached, we saw a run of light …

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Lockout stopped: NSW Government drops plans for fishing lockouts

nsw lockouts dropped

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has announced the state government won’t introduce planned fishing lockouts at 25 new marine park sites. The NSW government has performed another backflip, this time ditching a proposed ban on fishing at 25 new marine park sites between Newcastle and Wollongong. Just weeks after the government announced the proposal to create the aquatic parks, …

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Fish attractors to ‘reely’ help anglers

fish attractors daf qld

STORIES of the ‘one that got away’ might become a thing of the past for Toowoomba anglers thanks to an Australian-first program to install fish attractors in Cressbrook Dam. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Senior Fisheries Biologist Andrew Norris said fish attractors were specially built structures designed by DAF researchers to attract fish. “Fish attractors mimic natural habitat such as …

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New mulloway rules in NSW

new mulloway rules nsw

THE NSW Government is working with fishers to ensure the future of one of NSW’s most prized fish species. Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said mulloway is a highly regarded sportfish and an important commercial species. “In 2013, the NSW Government introduced a recovery plan with a number of new rules to halt the decline of mulloway stock and …

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Lake Boondooma pre-fish proves worthwhile in B.A.S.S. comp

lake boondooma bass fishing comp

LAST month I wrote about my pre-fish for the B.A.S.S. Australia Nation round to be held at Lake Boondooma. The pre-fish certainly paid off because I ended up in third place, which I was absolutely pumped about. So in this article I’m going to run you through how I went about the tournament. On the official pre-fish day I headed …

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