Tips for catching sand whiting


Hi everyone, well we are coming towards the end of a hot, wet and windy summer, which is a relief! On the plus side, the fishing has been epic. I know I’ve been talking about sand whiting a lot lately but this month I will share again some tips for targeting these hard-fighting and delicious fish. Summer rainfall at the …

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Moura Muddy Water Classic Fishing Competition


It’s getting close to that time of the year again, when we pack up the gear and head to the Dawson River at Moura. The weekend of April 13-14 is the Muddy Water Classic Fishing Competition – always a great weekend of fun, fishing and mixing with friends. Run by the Moura Fish Stocking Group Inc that, with the support …

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Northern Territory must act to protect barramundi fishery


The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory, the peak body representing the recreational fishing sector in the Northern Territory, is calling for urgent weight-based barramundi catch quotas to be introduced for key Top End catchments, including the Daly River and Roper River. This follows concerns that commercial fishers were targeting bigger harvests from important recreational and Traditional fishing areas, …

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Fabulous fishing in the Whitsundays


Put yourself here – turquoise waters stretching towards a horizon dotted with emerald islands, the sun warming your skin as you stand on the deck of a sleek boat, anticipation running through your veins. Suddenly, a line screaming taut – the fight is on. The ocean erupts in a flurry of shimmering scales and primal power. This is game fishing …

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Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report


Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast fishing report. Unsuitable fishing conditions have continued this week, with rain and wind hampering many efforts to wet a line. There have been a few decent breaks in the weather, which has seen a few fishos finally manage to sneak offshore. We are starting to see an improvement in river fishing, however more rain …

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NSW eastern blue groper rule changes


New eastern blue groper fishing rule changes From March 1 2024, taking eastern blue groper by any method, including line fishing, is prohibited as part of a 12-month trial, to ensure greater protection of this iconic species. During the 12-month trial, DPI Fisheries are consulting with stakeholders and the broader community on longer term changes to eastern blue groper fishing …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report


Burnett River The Burnett has had a really good week of fishing, plenty of small grunter have been around the rocky structures and bridges in the Town Reach area. These fish have ate whole prawns and small soft plastics or soft vibes. The rock bars and bridges have also produced some great quality flathead, cod and jack this week. Live baits …

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Cracking catches on Capricorn Coast


This month I was going to cover the Shimano King of Kings competition but unfortunately, I’ve run out of time. Keep an eye out for an in-depth run-down next month. For this issue, we’ll have a good look around at what’s been happening locally. With the warmer weather, the estuaries have all been about grunter, fingermark, mangrove jack and barramundi. …

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Great fishing from close-in reefs


Autumn has arrived and with it hopefully some reprieve from the constant heat we had during January and February. reefs During February, strong wind was the norm, with only small breaks in the constant blustery conditions allowing people to sneak out wider. This restricted most people to the harbour, rivers, creeks and inshore reefs and headlands around the region. With …

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Invisible invaders of our waterways


Each time you go fishing, it’s an opportunity to make a difference and the Fish For Life – Keep It Clean campaign encourages you to commit to this environmental stewardship. When you dedicate your time to cleaning up shorelines and riverbanks, you prevent plastic and debris from harming marine life and inspire others to follow. Discarded rubbish pollutes our waterways, …

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