Fraser Island

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day! Did you know about 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by oceans? That’s one of the many reasons it’s so important to protect our seas. Sustainable fisheries are just one way we can ensure our oceans stay healthy, so future generations can enjoy fishing as much as we do. World Oceans Day is an international …

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Basking in bait ball action

WELL, it’s that time of the month again – where I whinge about the weather and how tough the fishing has been! Yes, the weather has been tough that’s for sure, and from most reports it’s the same up and down the coast. I find spring is often quite volatile. Heavy from the north as the temperature rises and then …

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Tuna back in Hervey Bay

AT the time of writing, tuna have slowly made a start in the bay. Though the catches have been quite patchy and not in substantial numbers, there have been enough all the same. The majority are mack tuna and a few longtail have made their presence felt in mixed schools, with most fish being less than 90cm in length. tuna …

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Tough conditions on Fraser Island

MY second Fraser Island trip this year was a particularly challenging trip for a few reasons. We had weed along most of the eastern beach, while on the western side we had regular strong northwest or southwest wind blowing in our faces. But all was not lost. On the eastern beach, we tested the water by doing quick gutter hopping …

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Family fun at Fraser Island

IT is that time of year again, with my family and I just returning from four nights at Eurong Beach Resort on Fraser Island. This resort is located about an hour’s drive from the ferry landing at Kingfisher Resort, and slightly less coming from Hook Point on the bottom of the island. Eurong Beach Resort The two-bedroom apartment we stayed …

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Tuna and trevally biting at Hervey Bay

Tuna

WINTER is definitely here now. Very cold weather in May made temperatures drop quick. Sharks seem to be less active or not present, I can’t really be sure. Best of all, restrictions have been lifted to allow travel around Queensland. Hope this kicks a few more punters my way. Typical winter species have started to move and it’s exciting to …

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Impromptu trip to Fraser with the fam

impromptu trip

HI, it’s Craig Tomkinson here. Before we get into my pre-COVID-19 impromptu trip to Fraser Island with the family… how was the late rain season? It turned up like it does most years, when school starts back for first term. We had fantastic soaking rain as well as some very heavy downpours. About 200-400mm has fallen around the area so far. We only …

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Camping closures for Easter 2020 in Queensland

Kedron Moreton Island

Camping Closures – As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 applies until 30 June 2020 or unless otherwise advised. Four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks …

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4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

tips for Fraser

REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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Fun Fraser Island 4WD adventure

fraser island 4wd

Something that stood out for us during the trip was the koala ferns. We had never seen such amusing ferns. This beautiful species of flora is native to Australia and definitely the softest plant I have ever touched. All we wanted to do was reach out and pat them as we drove past. With such mixed reviews regarding travel times …

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