Mt Crosby new vehicle bridge is open to traffic


The new Mount Crosby Vehicle Bridge is open, providing a more flood-resilient connection across the Brisbane River for local traffic. Approximately three metres higher than the existing weir bridge, and with a combination steel and concrete guardrail design to better withstand flooding, the new bridge provides a more flood-resilient route and will deliver improved traffic flow over the Brisbane River …

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Quilted oyster doonas bring versatility to shellfish restoration


OzFish Unlimited continues to innovate the shellfish revolution with the upcoming trial of quilted oyster doonas, set to bring an added layer of versatility to restoration projects. OzFish Unlimited senior special projects officer shellfish revolution Robbie Porter, who invented the quilted oyster doonas, said: “No one has ever done something like this before and we think it could be really …

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Catching squid – basic techniques

Catching squid

CATCHING squid is one of my favourite forms of light tackle fishing. It presents a unique challenge involving slightly different gear, plus the results are delicious.  Though a boat will often dominate the photos you see of squid catches, you can have just as much fun catching them from the shore, and there are a lot of dedicated shore-based squid fishos …

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Hardstand is hard luck for some


Noticed the number of boats on hardstands or in dealerships awaiting service personnel and or parts for repairs? It’s becoming a more common sight. And that’s not taking into account the boats sitting on trailers at home, on a pontoon or in a marina berth and going nowhere safely until some mechanical or technical problem is resolved. Want something fixed? …

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DRAFT re-zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park – have your say

OCT 9, 2022 —  The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance welcomes the long-awaited release of the DRAFT re-zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park. You can view the full details here – https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/marine-parks/zoning/gsmp The proposed changes are described in a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement, now available for consultation until midnight 23 October 2022. You can review the proposed changes here – …

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Quality flathead test Tin Can Bay anglers


G’day crew, sorry I’ve missed the past couple of months. Between the shop, work, kids, sick kids, a new kid, Covid, staffing issue and life in general… sometimes things get a bit hectic. But hey, we’re still smiling and sneaking out for an occasional fish. With August and September behind us and the days starting to warm up, you can …

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Endangered White’s Seahorse Released in Botany Bay!

Last week, following a three-year ongoing collaboration between DPI, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, UTS: University of Technology Sydney and Gamay Rangers – Botany Bay along with the UNSW, 111 captive-bred White’s seahorses were released into Seahorse Hotels in Botany Bay. The release marks the third successful release of the White’s Seahorse into the wild. The Seahorse Hotels, which were installed …

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Mercury Marine launches a savings special just in time for summer

mercury marine

Mercury Marine has launched a savings special just in time for summer on a range of portable outboard engines. Available from participating dealers, Mercury is offering discounts on selected 3.5hp, 5hp, 6hp, 9.9hp, 15hp and 20hp manual start (MH) and manual start long shaft tiller (MLH) EFI FourStroke engines. If you’re tired of fishing off the beach, rocks and kayaks …

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Successful tail surveys on K’gari (Fraser Island)

Another successful tailor survey season for our monitoring team on K’gari (Fraser Island) this year! Our team sampled 483 catches and measured 4881 fish. 1227 fish skeletons were donated, allowing us to collect 370 otoliths (fish ear bones). These donations help us keep a close eye on tailor stocks and ensure their sustainability. Find out how we process otoliths to …

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Quintrex unveils revolution new outboard engine – Rotax


BRP transforms boating experience – a distinctive holistic design from bow to stern BOMBARDIER Recreational Products is shaking up the boating industry with fully redesigned Quintrex boats featuring the all-new Rotax outboard engine with stealth technology. Disappearing under the boat and engineered not to be seen or felt, this new engine technology is a game-changer. The model year 2023 Quintrex …

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