Freshwater

Mount Isa’s Fishing Classic a Community Affair

A sometimes unknown fact about one of outback Queensland’s most iconic annual events, the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic, is it’s 100 percent a fundraising activity organised by a volunteer community organisation… an impressive undertaking considering its size and reputation. Also a ritual for many locals, the Moondarra Fishing Classic is a true community affair. Co-event manager George Fortune said: “Further …

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Countdown on to QLD’s Richest Freshwater Fishing Event

WITH less than four weeks remaining until all the action of the 2015 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic commences, organiser Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group is kicking things into high gear. Requiring hundreds of hours in volunteer man power to turn what is famously crowned as Queensland’s richest freshwater fishing event into a reality, the organising committee is busily preparing everything …

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Impoundment barra on the bite

The hot name on the Australian lure market at the moment is Zerek Innovation. Brought into Australia by Wilson Fishing, Zerek is a market leader in many fishing applications. New products such as the Zerek Skittish Dog, Fish Trap, Surger and Tango Shad were recently released at the Australian Fishing Trade Association show on the Gold Coast. In the coming months we …

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Smoking hot bass bite

Simply tie up to a tree, drop your bait to the bottom and slowly move it up and down. It won’t be long before you get a bite. Trollers have also done quite well on the yellowbelly in the timber of the Boyne and Stuart arms while towing smaller deep-diving hard-bodies. Make sure you take a tackle retriever with you because you’re …

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Freshwater fish stocking kicks off across NSW

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has announced the start of the 2015/16 fish stocking season, which will see millions of fish released into NSW waterways to maintain and enhance our inland recreational fisheries. To kick start the highly anticipated freshwater fish-stocking season, Department of Primary Industries fish hatchery staff last week released up to 50,000 juvenile Australian bass into Glennies …

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Community meeting to discuss Queensland fishing rules

Local fishers are invited to an information evening to discuss local fishing issues and Queensland fishing rules. The information evening will be held at the Australian Hotel (Grey St, St George) on August 27, 2015 from 6.30pm. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Coby Walker said a number of changes to Queensland’s freshwater fishing rules came into effect from …

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Iconic Keitech Mary River report

Luke and Callum also used O.S.P High Pitchers to attract the attention of the bass lurking in the undercut banks. Fishing 10lb straight-through fluorocarbon, the anglers pitched as close as possible to the edges and noticed the bass took the lure within the first two cranks. Hobie Kayak Series Peter Bostock, a BCF manager from Brisbane, had a plan to …

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Spillway gates removed from Leslie Harrison Dam

THE four spillway gates previously used to control outflows from Leslie Harrison Dam have been removed as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program. Seqwater chief executive officer Peter Dennis said the gate removal was part of the ongoing program of work at the dam, which supplies about 25 percent of Redland City’s drinking water. “Last year we lowered the lake level …

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Weekend away yakking for yellowbelly

This time, however, the section seemed almost stagnant and quite fishless. After working our way through several shallow sections and dragging the yaks over numerous log jams, we popped out into a decent-looking pool. Sadly, this pool only yielded a bass each for James and I. One interesting meeting we had was with a farmer and his wife who we …

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