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Hot action forecast for cooler months

Hi folks… so, this month I’ll give a bit of a summary on fishing some of my regular target species over the past month or so, along with a forecast for the month of July and winter. Moreton Bay As I reported in my detailed article last month, winter whiting are a great target species in the colder months and …

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Tackling Moreton Bay over winter

Moreton Bay

WINTER has arrived in the Moreton Bay region and has brought with it a host of targeted species! Tailor started showing up around the beginning of June and the numbers and sizes have been getting much better. The average sizes caught have been in the late 40 to mid-50cm range, which gives you a great fish to cook up – …

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Fantastic flathead fishing

Flathead

WINTER has kicked off with a bang and so has the fishing! Fantastic flathead The cold temperature has certainly brought the winter species on the chew and this month things should be even better. The rainfall we have had this year has discoloured most systems and the dirty water has hung around, so a lot of fish have been congregating …

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Bêche-de-mer in the Torres Strait

Qld Fisheries

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) Officers from Cairns assisted the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) with compliance during the opening of the black teatfish fishery in the Torres Strait. Bêche-de-mer This commercial fishery is managed by the Australian Government and is only able to be fished by traditional inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands.     Fishing for this …

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DAF stocking groups message

As you may be aware both the stocked impoundment permit and freshwater working groups occurred in mid-May, with a number of discussion topics. Fisheries Queensland Communiques will have been released for your information. Fisheries Queensland is also on the lookout for opportunities to promote fishing and stocking around Queensland. You may have noticed more of our articles appearing in fishing …

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Hooked on Miles Fishing Classic 2022 wrap up

What a weekend! Hooked on Miles The Miles District Fishing and Recreation Club would like to thank our sponsors, visitors, competitors and volunteers for making the Hooked on Miles Fishing Classic a great success. We had 115 people register to compete in our fishing event, held at Karingal Reserve in Miles over the Labour Day long weekend. Competitors fished throughout …

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Mini Qld lap – Following the coast home

After leaving the crystal blue waters of the Whitsundays, the plan was to spot-hop along the coast until we reached Gladstone, where my wife and daughters would fly home and I would spend a few days fishing with Team Cruise Craft. Exploring It’s moments such as these that having a very understanding wife is great… though my stay in Gladstone …

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Ironman 4×4 Folding Fire Pit

With more camping areas and caravan parks requiring visitors to maintain their campfires in a purpose-built fire pit, it is worth considering having a collapsible fire pit in your collection of camping gear. The Ironman 4×4 new collapsible fire pit has been designed with practicality and functionality, front of mind.     Size always matters The two sizes that matter …

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An overview of our estuarine crocodiles

The saltwater crocodile is a large and opportunistic hypercarnivorous apex predator. It ambushes most of its prey and then drowns or swallows it whole. It is capable of prevailing over almost any animal that enters its territory, including other apex predators such as sharks, varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish including pelagic species, invertebrates such as crustaceans, various reptiles, birds, …

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New dusky flathead and lobster rules

NSW introduces new dusky flathead and lobster recreational fishing rules – effective 1 August 2022. From 1 August 2022 there are new recreational fishing rules for dusky flathead and lobster in NSW. This follows a comprehensive community consultation process which showed strong community support for the proposed changes. The new changes for recreational fishers (line fishers and spear fishers) are: …

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