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Local flathead and snapper action

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The water around the southern bay islands is getting clearer, but is still rather dirty, especially when we start going south of Macleay Island. So over the past month we’ve tried to concentrate on areas north of that, looking for cleaner water. To achieve this, I’ve only been fishing incoming tides, staying away from the outgoing tides. This means we …

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Tackling ghost gear in Aussie waters

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Fisheries in northern Australia are experiencing the negative impact of abandoned, lost and discarded crab pots. In collaboration with OceanEarth Foundation, through its Ghostnets Australia program, OzFish has launched the ‘Great Aussie Crab Pot Recovery’, to recover these ghost pots and find a preventative solution. Ghost gear Crab pots used incorrectly or left in the water when not being used …

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Join Redland Bay Amateur Fishing Club

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The Redland Bay Amateur Fishing Club caters to fishos of all skill levels. Founded 30 years ago by a few enthusiasts at the Redland Bay pub, the club has grown into a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for the outdoors and fishing. The clubhouse for the RBAFC, located at 247-257 Esplanade Redland Bay, boasts a two-storey viewing …

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Capricorn Coast Shimano King of Kings

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As promised last month, we are looking into everything that happened back in early February at the Shimano King of Kings Capricorn competition. First, a big congratulations to all of the organisers, who put together an awesome event again. This year saw record-breaking numbers, with plenty of new teams registering to be part of the fun. One hundred team nominations …

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Mercury portable outboards savings

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Mercury Marine is bringing incredible value to the waterscape with big savings on offer on selected four-stroke portable outboard models. Available from participating dealers until April 26, 2024, Mercury’s ‘unrivalled performance, unmatched reliability’ portable sale offers discounts on 2.5, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.9, 15, 20, 25 and 30hp four-stroke outboard engines. Including both manual and electric start, and …

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Fishing in Tin Can Bay

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G’day crew, where is this year going? I hope you are all well and have been able to wet a line over the past few weeks in between the crazy heat and rainy days we’ve had. Despite the town seeming to be a little quiet recently, it was all systems go in the shop, even with the weather not really …

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Maximising mackerel mayhem

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Hi everyone, sorry I missed an article last month. Right on crunch time, when it was due, I had my appendix removed. A very common procedure I know, yet it had me out of action for a couple of weeks, on doctor’s orders. I’m still on light duties, though the doc did say I could go fishing… if I had …

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Broadwater Easter fishing trips

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After a rainy week the sun has come out finally, and the forecast looks ok for the Easter weekend. Nerang river has got quite dirty again but the fishing will still be good for whiting, bream, grunter, and flathead using yabbies, beach worms, and flashy colour lures. At Tweed river Brad reports that it was a bit tricky to work …

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Big fines for possessing threatened fish species

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Failing to identify threatened species of fish combined with a poor understanding of the fishing rules has proven costly for several people fishing on the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers in the states southwest. A total of $15,000 in fines has been handed out to individuals during the month of February and the beginning of March who have been found in …

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MSQ is urging boaties to stay safe these Easter holidays

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Martime Safety Queensland compliance officers will be on the water these holidays enforcing regulations around speeding and life jackets. MSQ’s summer holiday patrols saw high rates of boaties exceeding legal speed limits and not complying with life jacket rules. Most recreational boating deaths involve people not wearing life jackets. Maritime Safety Queensland is urging boaties to stay safe these Easter …

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