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Flatties, queenies, GTs and jacks


G’day crew, as always, I trust you’ve been keeping well, staying out of trouble and able to wet a line over the past few weeks. Personally, I’ve been too busy in the shop recently to be causing any trouble. With the Easter school break and a few public holidays thrown in, the town has had its fair share of visitors. …

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Lowrance’s new Eagle fishfinder


A world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, Lowrance recently announced Eagle, the latest offering in the brand’s entry level fishfinder/chartplotter line-up. Featuring newly designed high-definition enhanced sonar, with FishReveal technology and detailed C-MAP charting including Genesis Live, Eagle is Lowrance’s most accessible fishfinder yet. Navico Group vice-president and general manager fishing systems Jeremiah Clark said, “Eagle brings Lowrance’s high-definition sonar …

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Dobyns Mike Bucca Bull Shad Rod


Mike Bucca has been a long-time staffer and close friend of Gary Dobyn’s since Dobyns Rods first started. Mike’s love for swimbait fishing led him to start his own swimbait company in 2007. He named his baits and company Bull Shad. These baits quickly filled a niche in the swimbait world. The Bull Shad baits range from 4” to 11” …

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Snapper and pearl perch closure


The snapper and pearl perch closure in southeast Queensland for 2024 is a critical conservation measure aimed at protecting these vulnerable fish species. The closure period, mandated by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, is part of a broader strategy to ensure the sustainability of these species. Background and reasons for the closure Snapper and pearl perch are key …

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NSW prawns remain safe to eat


NSW prawns remain safe for human consumption and consumers can continue to purchase NSW prawns from local seafood suppliers. Last month NSW DPI and the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness has confirmed detections of White Spot in wild-caught school prawns near the Evans River (on 8 May) and Richmond River (on 25 May). As a result, a Biosecurity Control Order …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report


Inshore Fishing We have certainly had a cracking run of weather again this week and the weekend is also looking primo! Plenty of really good sized spanish, grunter and snapper are being caught on our inshore reefs! The spanish have been best targeted in the early mornings and late afternoons as this is when they are higher up in the …

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Luring monster flathead tips


Hi everyone, this month we’ve seen a big spike in winter species in the Gold Coast Broadwater. Large numbers of flathead, tailor, squid, flounder, bream, squire, winter whiting and other species can all be caught on lures, which makes the next three months my favourite period of the year for fishing. The amazing run of sand whiting locally has been …

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Berkley Shimma Pro-Rig


The Berkley Shimma Pro-Rig is built for big fish that pull hard. Fitted with a removable weighted hook, a single Owner STX Taff Wire treble and a Hyper Wire split ring, this bait is an out-of-the-packet solution for prized fish such as jewfish, barramundi and Murray cod. With a thick body profile and a tapered off paddle tail, the Shimma …

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When to upgrade your trailer by Move


For over two decades, Move Boat Trailers have continued to invest in providing an array of trailers to suit a wide range of personal watercraft, fibreglass, aluminium and plate boats available on the market. New boat sales are said to be on a steady incline, increasing by 50 percent every year in Australia, with 62 percent being aluminium and 33 …

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Suzuki DF60A outboard


Compact, lightweight and fuel-efficient, the DF60A is a powerful, quick and economical outboard that has the largest reduction gear ratio in its class. 941CC inline 3-cylinder DOHC engine Suzuki’s vast experience in designing and manufacturing four-stroke engines for motorcycle, automotive and marine use is unrivalled. In drawing upon this wealth of knowledge, Suzuki engineers designed an inline three-cylinder engine with …

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