Boating

Hitting the Barrier Reef these school holidays?

FISHERS heading out to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the school holidays are reminded to pick up a free zoning map and keep an eye on their location before dropping a line. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority field operations manager Mark Read said it’s an ideal time for locals or visitors to explore the wonders of the …

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BRP and Telwater renew BMT partnership

BRP and Telwater have agreed to continue their partnership producing factory-backed and fitted boat, motor and trailer packages for the Australian market for an additional three years. Since 2011, the partnership between Telwater and BRP has provided Australian boat owners with complete BMT packages that offer the highest level of innovation and quality on the market. During this period, Evinrude …

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Tweed Coast Marine moves to bigger and better location

TCM is the sole Australian dealership for Misty Harbor Pontoons – which you would likely have seen on the Gold Coast waterways – and delivers to all states. The versatile leisure pontoons offer sizes to board nine to 16 people, providing fun for all the family and catering for barbecues, fishing, water sports and leisurely days. The largest triple pontoon …

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Win big with Coastal Powerboats

COASTAL Powerboats has announced one of the biggest competitions in the marine industry. Buy a boat, motor and trailer package from Coastal Powerboats before August 9, 2015 to go in the draw to have a chance to win $100,000 cash, $10,000 cash or a ProCraft tinnie full of beer and with a Suzuki motor. So if you’re in the market …

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Sea Adex Armour 45

In saying that, the Armour 45 has a massive amount of storage, with plenty of room to stow a number of items. The front storage hatch is huge, though I think some little ‘keeper’ walls on the sides to prevent things rolling off may have made the shelf section a bit more user friendly. However if you want to store …

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Abusive fisher fined $9700

“Three commercial (monofilament) mesh nets were found and while the defendant had previously been licensed as a commercial fisher, his licence had been revoked and as such, he was not authorised to be in possession of the nets.” The defendant was charged for five offences under the Fisheries Act, fined $6000 for obstructing officers and $3700 for possession of illegal …

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Lee Rayner selects Mercury FourStrokes

AFTER running two-stroke outboards for eight years, high-profile fishing expert Lee Rayner decided to change up to more modern technology – and he’s selected Mercury. Lee, who’s currently presenting the hit national show Fishing Edge on Channel 10 and ONE, said he did his homework before deciding that Mercury was the way to go. “This is my profession so I …

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Bundaberg crab bust – fisher fined $13,300

“The crabber had a total of nine pots in his possession and on closer inspection, they were found to contain 40 female mud crabs and seven undersized mud crabs. “Officers seized the excess crab pots and returned the crabs to the water alive.” Mr Bowness said regulated product must be immediately sorted and released at the point of capture and …

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Cruise Craft appoints Victorian dealer

CRUISE Craft has announced the appointment of respected Melbourne boat dealer Streaker Boats as the sole and exclusive dealer for the complete range of their boats. The appointment is effective immediately and will see a solid range of Cruise Craft models on the Streaker Boats stand at the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show. Cruise Craft national sales and marketing manager Peter …

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