Mixed bags in estuaries around Brisbane

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Brisbane River The Brisbane River has been on fire this year, with large numbers of threadfin salmon and jewies caught regularly. Threadfin have been schooling at the mouth of the river at different times. Being on the water regularly will help you work out a pattern, but it has been pretty hit and miss at times. It can get boring …

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Australia suspends raw prawn imports

raw prawn imports suspended

Australia is cracking down on green prawn imports following suspected deliberate contravening of the nation’s strict biosecurity controls. Criminal charges are being pursued against one importer, with another four under investigation. “Australia’s $358 million prawn industry must be protected and not put at risk by the careless and selfish acts of a few,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said. “I …

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Update on white spot disease in SEQ

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BIOSECURITY Queensland has completed destruction activities in all production ponds on all the white spot disease infected premises in the Logan River area. In accordance with the nationally agreed emergency animal disease response plan, all ponds on infected premises must be destocked. The priority is to protect the immediate environment and the broader industry from any potential source of infection …

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Barramundi Will be Hooked on Revitalised Fishways

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SOMETHING fishy is happening at the Gooseponds in North Mackay. Council is about to commence work on a project aimed at improving fish passage between the Gooseponds and the region’s estuaries. Cr Fran Fordham said two fishways at the Gooseponds would be the focus of remediation works. “Council will be undertaking significant rehabilitation works to the vertical slot fishway upstream of …

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Bream and Bass on Surface

I like a lure that dives quickly, and something that dives to about 2m is ideal. You want to have a mixture of floating and suspending lures in your tackle box. Which lure you use will depend on the structure you are fishing around. When targeting bass, I use lures between 40mm and 70mm in length, however they will take bigger lures. I prefer …

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Topwater Tactics for Estuary Species

A wobbling wrist means a wobbling rod tip and your stickbait will start working with a short and sharp left to right movement commonly referred to as ‘walking the dog’. In fact, some small surface lures are branded as ‘dog walkers’. When whiting are pursuing my surface lures I find it important to maintain my composure and keep the action rolling …

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Sunshine Coast Kayaking and Fishing

Another kayak fishing option is targeting rivers or tight water. Nothing is better than taking the kayak to a new spot and exploring a narrow, untouched waterway. Viking’s Profish GT kayak is designed for anglers looking for a versatile, compact and easily managed setup. The Tackle Pod in the middle of the Viking is an angler’s dream and allows you to pack away …

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Land-Based Fishing Around Brisbane

I don’t mind fishing this location with the kids because often they’ll be preoccupied with building sand castles anyway. It’s also great because I don’t have to worry about dingoes or four-wheel-drives on the beach. When land-based fishing you sometimes really have to put in the hard yards and try several areas, but it’s a great way to while away the …

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Pointers from Pilgrimage to Hinchinbrook

MY family and I recently made our annual trip to Hinchinbrook Island in north Queensland. The best barra of the trip (caught by yours truly) was landed off the bank at night. Good thing there weren’t any snapping handbags around because to land it I had to stand in the water. Yes I know the dangers of crocodiles but we didn’t have …

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