Fishing

Repeat offender cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing activity

A WOODRIDGE man was recently found guilty in Southport Magistrates’ Court for illegal fishing activities, and was fined $15,000. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol was conducting inspections last year on the northern section of the Gold Coast, when Fisheries officers caught the man with four unmarked crab pots, seven undersize male mud crabs, five female mud crabs, and one undersize …

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Boat seized from two Darling River fishers caught netting

darling river illegal fishing

NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries officers recently conducted a surveillance operation on the Darling River upstream of Menindee, where they apprehended two males from Broken Hill. Fisheries officers alleged they observed the two men, aged 64 and 67, using a gill net to take fish from the waters of the Darling River. DPI’s director of fisheries compliance Patrick Tully …

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Big GTs on topwater lures and micro jigs

Surface fishing is so visual, with massive explosive strikes and the ability to see fish chasing after your lure, swiping at it, following it all the way back to the boat and sometimes smashing it just as you’re about to lift the lure out of the water. Micro jigging is so much fun too, with the fish hitting the jigs …

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JML Anglers Alliance St Clair Classic

JML Anglers Alliance

He used a Shimano Stradic on a Millerods Control Freak and rigged the plastic on a Berkley 1/6oz Dam Deep jig head. Rounding out the top three was Dean Silvester who claimed another cheque and also the Samurai Angler of the Year title, making this his third in four years. The question now remains, is Dean the best angler Australia …

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Tough competition in Bundaberg’s VMR Family Fishing Classic

If only the fishing heated up as fast as we did, quickly taking our layers of warm clothing off as the sun slowly rose above the horizon. Nearly an hour had passed with no sizeable fish coming over the side, let alone going in the Esky. We hopped between the nearby waypoints until we finally began catching a couple of …

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Vic McCristal Sportfishing Writer Scholarship recipients announced

Sportfishing Writer

With an additional scholarship awarded, Warren Steptoe was called upon to join Bill Bowtell and Adam Royle to lend a mentoring hand and gladly accepted the offer. ANSA Qld vice president and fellow mentor Adam Royle said, “Warren is a respected member of the sportfish writing fraternity and is a welcome addition to the pool of mentors available for our …

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Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1

Anglers at Fraser Island are reminded to ensure they fish outside the closed waters area that runs between Indian Head and Waddy Point during the annual fishing closure. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Greg Bowness said the closure was in place from midday 1 August to midday 30 September 2017. “During the closure, all fishing is prohibited on …

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