Fishing

Fishal recognition technology helps monitor commercial catches

fishal recognition spanner crabs

CUTTING-edge technology including fish image (fishal) recognition is being used to automatically collect information on commercial fishing in ground-breaking research funded by the Queensland Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the feasibility stage of the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research program had produced promising results. “The two successful applicants Anchor Lab and Fish-e have …

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Tackle Tactics acquires Platypus Fishing Lines

Tackle Tactics acquires Platypus Fishing Lines

TACKLE Tactics is proud to announce it has acquired iconic Australian brand Platypus Fishing Lines. Platypus products have been proudly Australian made and owned for over 120 years and it is Tackle Tactics’ intention to carry on this tradition of manufacturing these quality products in Australia. Platypus Fishing was started by George Ross, a Scottish rope maker, in 1898. The …

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Atomic Hardz Slappa

hardz slappa

ATOMIC Hardz is one of the most popular lure brands in Australia, producing an array of hard-bodied lures for all situations. The Atomic Slappa has just arrived and has quickly proven itself on Murray cod up to 70cm and larger bass for our ambassadors. Atomic’s Slappa is a classic surface crawler designed to make maximum disturbance on the water. It …

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Finding Faust barra

Faust

THERE is something addictive about broadening your fishing knowledge. Trying new techniques, chasing different species of fish and travelling to new areas allows you to become a better all-round angler. I’m lucky enough to call Lucinda in north Queensland my home and it offers an endless array of fishy options. Pretty much any tropical fish you can think of calls …

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Okuma Komodo SS 273 baitcast reel

komodo

THE Okuma Komodo SS Series of baitcast reels has made a name for itself in big fish circles, taking on species such as barramundi, Murray cod, PNG black bass and offshore jigging targets thanks to its stainless steel main gear, pinion gear, drive and spool shafts offering the ultimate power, combined with impressive drag outputs. The compact and much-anticipated 200 …

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Sportfishing fun on Gold Coast

sportfishing gold coast

HI everyone, at the time of writing we still haven’t had any decent rainfall here on the Gold Coast. I hope by the time you’re reading this we have had heaps. The dry conditions are really starting to make fishing a bit difficult. The best fishing since Christmas has been for marlin offshore and mangrove jack inshore. You can target …

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Queensland Government delivers key milestone in fisheries reform

queensland government

THE Queensland Government has delivered on a key plank of its 10-year, $20 million Sustainable Fisheries Strategy with the passage of new legislation in Parliament recently. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries) Bill made real changes in fisheries management possible for the first time. “These changes are a critical step in providing …

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Techniques for wading the flats

wading

ESTUARY flats are top fishing locations for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Estuary flats can be defined as anything from exposed to semi-exposed low tide sand flats in rivers and creeks to exposed tidal flats on the calm or western sides of Queensland’s big sand islands. Structure Not all exposed sand or tidal flats attract good numbers of …

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Surface feeding pelagics prevalent in Hervey Bay

surface feeding pelagic hervey bay

THE wind continues, but it has settled a bit. With the prevailing wind coming from the east, we’ve beem able to get out and catch fish. Plenty of bait has moved in closer to the shores of Fraser Island and it’s not too small, predominantly being white anchovies and blue pilchards. The dominant successful lures have been soft plastics and …

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Bassday Backfire popper

bassday backfire popper

BASSDAY makes some of the best Japanese lures available anywhere. The company’s expertise in the surface lure market is second to none, with the Sugapen one of the deadliest and best surface lures available. The newest creation, the Backfire, was originally designed for black porgy fish on Lake Hamana in Shizuoka, Japan, but it has proven itself in local conditions …

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