Fishing

New Shimano Nexave reel line-up

shimano nexave reel

THE Shimano Nexave spin reels represent great value for money for an entry-level series, perfect for newcomers and kids who need the right start in fishing. There are five models in this new FE series, from 1000 through to C5000 sizes, with the 3000 HGFE and the 5000 HGFE being of compact body design. The cold forged aluminium spool with …

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Clarifying discussions about fisheries reform process and possession limits

fisheries reform possession limits

Dear all, There has been quite a lot of discussion about possession limits across the recreational fishing network recently and I just wanted to reiterate a few important points (and dispel a few pieces of misinformation that seem to be getting around): NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. There continue to be comments that Fisheries Queensland has already decided on what …

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Great prizes the lure for 2018 SCIBS ‘Fly Scoot’ Bream Shoot Out

scibs fly scoot bream shoot out

In 2018, SCIBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone event, and to celebrate, Burty said the prize pool for this year’s fishing tournament is significant, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Scoot Airlines and Shimano. First prize will see the winning team reel in return flights to Thailand flying Scoot Airlines departing from any major city in Australia and …

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Devices help breathe life into the Mackay Gooseponds

mackay gooseponds

THE fish in Mackay’s Gooseponds will be able to breathe a little easier thanks to the help of some innovative new equipment. On Tuesday, May 15, council will install three different devices to improve oxygenation of the upper pool of the Gooseponds. Development Services director Gerard Carlyon said the work would reduce the number of fish kills that had been …

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Drop a line and register for working bee this Saturday

working bee kinchant

MACKAY Regional Council is carrying out some fishy business at Kinchant Dam. In an effort to improve fishing at the popular recreational spot, council and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have joined forces to install devices that will help aggregate fish within the impoundment and attract more anglers to Kinchant Dam. Council has been gathering materials to create the …

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New Samurai Premium blanks

samurai premium rod blanks

THE raw materials for Samurai rod blanks are sourced from only high-quality graphite suppliers, with each batch tested to ensure it meets Samurai’s exacting standards. Each blank is cut, rolled and baked to a precise Samurai recipe to ensure the rod produced is of the best quality with an action that suits its intended purpose.Samurai’s focus is solely on creating …

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Large female fish vital to successful fisheries

large female flathead

AN international study led by Monash marine ecologists has found that large fish are much more important to feeding the planet than previously thought. The new research, published in the prestigious journal ‘Science’, has major implications for how fisheries are managed and the value placed on marine protected areas. Most theories on how reproductive output increases with body size assume …

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Going solo off Fraser Island

solo red emperor fraser

Those situations were very different to the prospect of beach launching, venturing out through the surf and fishing offshore of Fraser Island solo. Although within radio range of VMR Hervey Bay, the offshore waters east of Fraser Island are fairly remote in that you’re a fair way from help if something goes wrong. A lot of factors were going through …

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Back fishing Brissie River and the bay

jewfish brissie river

I have managed to nail a couple of good fish including jewfish, snapper, cod and my mate even managed one cracking bream at 44.5cm. Every one of these fish has come on 95mm Zerek Fish Trap vibes. Another interesting thing I’ve learnt is running a good-quality, abrasion-resistant braid is very beneficial. My mate Liam learnt this very quickly as he …

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Man fined $10,000 for crab pot interference

fined $10,000 for crab pot interference

THINK twice next time you consider interfering with someone else’s crab pot. A man was prosecuted in Mackay recently and fined $10,000 for interfering with fishing apparatus. There are multiple operations and investigations into illegal crabbing activity across Queensland, with day and night patrols on waterways and at boat ramps including the use of specialised surveillance equipment like hidden cameras …

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