Fishing

Fish in a green zone and risk a $2100 fine TO support Great Barrier

Reef recovery, the Cairns area will be the target of a month-long compliance blitz that has recreational fishers poaching from green zones set firmly in its sights. With areas off Cairns ranked among the Great Barrier Reef’s most prolific illegal recreational fishing hot spots, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and its partners are cracking down on anyone breaking …

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Fishing the Gold Coast for elusive jewfish

Jewfish are suckers for live baits and large flesh baits. When fishing inshore, live yellowtail scad, poddy mullet, big herring and even live whiting (legal of course) are ideal baits. A good tip is to duck outside to the close bait reefs and load up on yakkas before fishing the seaway entrance. Using the larger baits helps keep the pickers …

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New Bigfish Gear BFMaxflow REPEL Boar

BigFish gear Repel

BIGFISH Gear REPEL clothing is so effective at repelling mosquitoes and other biting insects that the Bigfish team figures its gear is not just limited to angling pursuits. The team thought, why not create a range that is perfectly suited to hunting, camping and bushwalking? Enter BFG Outdoors and a unique Boar shirt, totally generated using Australian bush flora and …

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Get ready for 2017 Gold Coast Flathead Classic

2017 gold coast flathead classic

THE 2017 Gold Coast Flathead Classic is set to smash all records in its 24-year history, with over 650 competitors predicted to enter the event this September. It will be an event of thrilling daily competition coupled with family fun evening festivities. You will feel a sense of addiction, with the excitement of potentially taking out the biggest catch drawing …

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Exploring north of Fitzroy Reef for red emperor and reefies

red emperor north of fitzroy reef

We picked up great shows on the sounder and really craggy country to work over, but with time marching on and excellent fish in the box, the call was made to head towards home and fish a few more locations along the way. The fish cleaning is always a big task and a couple of big buckets of salt water …

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2017 Evans Head Fishing Classic

evans head fishing classic 2017

Full briefings and an education process will be offered for technology deficiencies. The new process might sound daunting but it’s all pretty simple and AFT has all angler anxieties covered. The all-new 2017 Evans Head Fishing Classic will run from July 7 to July 14 and AFT has introduced a slew of random prizes, a whole new schedule and its …

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Asian green mussel found south of Weipa

Asian green mussel Weipa

BIOSECURITY Queensland is conducting surveillance after a single Asian green mussel was confirmed at a site south of Weipa. Biosecurity Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals general manager John Robertson commended Rio Tinto employees for their vigilance and rapid response in reporting the pest to Biosecurity Queensland. “A marine biologist conducting routine surveillance as part of Rio Tinto’s monitoring spotted the …

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Joyous fishing in southeast Queensland

fishing southeast Queensland

Flathead Flathead will show up in big numbers in the local systems this month. The colder the water temperatures get, the harder they will bite, so the next couple of months are the time to chase these tasty treats. Flathead can be caught using a number of techniques. When they are feeding aggressively, they can be quite easy to capture. …

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Tips for Moreton Bay winter whiting

They can certainly be found in even deeper water, such as near the Moreton Island Sandhills. Furthermore, during most winters some of the smaller fish (under 25cm) also enter the mouths of rivers and creeks. Interestingly, the fish occasionally disappear when the water gets deeper than 3.5m while drifting, and other days they start appearing at 3.5m and increase in …

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Night-time patrols see illegal fisher hook $1800 fine

A RECREATIONAL fisher’s assumption the cover of darkness would allow him to poach from a no-take zone undetected proved to be a costly mistake, with the north Queensland man recently caught, convicted and fined $1800. The incident was detected during a night time vessel patrol by Queensland Parks and Wildlife officers inside a no-take Marine National Park Zone (green zone) between Hudson …

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