Fishing

Positive news in negative white spot test results

wa import restrictions prawns

AUSTRALIA’S fight against white spot disease reached a significant milestone recently, with no positive test results returned for the past six months from samples of farmed and wild prawns and crabs in Queensland and NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce said it demonstrated the effectiveness of the Government’s decisive response. “More than 25,000 …

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WIN Television Lake Monduran Fishing Classic

THE annual WIN Television Lake Monduran Family Fishing Classic will be held on October 14 and 15. This popular fishing classic has been running for 19 years and will again offer great prizes for both senior and junior entrants. The major lucky prize for senior competitors is a boat and trailer package from Adrians Marine Centre, while the major junior …

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Zerek Giant Ruby crankbait

zerek giant ruby crankbait

THE Zerek Giant Ruby crankbait is a beefed-up cousin of the Ruby Crank. Armed with a bigger bib, this formidable addition to the Zerek family is set to stir up the underwater currents with its wide wobbling action as it meanders through the underwater obstacles between the depths of 4m and 5m. The Giant Ruby’s robust form further enhances its …

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Cod research findings

cod research findings

LOOKING back over eight years of working with cod, with two professors, two doctors of biology and three biologists, not to mention 100 mad-keen cod anglers who stuck tags into over 1500 of these great freshwater fish, what has happened with the results? In Queensland, we are still using the same size limit for cod. Thank god. While in NSW …

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Unique fishing experience in Northern Territory

northern territory fishing experience

The float on my live bait was following the colour change in the water and within 15 minutes, boof, I had hooked my first barra. Thanks to the grunt in the Samurai rod, I was literally able to lift the fish over a small tree to land it on the bank. The monkey or barra was off my back and …

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Top techniques for flathead fishing

flathead fishing

The most important thing to remember is to use a lure suitable to the depth being trolled and a good boat driver will keep an eye on the sounder and GPS to mark where fish are being caught, along with formations such as gutters or depressions/holes that can be revisited in future trips if the area produces. When flathead fishing, …

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Barra off-limits in Gulf of Carpentaria

victorian barra fishing

FISHERS are being reminded that barramundi will be off limits in the Gulf of Carpentaria with a closed season from midday 7 October 2017 until midday 1 February 2018. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) acting district officer Bill Nason said the closure was in place to protect barramundi stock during their vulnerable spawning season. “Barramundi typically aggregate in one area …

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NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again

nsw gone fishing day

NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again! And NSW DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before or if you’re the keenest of anglers, NSW Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! Free NSW DPI community fishing events for …

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