Fishing

Platypus Platinum now in 65lb and 80lb

platypus platinum mono

PLATYPUS Platinum monofilament is the result of many years of research and development. Platypus Platinum gives you a line that has the advantages of low diameter with the value for money that only local manufacturers can provide. Through years of consultation with Australian anglers, Platypus has created a thin-diameter monofilament without compromising qualities such as abrasion resistance and knot strength. Thinner diameter …

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Samaki Zing Xtreme Swimbait rods

samaki zing xtreme swimbait

WITH the increase in swimbait fishing techniques spreading across Australia, Samaki has designed two specific actions to suit the Australian market. The 7’9” Samaki Zing model is designed for medium to large swimbaits up to 5oz while the 8’ model suits the bigger timber swimbait lures up to 8oz. Both have a long, double-handed butt design that is detachable at …

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Barramundi season reopens

barramundi season reopens

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines back out for the barramundi season which reopened at midday yesterday, February 1. The barramundi season closure had been in force in the Gulf of Carpentaria since October 7 last year and November 1 for the east coast. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said the closed seasons aimed …

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Emergency assistance for prawn disease response

prawn disease. prawn farms

Federal Government providing $1.74 million to help respond to prawn disease in Queensland, including up to $400,000 in direct support to farmers White spot disease has infected five properties in southeast Queensland Leading aquatic disease group still asserts eradication is possible THE response to the outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland’s southeast will be boosted by up to $1.74 million …

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Good fish about in Broadwater

Mud crabs love whiting frames as bait but we have also had success with reef fish frames. The best shop-bought bait will always be mullet chopped in half to allow plenty of scent into the water. While the water stays clean, sand crabs are around as well, with the mouth of the Nerang River providing the better-quality sandies. This is …

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Australian fish stocks report card released

australian fish stocks

CONSUMERS of Australian seafood can have renewed confidence in the sustainability of buying fish from Australian stocks with the release of the latest edition of the ‘Status of Australian Fish Stocks’ reports from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. In total, the reports look at 83 of the most important species and species complexes, representing about 90 percent of both …

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Spanish mackerel turn it on at Brunswick Heads

It was forecast to back off a touch the next day and everyone had the same idea. I reckon 50 boats went out the Brunswick Heads Bar and mine was one of them. Pretty good bait was around in the form of big slimies and a few pike. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just threw the anchor …

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Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition Feb 11-12

boondooma yellowbelly fishing competition

THE 2017 Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition will take place on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Entry prices for the event are $20 for adults and $5 for juniors aged 16 years and under. Last year’s competition saw record numbers of anglers in attendance, both new to the tournament and returning, with 835 entrants including 202 juniors, and all …

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Hefty fines for undersized recreational catch in far north

undersized far north

TWO recreational fishers found with a large catch of undersized fish and mud crabs in far north Queensland have been fined $19,000 in the Ayr Magistrates’ Court. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol field officer Trevor Thomson said valuable information from a member of the public led fisheries officers to identifying the offenders. “QBFP officers searched a van during a patrol …

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Fish feel pain just like humans – myth

fish feel pain mangrove jack

[Originally published by Andrew Rowland at thewest.com.au] THE anti-fishing brigade has once again rolled out the “fish feel pain” rhetoric in an effort to convince people that fishing is a bad thing to do. Any suggestion of equivalence between what fish and humans feel in relation to a hook lodged in the lip has been well and truly dismissed by science. …

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