Fishing

Evans Head Fishing Classic 2017 – all you need to know

evans head fishing classic 2017

Adults will be competing to take out a variety of fish categories including snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, kingfish/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream, blackfish and flathead. Cadets can target the usual estuary suspects of flathead, whiting and bream. All fish are to be alive when pictures of the fish are taken on a brag mat approved by the organisers. Brag …

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Seafood sales on Facebook lead to fine

“It is important that recreational fishers understand that a person must not unlawfully take, possess or sell a regulated fish. Recreational fishers must also be reminded that there are limits on the amount of Fisheries resource they can take.” If you suspect illegal fishing, whether seen in person or online, report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116. …

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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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