Fishing

Samurai Cruisers travel rods

samurai cruisers travel rods

INTRODUCING Samurai’s new three-piece, 5’9” travel rods in two weight ranges in both spin and baitcasting, built specially for barramundi and cod. These are shorter travel rods for pinpoint accuracy, making them perfect for tight country, skinny creeks, mangroves and overgrown river locations. The 16lb and 25lb weights are ideal for your heavier creek needs, so why not keep one …

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TT Lures NedlockZ jig heads

tt lures nedlockz

DESIGNED for the US market as a heavy-duty jig head for the ‘Ned rig’, a finesse rig that has blown up in the States, TT Lures’ NedlockZ jig head was soon being requested by Aussie anglers for applications on home waters. The flattened head of the NedlockZ jig head combines perfectly with the buoyancy of Z-Man’s 10X Tough ElaZtech plastics …

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New Tango Shad colours

THE incredibly popular and successful Zerek Tango Shad has had five new colours added to its 50mm floating range. The five colours are all UV active – some with a lot of UV and others with smaller UV highlights. Each colour has been chosen for its effectiveness in different water colours and thorough testing has ensured these colours are fish …

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Company fined $40,000 for damage to marine plants

A COMPANY was recently fined $40,000 at the Hervey Bay Magistrates’ Court for causing damage to a substantial area of marine plants. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness said Fisheries Queensland takes the destruction of marine plants seriously as they play an important role in sustaining fish habitats. “The company excavated about 8407sq m of soil from …

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White spot disease movement restrictions still in place for SEQ

TO help protect Queensland’s beautiful natural waterways for generations to come, fishers must not move raw prawns, yabbies and marine worms out of the white spot disease movement restriction area in southeast Queensland. The movement restrictions are in place from Caloundra to the NSW border and west to Ipswich. While we know prawns swim and could spread the disease as …

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Combing the Capricorn Coast

King salmon have come a long way in our area since the introduction of net-free zones two years ago. Side-imaging and down-imaging sounders mean that we recreational fishers are well aware of thready numbers throughout the area. This technology is impressive to say the least and being able to distinguish one species from another is next level. About 80 percent …

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No further signs of Asian green mussels around Weipa

Asian green mussel Weipa

NO further signs of Asian green mussels have been found in waters around Weipa, but Biosecurity Queensland is maintaining surveillance activities as summer heralds spawning season. A plankton tow survey was conducted in mid-October by experts from James Cook University’s TropWATER team. The survey involved water samples being collected from multiple locations to detect traces of Asian green mussel DNA. …

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Rocky Barra Bounty records tumble

rocky barra bounty 2017

DESPITE the flow in the Fitzroy River from recent rains that looked like placing a dampener on the event, this year’s Rocky Barra Bounty turned out to be a cracker and lived up to the initial forecasts. Event committee member Bill Sawynok said, “This year’s Barra Bounty has broken more records than in any other year of the event. While …

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Possible Wellington Point artificial reef

DR Mark Robinson, Member for Cleveland (Oodgeroo), has announced an LNP Government will invest $350,000 to build a new artificial reef structure close to Wellington Point, which will provide a totally new local fishing experience and support sustainability in the area. Mark is already seeking feedback from the community about potential locations and names for the new artificial reef off …

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Million Dollar Fish S3 tips and techniques

million dollar fish s3

While the fish vary in colour, there’s no mistaking their pointed head – complete with concave forehead – large jaw and, in these parts, a good-sized barramundi can weigh between 10kg and 20kg and reach lengths of around a metre. With a cool million bucks up for grabs in Tourism Northern Territory’s Million Dollar Fish promotion, locals are understandably a …

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