October 16 is National Gone Fishing Day – make your rod count!

RIGHT across Australia, the momentum and support for Gone Fishing Day 2016 is building and we can’t wait to start counting everyone’s rods on Sunday, October 16. It doesn’t matter where you live, whether you fish or haven’t before, we hope to see Australia’s lakes, rivers, dams and coastline breamin’ with rods! Gone Fishing Day is the first of its kind where …

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Recreational fisherman fined $3000 for undersize catch

A BRISBANE recreational fisher who failed to measure his catch of 37 fish, which were all undersize, has been fined $3000 in the Brisbane Magistrates’ Court. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Brett Depper said officers inspected the man’s boat at the Colmslie boat ramp during a patrol in September 2015. “Thirty-seven undersize regulated fish were found in an …

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Warm spring days bring on the fish

AFTER a mild winter and the days warming, it has made for a stellar start to the spring fishing season. Quality whiting been taken around the sand flats and the sand bags. If using bait ensure you pick up some live or cured worms, alternatively some of the best lures returning a catch have been the affordable 70mm Strada Viral lures …

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Fish by the rules these school holidays

IF you’re taking the kids fishing these school holidays, don’t forget to check the rules before dropping a line in. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said it’s important everyone sticks to the rules, which are in place to ensure sustainable fisheries for future generations of Queensland fishers. “Taking the kids fishing is a wonderful bonding experience and …

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Shimano tackle storage systems

SHIMANO, the brand known for solving Father’s Day presents year-on-year since 1921 as well as making the best fishing gear in the world, has the perfect range of tackle storage systems for the ‘casting king’ of the family… Dad. Covering all the essential aspects, needs and styles of fishing, the Shimano tackle storage systems comprising Lure Cases and Wallets are the …

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Flathead fishing planning for the Gold Coast Flathead Classic

Plenty of school size fish up to 70cm are still in the area but the big girls don’t seem to hang there as much as they once did. It is definitely still worth a throw though and you will come across far fewer boats as well. The water depth ranges from 6m in close to about 12m out wide at …

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New Fin-Nor Tournament Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt

THE Fin-Nor Tournament Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt is made of a high-performance 167gsm polyester fabric for active anglers who live to target big fish out wide. The 100 percent polyester fabric is lightweight and stays cool and dry while wicking moisture. The long sleeve fishing shirt is designed to keep you comfortable during high-exertion activities in hot weather, making it suitable …

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How to jig for impoundment bass

On this trip I went ultra-finesse by using 1-3kg Lox Ambassador rods with 4lb Timber Wolf braid and 4lb Toray fluorocarbon leader on a Shimano Stradic 1000. You can use any sort of lure but some work better than others. My usual go-to lures for this sort of technique are the Berkley Gulp Nemesis in 3”, 2.5” plastic grubs and …

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Research under way on Queensland’s east coast trawl fishery

A COLLABORATIVE research project is under way to quantify the amount of discards in the Queensland trawl fishery from 1988 to 2014. The project involving the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the CSIRO is co-funded by the Federal Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Project leader and DAF scientist Matthew Campbell said data had been collected as part of …

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Jarvis Walker Brands Multi-Use Scarf

JARVIS Walker Brands has released a Multi-Use Scarf that is as affordable as it is comfortable and handy. The Multi-Use Scarf is made of a 212gsm polyester-spandex blend that offers UPF30+ UV protection. The fabric is moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry and is finished with an anti-bacterial treatment for hygiene, comfort and longevity. A Multi-Use Scarf is …

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