Australia suspends raw prawn imports

raw prawn imports suspended

Australia is cracking down on green prawn imports following suspected deliberate contravening of the nation’s strict biosecurity controls. Criminal charges are being pursued against one importer, with another four under investigation. “Australia’s $358 million prawn industry must be protected and not put at risk by the careless and selfish acts of a few,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said. “I …

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Bagley Monster Shad

bagley monster shad

TACKLE Tactics is bringing Australian anglers over 60 years of legendary lure making history with the launch of Bagley hard-bodies in Australia. Every Bagley lure is individually hand-tuned and water tested to ensure the legendary action lives on. With Jarmo Rapala, former CEO of the worldwide Rapala Group and part of the legendary Rapala family at the helm, Bagley is …

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Update on white spot disease in prawns

white spot disease prawns

FIVE infected premises in the Logan River area are continuing to undergo eradication activities for white spot disease in prawns.  At-risk premises in the area are also under heightened surveillance. Following confirmation of the fifth infected premises last week, chlorine treatment of ponds is underway supported by early harvest to reduce biomass. All harvested prawns will be heat treated to destroy …

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Why is the water colder after northerly wind?

northerly wind

WITH the constant northerly wind we’ve been copping lately and a number of our writers discussing the cooler water offshore as a result of such wind, I’m sure a few people will be wondering why this is the case. So what causes a northerly wind to make the water colder? Most fishos associate southerly wind with cool air temperatures and …

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Quantum Smoke Inshore Speed Freak spin reel

quantum inshore speed freak reel

THE new Quantum Smoke Inshore Speed Freak spin reels are all about speed and drag power in a lightweight reel for inshore and estuary fishing. The new Inshore Speed Freak format with a blazing-fast 6.2:1 gear ratio is introduced in sizes 40 and 50, which are ideal for fast lure retrieves for species such as tailor, queenfish, trevally, salmon and …

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Platypus Super-100 now in 40lb and 50lb

platypus super-100

PLATYPUS Super-100 is still the thinnest diameter to strength monofilament on the market, even though it was released over 18 years ago. Initially released to celebrate Platypus Lines’ 100th year in business (the company was established in 1898), the line continues to have a reputation as the only choice for serious anglers, both as main line and leader. Super-100 is …

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2016 Snowy Mountains Trout Festival

Snowy Mountains Trout Festival 3

Now for some these conditions might mean land-based bait fishing, spinning and working the sheltered areas, or perhaps sightseeing and beer sampling from the local publicans. As much as we love a barley soda, when you travel 4000km (round trip) and $1000 is up for the taking every day for the biggest brown and rainbow trout, you certainly look at …

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BASS Australia Nation Team Championship

BASS team championship 6

Also fishing at the wall, Terry and Greg would catch their limit and then move out to the lake looking for larger specimens off points and spots that had produced in the past. Then after resting the area near the wall, they would come back and hit it again, rotating this pattern throughout the sessions. Terry and Greg used a …

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Mangrove Jack Anglers Fishing Tournament report

mangrove jack anglers 7

They are out there. Once again we would like to thank our major sponsors Dream Kayaks, BCF Oxenford, JML Anglers Alliance, Weapons Custom Rods, Marquee Events and 2DEEP.We would also like to thank our other sponsors for their contributions – Burleigh Brewing Co, Mick Molnar Marine Art, Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine and Coomera Watersports Club. A big thanks to …

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