Fishing

Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament shines with support from MotorGuide

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“I would really like to send a big thank you to the rest of the committee and volunteers involved in running this competition, things ran very smoothly and without their help this tournament wouldn’t be what it is today. In just a few years the competition has gotten stronger and stronger, with entries filling up a lot quicker.  Plenty of …

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Samaki Egi Inked rod

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THE Samaki Egi Inked stretches 8’6” in length, which is absolutely perfect for long lifts and wacky whips – the type of squid fishing action you could encounter anywhere around the world. The length of an egi rod must be right on the money. You want a perfectly balanced rod for casting those enticing jigs. It must have power for …

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Squidding in Moreton Bay

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When reeling squid in, keep them in the water and don’t lift them out because when you do, they tend to fire ink, and in a kayak it’s likely to be right at you. Once alongside, slide the net under the squid and point the top of the tube in your direction so any ink gets shot away from you, …

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Southern Moreton Bay improving

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Soft plastics that have been working best are Zerek Live Minnow Flash Wrigglies, Live Shrimp Hot Legs and Gobblers Curl Grubs. The darker colours have worked best because the water is somewhere from green to dirty depending on what part of the tide you’re fishing and also how big the tides have been. When it comes to flathead, hopefully by …

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Fishers warned not to use noxious fish as bait

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RECREATIONAL fishers are being warned by Biosecurity Queensland not to use tilapia or any other noxious fish as bait, particularly in central Queensland. Biosecurity Queensland officer Anita Ramage said there had been reports of people using the noxious fish as bait to catch barramundi in the Fitzroy River. “People need to understand it is illegal to use tilapia as bait …

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Top honour for Arnie at MJA Tournament

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I also noticed the boys were rewarded with a fish each. Once again, Dream Kayaks came on board with a $900 Beast kayak to give away as the major prize in the now-famous lucky door prize giveaway. This awesome prize went to kayak fisho Nathan Brennan who had just upgraded his own yak, so thought he might donate the Beast …

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Shimano Tranx baitcast reel

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THE Shimano Tranx is designed to go toe to toe with the toughest saltwater and freshwater predators. This series of baitcasting reels has been resized and specced up to meet the demands of anglers looking for a big bait specialist. For Aussie anglers, the Tranx is perfectly suited to trolling for barra, micro jigging for your favourite reef species and …

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Paul Burt casting fishos for SCIBS Shimano Live Bream Shoot Out

Competitors head out at 6am, anywhere from Jumpinpin to the Nerang River except exclusion zones, and teams can bring back a maximum of 10 fish each. Paul said he was thrilled to continue his involvement with SCIBS as ambassador and host of the SCIBS Live Bream Shoot Out. “Anybody who has a love for boating, fishing or the marine lifestyle …

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Large fines for illegal crabbing on Gold Coast

TWO men have received fines totalling $20,000 after being caught with female and undersize crabs at night on the northern end of the Gold Coast. Illegal crabbing Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers conducted surveillance at Shipper Drive on the Gold Coast after receiving complaints from recreational fishers. QBFP officer Ryan Stove said around 10.30pm, officers intercepted two men as they …

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