Fishing

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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Joyous fishing in southeast Queensland

fishing southeast Queensland

Flathead Flathead will show up in big numbers in the local systems this month. The colder the water temperatures get, the harder they will bite, so the next couple of months are the time to chase these tasty treats. Flathead can be caught using a number of techniques. When they are feeding aggressively, they can be quite easy to capture. …

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Tips for Moreton Bay winter whiting

They can certainly be found in even deeper water, such as near the Moreton Island Sandhills. Furthermore, during most winters some of the smaller fish (under 25cm) also enter the mouths of rivers and creeks. Interestingly, the fish occasionally disappear when the water gets deeper than 3.5m while drifting, and other days they start appearing at 3.5m and increase in …

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Night-time patrols see illegal fisher hook $1800 fine

A RECREATIONAL fisher’s assumption the cover of darkness would allow him to poach from a no-take zone undetected proved to be a costly mistake, with the north Queensland man recently caught, convicted and fined $1800. The incident was detected during a night time vessel patrol by Queensland Parks and Wildlife officers inside a no-take Marine National Park Zone (green zone) between Hudson …

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White spot disease containment reinforced

THE Queensland Government today introduced a new biosecurity regulation aimed at strengthening the containment of white spot disease and further protecting Queensland’s multi-million dollar seafood industry. Chief Biosecurity officer Dr Jim Thompson said this regulation has been introduced to contain white spot disease and prevent further outbreaks. “The new regulation provides a balance between preventing further outbreaks of the disease and …

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Yamashita LIVE Search 490 Glow squid jigs

Yamashita LIVE Search 490 Glow squid jigs

NEW from EJ Todd are the Yamashita LIVE Search 490 Glow Shallow and Deep squid jigs. The popular Yamashita LIVE Search 490 Glow series is now available in Deep and Shallow models in size 3.5. The Deep jigs sink at 1.8-2.2 seconds per metre, which allows you to target squid in deeper water much more efficiently. They are also ideal …

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Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy sets reform agenda for next 10 years

IN June 2017, the Queensland Government released the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027, paving the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system. The Sustainable Fisheries Strategy is the biggest fisheries reform in Queensland’s history. These reforms will ensure healthy fish stocks that will support thousands of Queensland jobs. The Strategy is the outcome of a significant consultation exercise in …

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Flying Fishunter soft plastic

kingston flying fishunter

KINGSTON Lures is proud to release an innovative spinning lure dedicated to targeting most fresh and saltwater predators: the Flying Fishunter. The Flying Fishunter came from Team Mikado’s co-operation with Rolf Shwarzer, one of Germany’s most well-known fishing journalists and avid anglers. In essence it is a combination of Kingston’s legendary Fishhunter soft lure and a Double Twister tail. The …

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Making waves on World Oceans Day

WORLD Oceans Day will be making a splash around the globe today—and in Australia it’s a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the crucial role that sustainable oceans play in our health, wealth and way of life. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston said this year’s theme—‘Our oceans, our future’—highlighted the importance of sustainable management of the ocean’s …

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Rod Armour protects your rods

rod armour protects your rods

TRANSPORTING fishing rods can be a challenging task. High-quality graphite rods are susceptible to scratches, nicks and bumps, which can cause the rod to break under load.  At Rod Armour, we aim to rectify this issue with an affordable and effective solution. We give our customers peace of mind that their quality fishing rods are protected. We feel everyone’s rods …

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