Fishing

Get ready for barra season

barra season opens 2018

QUEENSLAND anglers are gearing up for barra season, which re-opens at midday on Thursday, February 1. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness reminded fishers to check the size and possession limits that apply to the iconic fish when the barra season opens. “Before dropping a line, it’s important that fishers refresh their knowledge of the rules and …

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Freshwater fishing in the South Burnett

freshwater fishing south burnett bass

Lately I’ve been catching my best-quality fish suspended in deep water. They have been sitting in the thermocline at 4.5-6m. I target these fish using a variety of baits, initially starting with a soft bait of a 1/2oz-rigged soft plastic. I cast this out and count to seven to let the lure sink into the strike zone. Once the plastic …

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B.A.S.S. Australia preparation in full swing

b.a.s.s. australia 2018 preparation

All these tournaments are open for anyone to compete in and are not just about super-serious fishing – they are social and a lot of fun. You will learn a huge amount about lure fishing for native fish too, which will give you the edge on your next fishing trip. All three series are set up for anglers to fish …

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Mustad Worm Binders for tackle storage

mustad worm binders tackle storage

The bags also contain plastic accessory pockets for things including jig heads, snips and small leader spools, while a larger mesh pocket can also store gloves, larger line spools and other accessories. The plastic pockets are held in place with a rust-proof nylon split ring, ensuring longevity in this traditional weak area, and there is also an elastic small tool …

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Unforgettable fly fishing on the virgin flats

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Fishing Holiday Maldives founder Hamish Taggart said, “We are thrilled to be launching these fly fishing experiences in the almost totally virgin Thaa Atoll, in partnership with COMO Maalifushi. With over 20 years’ experience fishing in this part of the Indian Ocean, I can honestly say the surrounding flats and diverse ecosystem near this resort make it the ideal location …

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Throw a local prawn on the barbie this Australia Day long weekend

prawns on the barbie australia day

QUEENSLANDERS are being urged to tuck into some of the best seafood the world has to offer, available right here on our doorstep, this Australia Day long weekend. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner encouraged his fellow Queenslanders to join him in getting stuck into some delicious local produce, while at the same time helping support our …

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New WA import requirements for prawns and worms

wa import restrictions prawns

ON January 8, 2018, Western Australia (WA) modified its import requirements for prawns and polychaete worms easing the restrictions on Queensland products. The modified import requirements apply to crustaceans between Mooloolaba in Queensland and the New South Wales (NSW) border. Western Australia-approved businesses able to meet certain capture and processing requirements based in NSW and northern Queensland are now able …

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Sampling for peacock bass under way at Mackay

An adult peacock bass. Photo: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland Deputy Director General Scott Spencer said initial investigations indicate a single peacock bass was caught and released below the Dumbleton Weir in December 2017. “The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has engaged environmental research group Catchment Solutions Pty Ltd who recently commenced sampling,” Mr Spencer said. “The aim of the sampling is to confirm whether there are peacock …

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New Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide now available

2018 Qld Rec Boating and Fishing Guide

Ms Andersen said the Boating and Fishing Guide also includes comprehensive information on boating safety, rules and regulations. “We want to ensure our waterways are as safe as possible for all users, so the guide features detailed information about on board safety equipment and safe navigation,” she said. “Information on marine park zoning has also been included with a map …

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A better understanding of fish and flows in the Murray-Darling Basin

dpi flows murray-darling basin

NEW advisory material explaining how native fish respond to flows and what it means for recreational fishers has been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in partnership with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. The video and series of infographics have been developed in close consultation with anglers across the NSW Basin through an Engaged Anglers Advisory Group. DPI Fisheries …

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