Fishing

Lake Lenthall barra fishing thrills

lake lenthall barra

I worked my way back to camp just after dark using a topwater approach but failed to entice any further interest. The others didn’t have any luck in the afternoon session but we were all keen to chase them early the next morning. Everyone was up and on the water pre-dawn the next morning. We were keen to make the …

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Tips for Moreton Bay longtail tuna

moreton bay longtail tuna

I have seen so many different versions – some involving tying spider web-like setups around your fingers to hold the braid steady. I’ve found instead of placing the braid in your mouth to hold it, simply tie a hook onto the braid and hook it to your shirt pocket. The most important part of tying this knot is keeping steady …

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Mustad Stainless Steel Ball Bearing Swivels

Ball Bearing Swivels

INTRODUCING the new Mustad range of precision-made, high-quality stainless steel ball bearing swivels. Designed to last, nothing escapes because these swivels are world leaders in terms of start-up inertia and ease of movement. Made of the strongest stainless steel possible in a factory owned by Mustad to ensure the strictest quality control, these swivels are assembled with surgical precision and …

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2017 Flathead Classic

2017 Flathead Classic

FOLLOWING the biggest Gold Coast Flathead Classic on record in 2016, with 588 competitors and 240 teams, 2017 Flathead Classic  is set to be even bigger and better as the event celebrates its 24th year. The Flathead Classic organisers will continue to bring you one of the best fishing competitions in Australia. During 2016, over $250,000 in prizes was given away …

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Samaki Pacemaker new colours

NOTORIOUS for its high-speed trolling ability, the Samaki Pacemaker is now available in two outstanding new colours: UV Squid and Mahi Mahi. Pacemaker’s sleek design has been tweaked and fine-tuned to allow you to troll faster with a wider trolling spectrum to attract a variety of aggressive fish species. The lure is also known for its flexibility to troll at high …

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Jarvis Walker Fishing Shirt

Jarvis Walker Fishing Shirt

THE Jarvis Walker Fishing Shirt is a classic-style long-sleeve polo made from 165gsm polyester. The 100 percent polyester fabric is moisture wicking and will keep you dry, cool and comfortable on a hot summer’s day, whether you are walking a beach casting lures, fishing bait up a creek or trolling lures offshore. It’s sun-smart too, offering UPF30+ UV protection. The …

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Massive-scale destruction of Great Barrier Reef

great barrier reef bleached coral

While it is acknowledged that governments are attending to some aspects and attempting to mitigate effects, it must be said that unless Australia leads an urgent change in world attitude towards climate repair, the immediate and long-term future of the Great Barrier Reef, its fishery and dependant economies are in grave peril. CAREFISH position statement CAREFISH is alarmed and distressed …

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Greedy Brisbane crabber fined for illegal catch

illegal brisbane crabber

A RECREATIONAL crabber who pleaded guilty to five crab-related offences including possessing undersized and female mud crabs has been fined $3100 and ordered to forfeit his crabbing apparatus. During sentencing in the Brisbane Magistrates’ Court, the magistrate referred to the fisher’s “greed and disregard for the future sustainability of crab stocks”. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol field officer Vaughan Heath …

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Illegal fish pirates jailed

A joint effort by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Maritime Border Command, a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force and Parks Australia resulted in the apprehension and subsequent court case. Following investigations by AFMA and Parks Australia, the fishers were found guilty for committing offences against the Australian Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation …

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