Fishing

New, bigger Zerek 120mm Tango Shad

zerek 120mm tango shad

THE 120mm Tango Shad was tested in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea where black bass like to highlight any weaknesses in the system. During prototype testing, the very first 120 Tango accounted for 18 PNG black bass before succumbing to the sticks, and that was without counting the barra caught as by-catch. Trolling to 6m deep, the 120mm …

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Fishing restrictions in place on the Logan River

fishing restrictions white spot logan river

ANYONE fishing in southern Moreton Bay and the Logan River should be aware of new fishing restrictions which prohibit all forms of fishing in and around prawn farms in southeast Queensland. The fishing restrictions have been designed to reduce the risk of introducing diseases such as white spot disease into prawn farms along the Logan River. This means all fishing, …

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Pest fish eradication competition March 24

wyaralong dam pest fish eradication comp

THE Logan and Albert Fish Management Association Stocking Group Fundraising Committee is fundraising to stock the newly completed Wyaralong Dam with both Australian bass and Mary River cod fingerlings. You may have heard of our past efforts, as previously our group was called Carpbusters. Our name has changed, but the mission of our organisation remains the same, and that is …

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Crocodile sightings under Fraser Coast wharf

crocodile fraser coast hervey bay

A CROCODILE has been spotted three times underneath a Fraser Coast wharf this month. A spokeswoman from the Department of Environment and Science said a number of sightings had been reported regarding a crocodile seen at Little Tuan Creek under the wharf near Eckert St at Boonooroo. The reptile has reportedly been seen on March 4, 12 and 16. “On …

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Myth busted on dusky flathead sex change

monster dusky flathead

DUSKY flathead can be found along the east of coast of Australia from Cairns in north Queensland to the Gippsland lakes in eastern Victoria. In Queensland, dusky flathead is a key target species, with the recreational fishing sector estimated to take 150 tonnes annually (McGilvray et. al 2014). That is approximately three times the reported commercial harvest. Fisheries Queensland collects length, sex …

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

After sounding all over new country for no result we were both quite tired and decided to anchor behind a coral cay for the night. As we were looking for an ideal anchorage we came across good bommies in about 30m of water where we caught a variety of sweetlip that gave us a bit of fun for an hour …

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All sorts on offer offshore from Sunshine Coast

mahi mahi offshore sunshine coast

The best catches are coming on both live yakkas and big pilchards rigged on a two-gang of Mustad 7766D 7/0 or Tru-Turn 711 6/0 hooks. Tides play a big part in our trout fishery, so try hitting these spots on a run-out tide about seven days before the new moon. One last trout tip is to get the reef firing, …

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Mixed bags in estuaries around Brisbane

mixed bags estuaries around brisbane jewfish

Brisbane River The Brisbane River has been on fire this year, with large numbers of threadfin salmon and jewies caught regularly. Threadfin have been schooling at the mouth of the river at different times. Being on the water regularly will help you work out a pattern, but it has been pretty hit and miss at times. It can get boring …

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Commercial fisher fined $12,000

commercial fisher fined $12,000

A NORTH Queensland commercial fisher has been fined $12,000 after being found guilty of four complaints comprising 19 charges under the Fisheries Act 1994. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Officer Dan Sweeney said the commercial fisher pleaded guilty to all four matters in the Cairns Magistrates’ Court. “The four matters involved a variety of offences including taking or possessing …

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Bundaberg fishers fined $7180 for illegal crabs stashed in boat

bundaberg fishers fined crabs illegal

THE successful court prosecution of two Bundaberg fishers for crabbing offences is a timely reminder to local anglers to comply with Queensland’s fishing rules and regulations. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Geoffrey Fergusson said two recreational Bundaberg fishers were charged with a range of offences following a routine vessel inspection at the Elliot River in April 2017. “Fisheries …

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