Brisbane Boat Show 2016

It will have lots to offer for both the experienced boatie and those new to the lifestyle. Education and entertainment again play a big part in ensuring the show provides a great day out. While the boats remain the show’s heroes, also expect to be able to get all your gear for your boating and fishing needs. This year the show will …

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Gold Coast Flathead Classic 2016

THE Great Northern Brewing Co Gold Coast Flathead Classic has a proud 23-year history and this premier fishing event continues to go from strength to strength each year. Last year saw the biggest event yet, attracting about 551 anglers and their families to the fabulous Gold Coast. Historically, the tournament’s results have provided valuable flathead catch and growth rate data used …

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North Pine Dam bass tagging

My Sea Jay 370 Creek Masta entered the water two hours later and we collected our tags and recording sheets and waited for the go ahead. I had a casual flick off the bank while watching the sunrise and a little bass decided my Z-Man Slim SwimZ looked like a good breakfast. So that was the first one for the …

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Hot Brisbane River threadfin session

It seemed like the fish was never going to give up but finally it came alongside and once in the boat went 107cm. It was a fantastic fish to open her account. Celebrations and gloating were about to kick in when suddenly Joe was on. It was a bit hard to work out who was playing who but it was …

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Zerek Gandalf Frog

THE Zerek Gandalf frog mimics the shape and texture of a frog with high-visibility colours that allow anglers to locate their lure at any time and in any conditions. A unique mouth design creates a surface skimming action that gives the lure a tantalising wobble. The Gandalf is a well-balanced lure designed to land on its belly every cast, leaving you …

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Tips on targeting jewfish

And any hole that contains some structure on the bottom or along the bank is a real bonus. Once you have located the deep holes, the next element to consider is whether enough bait is in the hole to support the jewies. Jewfish are very nomadic in their behaviour and will migrate in schools up and down the rivers, only …

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Noeby Fishing Tackle Review


It is well priced and comes ready to do battle with the toughest fish straight out of the box. Its silky smooth carbon drag washers and oversize roller bearing mean the line lays flat and even when you wind, and the drag is smooth even when wound right up, with not a bounce in the rod tip. As mentioned, Noeby …

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Nomad Design Riptide Floating Stickbait

THE Riptide is a unique Nomad Design creation extensively tested throughout 2014 and the early stages of 2015. It is a floating stickbait with the perfect balance required to achieve that dynamic, strike-enticing ‘S’-shaped swimming motion. A long sweep of the rod tip makes the head duck under with a splash, then as the water flows over the lure’s body it …

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Ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters

“MBC and its partner agencies are committed to protecting Australia’s natural wildlife and resources. “However, the Australian public is also a valuable partner in helping MBC to identify maritime threats, so if you do encounter a ghost net I would urge you to report it to Border Watch on 1800 009 623.” More information on how Australia is working to …

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Moreton Bay Net Free Area submission

Every year hundreds of kids learn to fish in Moreton Bay. Records indicate that Moreton Island alone is on average 80 percent non-residents on any given day. The Jumpinpin/Southport Broadwater region of southern Moreton Bay continues to be the most popular recreational fishing location in Queensland, providing a safe and productive fishing venue at the heart of the State’s tourist …

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