Fishing

Three people fined $6177 for illegal netting at Nudgee

fined illegal netting nudgee

THE Pinkenba Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol in conjunction with staff from Queensland Parks and Wildlife (Moreton Bay Marine Park) have been undertaking joint patrols of the Nudgee beach area following fish watch reports of illegal netting occurring. During one patrol the team issued fines to three individuals totalling $6177. Two nets were located and seized, with the longest being …

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Recreational fisher convoy voices concerns about catch limits

fisher convoy catch limits

What was expected was that a line wold be drawn in the sand and for each species the existing data would be used to calculate current catch share amongst all sectors: commercial, recreational, indigenous and conservation (theirs stay in the water). If a species was then identified as in trouble everyone would take an equal hit based on their catch …

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Mustad Big Eye Bucktail Jig

mustad big eye bucktail jig

MUSTAD has released a range of bucktail jigs designed for everything from fishing fresh water through to the deepest saltwater ledges. Built on the 32824NP-BN 2X strong hook, the Mustad Big Eye Bucktail Jig features two line-tie positions to give the angler options. The nose tie allows the angler to cast and retrieve the jig, mimicking a swimming action. The …

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New Shimano Nexave reel line-up

shimano nexave reel

THE Shimano Nexave spin reels represent great value for money for an entry-level series, perfect for newcomers and kids who need the right start in fishing. There are five models in this new FE series, from 1000 through to C5000 sizes, with the 3000 HGFE and the 5000 HGFE being of compact body design. The cold forged aluminium spool with …

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Clarifying discussions about fisheries reform process and possession limits

fisheries reform possession limits

Dear all, There has been quite a lot of discussion about possession limits across the recreational fishing network recently and I just wanted to reiterate a few important points (and dispel a few pieces of misinformation that seem to be getting around): NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. There continue to be comments that Fisheries Queensland has already decided on what …

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Great prizes the lure for 2018 SCIBS ‘Fly Scoot’ Bream Shoot Out

scibs fly scoot bream shoot out

In 2018, SCIBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone event, and to celebrate, Burty said the prize pool for this year’s fishing tournament is significant, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Scoot Airlines and Shimano. First prize will see the winning team reel in return flights to Thailand flying Scoot Airlines departing from any major city in Australia and …

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Devices help breathe life into the Mackay Gooseponds

mackay gooseponds

THE fish in Mackay’s Gooseponds will be able to breathe a little easier thanks to the help of some innovative new equipment. On Tuesday, May 15, council will install three different devices to improve oxygenation of the upper pool of the Gooseponds. Development Services director Gerard Carlyon said the work would reduce the number of fish kills that had been …

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Drop a line and register for working bee this Saturday

working bee kinchant

MACKAY Regional Council is carrying out some fishy business at Kinchant Dam. In an effort to improve fishing at the popular recreational spot, council and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have joined forces to install devices that will help aggregate fish within the impoundment and attract more anglers to Kinchant Dam. Council has been gathering materials to create the …

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New Samurai Premium blanks

samurai premium rod blanks

THE raw materials for Samurai rod blanks are sourced from only high-quality graphite suppliers, with each batch tested to ensure it meets Samurai’s exacting standards. Each blank is cut, rolled and baked to a precise Samurai recipe to ensure the rod produced is of the best quality with an action that suits its intended purpose.Samurai’s focus is solely on creating …

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