Fishing

Using the right bait helps stop the spread of disease

wild caught prawns right bait

TO ensure the ongoing health of Queensland’s extraordinary marine habitat and to protect local industries, Biosecurity Queensland is urging fishers to ‘Be a mate, and check your bait’. It is really important that fishers only use the right bait in the form of Australian wild-caught prawns from a quality bait supplier or catch their own bait. Imported prawns could potentially …

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Movement restrictions apply this prawning season

movement restrictions southeast qld prawns

WITH the prawning season kicking off in southeast Queensland, it is important to remember movement restrictions are in place in Moreton Bay. To help protect Queensland’s beautiful natural waterways, fishers must not move raw prawns, yabbies and marine worms out of the white spot disease movement restriction area in southeast Queensland. The movement restrictions are in place from Caloundra to …

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Fish Inc. Lures 80mm Fly Half popper

fish inc. fly half popper

THE Fish Inc. Lures Fly Half 80mm popper is built tough including heavy-duty ABS construction and solid wire-through-body design to punch above its weight, and it comes fitted with HD Owner trebles. At 16g in weight it casts like a bullet and its unique keeled belly design and balanced weight allows it to be retrieved easily with a ‘walk the dog’ …

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Wilson Marine and Leisure Liquid Lanolin

wilson marine liquid lanolin

WILSON Marine and Leisure Liquid Lanolin protects marine hardware, cabling, outboard engines and fishing gear from the harmful effects of corrosion. Lanolin is an environmentally friendly, non-conductive salt and acid-resistant product that protects, rejuvenates and lubricates many different materials. The lanolin lubricates and protects moving parts on tools, reels, zippers and chains, while being robust enough to resist high-pressure cleaning. …

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Crab pot surveillance nets 25 offenders

crab pot fines surveillance

A 12-MONTH Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol surveillance operation in north Queensland has resulted in 25 people being charged with interfering with crab pot apparatus. QBFP north Queensland district manager Glenn Shiels said the operation, which finished in January 2018, targeted Ingham, Townsville, Airlie Beach and Mackay following complaints from recreational and commercial fishers alleging interference with crab pot apparatus. …

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Cleaning up Gold Coast carp on fly

gold coast carp on fly

They can be frustrating at the best of times but any carp caught and taken out of our waterways is one (or more) native fish better off. Targeting carp on fly is not the easiest of tasks. I use 5 and 7-weight fly rods, using line weights to match the rods, as well as 8-10lb leader. As far as flies …

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Z-Man 2.75″ Finesse FrogZ

z-man 2.75" Finesse FrogZ

Z-MAN’S bite-size 2.75” Finesse FrogZ features a realistic frog profile and twin paddle feet that create noise, water movement and a bubble trail that predators can’t resist… boof! Rig it for surface fishing on a TT Lures 2/0 ChinlockZ or ChinlockZ Finesse hook, hold the rod tip up and wind the Finesse FrogZ until you hit the magic speed where …

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Catch some funding for fish stocking

funding for native fish stocking nsw

APPLICATIONS for the NSW Department of Primary Industries 2018-19 Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program are now open, with angling and community groups, individuals, councils and other relevant organisations encouraged to apply for funding. The program, which is now in its 20th season, offers matching funding to buy fish from registered private hatcheries for restocking into approved public waters in …

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