Reminder: NSW Gone Fishing Day is on this Sunday, Oct 14 2018

IT doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before or if you’re the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! NSW DPI is running FREE fishing events around the state as part of this great national initiative! Enjoy a great family day with loads of free fun-filled activities including how-to-fish sessions, casting comps, goodie bags with bonus fishing lures, …

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Future closure dates set for coral reef fin fish

coral trout 7 closure dates coral reef fin fish

FISHERS planning to go reef fishing can make plans well in advance after long-term closure dates were set for coral reef fin fish. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner recently announced the dates for coral reef fin fish closed seasons for 2019 to 2023. “Setting the closure dates for the next five years will provide certainty for …

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Pilfering pro crabber pinched

crabber pinched

A CLEVELAND Magistrate has fined a commercial fisher more than $5000 for interfering with another licensed crabber’s pots in southern Moreton Bay. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Officer Matt Davidson said the successful court prosecution was a reminder to all fishers that interference with crabbing apparatus will not be tolerated. “Under Fisheries regulations, it is an offence to interfere …

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Okuma Cerros spin rods

DESIGNED in Australia to suit Aussie species and techniques, the Cerros family of spin rods from Okuma is built on quality 30T Toray carbon blanks and finished with SeaGuide Hero Hi-Grade 316 stainless steel, anti-tangle guides and Fuji reel seats. There are five 7’ models in the range: L, ML, M, H and XH, covering everything from bream and bass …

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New moon brings annual fishing closures

coral reef fin fish annual fishing closures

CORAL reef fin fish will be off-limits from Saturday, October 6, 2018 as the first of two annual fishing closures to protect these fish during spawning season commences. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Tony Loader said the two five-day closures coincided with the new moon when key coral reef fish species aggregate to spawn. “October and November have …

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Wonderful whiting on the way

wonderful whiting

BOTH the air and water temps are warming and this means a lot of us will be looking forward to wonderful whiting fishing in the Nerang and Coomera rivers. While you can catch whiting all year round on the Gold Coast, it is at this time of year when they become more plentiful and easier to find. For the next …

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King of the River a success

king of the river

KEPPEL Bay Sportfishing Club, in conjunction with the Criterion Hotel, hosted a cracker king threadfin competition on the Fitzroy River in late August. Participants said they had a very enjoyable time and are really looking forward to next year. With the Fitzroy River net free for almost three years, expectations were high for plenty of fish. However, the report from …

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Okuma Epixor XT spinning reel

okuma epixor xt

THE 2018 iF Design Award-winning Okuma Epixor XT spinning reel offers anglers stylish design, quality build, performance plus and a load of features at an extremely affordable price. In short, more bang for your buck. The build includes Okuma’s C-40X long-strand carbon fibre technology, which is a substantially stronger composite than standard graphite. At 25 percent lighter, 50 percent stronger …

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Devil in the deep blue sea a rare sight

blue devil fish

VIDEO footage of a rare, protected fish in water almost twice the depth it is thought to inhabit has raised questions about how marine life is responding to climate change and how much we really know about the deep ocean. Marine biologists from the University of Wollongong have taken the first verifiable recording of a rare, protected fish in water …

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Bowen Family Fishing Classic this weekend!

bowen family fishing classic 2018

JUST like Bowen, the Bowen Family Fishing Classic is about more than fishing – it’s a time for the family to relax and be entertained, play, win and enjoy outdoor recreational activities for the weekend. The Iron Jack XXXX Beach Party gets under way from midday on Saturday, September 22 when the amusement rides roar to life, followed by the …

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