Fishing

Concealed crabs cost Logan River fisher $17,000 fine

A BRISBANE recreational fisher with a history of fisheries infringements has been fined $17,000 for crabbing offences on the Logan River. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol acting district manager Mark Saul said fisheries officers intercepted the Stretton man’s vehicle leaving Marks Rd boat ramp at Woongoolba during a targeted operation against illegal crabbing. They found 104 mud crabs, including 51 …

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Using drones to your advantage when fishing

drones key for barramundi

So where do you go when the fish leave the basin after all that rain? This is where it gets interesting. After rain periods, bony bream breed, producing more food for the impoundment-dwelling monster barra. A good place to look for these extra baitfish are the rivers at the back of the impoundment around weedy edges and points. Having timber …

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Make the most of mixed species at Stanage Bay

stanage bay mackerel

 The fishing accommodation was set up for fishos by fishos and is close to the boat ramp, pub, servo and tackle shop.  Ask for Pacific Villa or Pacific Oasis when you call. You can contact us at stanagebay.com, on Facebook, by email at stanagebaymarine@bigpond.com or call me on 07 4937 3145. Until next time, keep your lines and hooks wet.

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Mustad 5.5” SS Pliers

Mustad 5.5” SS Pliers

MUSTAD has released a set of pliers that will allow small split rings to be opened easily, while retaining the strength to remove hooks from fish if necessary. The Mustad 5.5” SS Pliers are constructed using German stainless steel to ensure longevity in the field. These pliers feature a micro-sized split ring opener, two split-shot crimping slots (they may also …

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Prawn farm treatment completed following white spot outbreak

BIOSECURITY Queensland has completed treatment on all infected prawn farms in southeast Queensland following an outbreak of white spot disease in December 2016. Final treatment and discharge of water from the seven prawn farms along the Logan River and in Moreton Bay finished this week. White Spot Response Program Director Kerrod Beattie said due to extensive rainfall and increased water …

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Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament shines with support from MotorGuide

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“I would really like to send a big thank you to the rest of the committee and volunteers involved in running this competition, things ran very smoothly and without their help this tournament wouldn’t be what it is today. In just a few years the competition has gotten stronger and stronger, with entries filling up a lot quicker.  Plenty of …

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Samaki Egi Inked rod

samaki egi inked

THE Samaki Egi Inked stretches 8’6” in length, which is absolutely perfect for long lifts and wacky whips – the type of squid fishing action you could encounter anywhere around the world. The length of an egi rod must be right on the money. You want a perfectly balanced rod for casting those enticing jigs. It must have power for …

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Squidding in Moreton Bay

squidding moreton bay

When reeling squid in, keep them in the water and don’t lift them out because when you do, they tend to fire ink, and in a kayak it’s likely to be right at you. Once alongside, slide the net under the squid and point the top of the tube in your direction so any ink gets shot away from you, …

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Southern Moreton Bay improving

southern moreton bay

Soft plastics that have been working best are Zerek Live Minnow Flash Wrigglies, Live Shrimp Hot Legs and Gobblers Curl Grubs. The darker colours have worked best because the water is somewhere from green to dirty depending on what part of the tide you’re fishing and also how big the tides have been. When it comes to flathead, hopefully by …

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