Fishing

Plan to ensure Australian fisheries remain best managed in world

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture Richard Colbeck recently launched the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s five-year Research, Development and Extension plan for Australia’s fishing and aquaculture industries. Senator Colbeck said the 2015–2020 Strategic Plan represents an evolution in the way the FRDC invests in research, outlines a new focus based on three key national priorities, and empowers stakeholders. “The …

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Float Lining for a Trophy Fish

Some people think you need to travel many kilometres offshore to catch big snapper, but that is not always the case. My PB 88cm snapper was caught in Moreton Bay in just 3.5m of water. Fishing the bay is a lot harder than fishing the offshore reefs. Fishing the correct tides, moon phases, with fresh baits and the right technique …

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Have your say on the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek

A CONCEPT plan for the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek in West Mackay is open for public comment until the end of the month. Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments are currently planning stage two of rehabilitation activities at Lagoons Creek, with the aim of improving the creek’s health and amenity. A total of $200,000 in funding from council’s Natural Environment Levy and …

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Brush up on tropical rock lobster rules

Size and possession limits Painted crayfish (Panulirus ornatus): 11.5 cm tail minimum, 9 cm carapace minimum. Other tropical rock lobster species: no size limit. Possession limit: north of latitude 14º S and in Gulf waters – combined limit of 3 per person/6 per boat in total of all species. South of latitude 14° S – combined limit of 5 per …

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2015 Gold Coast Flathead Classic

Our entry fee includes: Tournament entry, a team Tournament Bag packed full of goodies, Tournament Shirt for each angler plus 4 dinners, as well as your entry into the Lucky random draw. No onsite camping is available and accommodation is your responsibility. A number of local accommodation places including Rays resort, Coomera Houseboats and Thornton Towers are offering a discount …

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Good Run of Fishing on Tweed Coast Continues

they have been avoidable and the more preferred reef species have hung about. It is simply a matter of identifying a school of leatherjacket on your sounder and moving somewhere else. As I sit here and write, they seem to be leaving anyway, so that’s good news all round. Solid squire and jewfish are being caught on Windarra Banks. Teraglin …

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Fishing Superstition – True or False?

Fishing Communication On another note, communication on the water can be vital whenever any form of breakdown or unexpected emergency occurs. VHF repeater channel 21 provides the best radio range for anyone fishing offshore in our backyard off Brisbane thanks to Redcliffe Coast Guard. While that VHF repeater on Moreton Island was off the air for maintenance recently, several people mentioned …

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Tailor Tactics – Rock and Estuary

it impedes the lure’s action. The braid helps to get your lure down deeper and bumps on the line from weed or a fish are better transferred to the rod without the stretch of mono. Medium to fast-action rods of about 7’ are perfect for this technique. Once I find the fish and hook up, I like to then cut …

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