Fishing

Pflueger Illusion Rods (Product News)

The Illusion series is suitable for both lure and bait fishing and comes in one and two-piece configurations. Models include lightweight spin in 6’6” and 6’10” 1-3kg and 7’ 2-4kg; medium spin in 7’ 3-6kg and 5’6” 4-7kg; heavy spin in 7’ 6-10kg; and a lightweight 6’4” 2-4kg baitcast rod. RRP is $99.95. For more information, visit www.pflueger.com.au

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Sunshine Coast Offshore Fishing Heats Up

In the rivers  The Noosa River has seen great numbers of bigeye trevally, GTs, cale cale trevally, bream, flathead and whiting. Big predatory fish are hanging around the bait schools coming in and out on the tides at the mouth. The best time to fish this particular spot is during the tide changes. Soft plastic lures cast out on light graphite outfits are …

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Mangrove jack, flathead and whiting around Coomera

You may even be lucky enough to entice a Mangrove Jack to have a crack at your lure.   Don’t forget live bait is a  great option as that’s what the fish are feeding on,  so adding a cast net to your  fishing kit is a great idea.  Christmas is not far away, so perhaps that is an idea for Santa. …

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Austackle Shrimp Jig (Product News)

A selection of 15g, 33g and 74g offerings means a variety of depths and currents are covered. The Austackle Shrimp Jig is available in six colours including glow and UV, with a RRP of $13.95. See www.austackle.com for stockists and more information or ask your local tackle shop.

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River and Dam Fishing around Bundaberg

On the fishing side of things, the Burnett is still alive with fish.  There have been good reports of three-tooth jew up to 50cm, big flathead, blue salmon and mangrove jack, and fingermark have also showed up during the week. For the guys keen to catch a few bass, Lake Gregory is fishing really well.  Most sessions have started with …

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Zerek Tango Shad a Raging Success

THE Zerek Tango Shad now comes in floating and suspending models and will only be available in a 50mm version. Fifteen new colours in the suspending version and 10 new colours in the floating version combine natural and attractor patterns, including UV colours that make these brilliant lures even more appealing. The 50mm Floating Tango Shad has been a raging …

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Crab Bust – Fisher Fined $6000

“In Queensland, it is illegal to take female mud crabs; and male mud crabs have a minimum size limit of 15cm across the carapace, with a possession limit of 10,” he said. “The fine issued is significant and demonstrates the seriousness of the offences, which pose a threat to the local mud crab breeding population.” Mr McDonald said the Logan River …

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Barra Closed Season: Queensland East Coast

THE annual barra closed season along Queensland’s east coast will be effective from midday on November 1, 2015 through to midday on February 1, 2016. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said officers will be stepping up surveillance during the three-month closure to protect this valued fish species during the summer wet season. “The barramundi closed season applies …

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New Fishing Encyclopedia (Product News)

An extensive state by state location guide as well as sections on tackle, saltwater boat and saltwater shore fishing, freshwater boat and freshwater land-based fishing as well as fly fishing can be found within. The encyclopedia includes a complete Australian fish ID guide, over 55 pages of knots and rigs and a 79-page section on all Australian lures and how …

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Moondarra Fishing Classic a Ripper Event

Bill Rigby took out the coveted Champion Senior Angler title with a points total of 1,550 and Nicholas Thinee went home with the Champion Junior Angler title. The coveted Heaviest Overall Barramundi title went to senior competitor Joshua Isaacson with a Barra weighing in at 22.43kg, brought in within the first couple of hours of competition on Friday night. With …

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