Rocky Barra Bounty

Day two began very similarly to day one and we started in roughly the same area, hoping to catch an hour or two of the run-out tide and hopefully jag a barra. After two hours without a touch and just as the dirty water started to push back in from the mouth, we decided to pull the pin and head …

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Fishers Fined $14,380 for Illegal Catch

“If anyone suspects illegal fishing, please report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116 so the matter can be investigated.” For more information on Queensland fishing rules, visit, call 13 25 23 or download the free Qld Fishing app from Apple and Google app stores. You can follow Fisheries Queensland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@FisheriesQld). Photos: Department …

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Alvey Alloy Series 6500C8 (Product News)

Alvey is renowned for producing robust Aussie-made fishing reels with muscle and brawn, however the new C8 series offers an elegance that creatively wraps the most sophisticated yet practical fishing reel Alvey have ever made. For ultimate strength, the ‘sporty’ precision-engineered 6500C8 is machined from a one-piece cold-forged marine-grade aluminium block. A saltwater-resistant anodised coating further enhances the reel’s ability …

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Persistence Pays Off in Bundaberg Estuaries

As the tide slowly began to drop, these somewhat safe shallows started draining, forcing the smaller fish and bait into dangerous territory, and we attempted to imitate the nervous bait using soft plastic and hard-bodied lures. A hot fishing session earlier in the year resulted from casting around this draining ledge, so I was itching for another hot barramundi bite this …

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Megabass X-Drift (Product News)

It is engineered to drift down, respond to a lift and fall again in high-current areas. Its design means it can cut through the water and stay down where the fish are without being carried away to unproductive areas. The X-Drift is balanced to sink head down, reducing the chances of getting snagged, and it comes rigged with a single …

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Second Annual Coral Reef Fin Fish Closed Season

CORAL reef fin fish will be off limits from this Monday, November 9 in the second of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Bob Russell said the closure would start immediately after midnight at the beginning of November 9 and end immediately before midnight at the end of November 13. “The coral reef …

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Mud Crabs Around After Rain

This week has seen some heavy rain in some areas however mostly sunny days with what are typical summer storms arriving in the evenings. Some good spots to try will be around Paradise Point, South Arm of the Coomera River near Sanctuary Cove, Wave Break Island, Local Bridges that are light up at night and Canals are worth a go.  …

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NosiLife Angler Repels the Elements

Available as a long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirt, the NosiLife Angler Shirt is a must-have for avid fishers, hikers and explorers of all ages. Whether you’re walking along a riverbank in Thailand, fishing on a beach in far north Queensland or hiking through dense Peruvian jungle, this shirt will help keep the sun off your skin and biting insects at bay. …

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Tips for Targeting Whiting on Lures

The puffs of sand, mud or shell grit created by the bib of the lure hitting the bottom are what I believe create most of the strikes because the whiting instinctively smash the lure out of hunger or territorial aggression. Perhaps the whiting interpret the lure and puffs of sediment as being a prawn, yabby or some other type of bait …

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