Fishing

Queensland barramundi season reopens February 1

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines ready for the barramundi season, which reopens from midday, February 1. The barramundi closed seasons have been in force in the Gulf of Carpentaria since October 7 last year and November 1 for the east coast. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said the closed seasons were aimed at ensuring …

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Noosa a popular spot for Australia Day Fishing

Trolling the Strada Dredge 70’s around 3 knots has been seeing success early morning and late afternoon. Also soft plastics like the Boom Bait 3” bomb shads has been proving there worth with a constant super slow roll along the bottom and over the drop offs. During the low light hours trevally and mangrove jack have been on the chew …

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Aggression in Fish Depends on Environmental Conditions

THE intensity of aggressive interactions between one of the nation’s most popular angling fish, Australian bass, and the invasive eastern mosquitofish, are dependent on the interplay between water temperature and salinity, a study by University of Wollongong PhD student Laura Lopez has revealed. Her findings provide valuable new insights towards efforts to preserve estuarine ecology, and the enjoyment of recreational anglers, …

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Fisher Fined $471 for Undersized Bream Catch

QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers found a fisher at Tingalpa Creek in possession of five undersized bream and fined the offender $471. The fisher informed the QBFP officers that the undersized bream were given to him to use as bait. All fishers should be aware that fish used for bait must meet the legal size limit. Bream have a minimum …

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Abu Garcia Black Max Reels

ABU Garcia Black Max reels are dedicated to giving everyday anglers professional results. It doesn’t matter if you head to the local river or your favourite impoundment, the Max family of reels can handle the stress of everyday use. Abu Garcia has made many enhancements to the popular line-up, giving the reels even more great attributes that make them excellent …

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Wind Slows Offshore Activity Last Weekend

Trevally and queenfish have been present in the Woods Bays again surface lures first thing in the morning or soft plastics as the sun get up. Good quality flathead have been coming from the lower reaches of the river. Drifting whole fish baits or live baits has been doing most of the damage. Plastics like the berkley 4” nemesis slowly …

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New Z-Man Mag SwimZ

MAG SwimZ is Z-Man’s new 10X Tough big fish swimbait. This full-bodied 8” paddle tail features a curved tail that hooks under to catch water and create a unique action that, when combined with its super-soft and flexible ElaZtech construction, creates a unique lively tail action that attracts fish and triggers strikes. This unique tail design also gives the 8” …

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Filtering through the trash for cleaner waterways

“The devices are expected to capture a combined one cubic metre of litter per quarter which will have huge benefits for the health of our waterways, river and coast. “To alleviate the risk of flooding, the baskets also feature an overflow mechanism and will be maintained by council four times a year, focussing on the wet season.” Reef Catchments coasts …

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