Fishing

Austackle Verto Spinning Reel

Line capacity of 0.17mm/300m is ample if chasing something that’s likely to run fast. Verto reels are perfectly matched with the Austackle Matrix Paracurve micro jigging rods and Camo-Stik Travel Series. RRP is $129 and you can visit www.austackle.com for stockists and more information.

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Z-Man Motor Oil – Now in Larger Models (Product News)

have led to the release of big fish favourites in this go-to colour, including 5” and 9” GrubZ; 5” and 7” Scented Jerk ShadZ; and 4” SwimmerZ. Pre-release testing of the new models has exceeded expectations, with flathead, mulloway, snapper, barra, mangrove jack, trevally and myriad reef species falling victim to the good oil. If you’re yet to try a …

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Holy Barambah

Lake Barambah Lake Barambah has been the pick of the two dams, with bass coming up from the deeper flats and creek beds to feed heavily on the edges. Most anglers have reported 20 to 50-fish sessions and some cracking bass and yellowbelly among the catch. The fish aren’t afraid to hit anything that resembles a baitfish. The consistent warm weather can …

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Brush Up on Spearfishing Rules in the Noosa River

“A number of offenders have been issued with infringement notices in the past because they were not familiar with the local restrictions.” Spearfishing is prohibited in order to maintain safety and avoid potentially conflicting uses of the area, including boats entering while spearfishers are in the water. Possessing or using spears or spearguns is prohibited in Lake Weyba, the Noosa …

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Zerek Skittish Dog

A simple pulsating rod tip is all that’s needed for that enticing zig-zag action that drives predatory fish mad. The Skittish Dog features 10 colours from naturals to outlandish in the 115mm size and five wickedly natural colours in the 85mm range, giving anglers plenty of options. A tough ABS body is coupled with durable rings and chemically sharpened trebles …

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Rare Speartooth Sharks Caught and Tagged

Despite these low odds, over nine days of intensive sampling Dr Pillans, Barry Lyon and Luke Burnett (Australia Zoo) managed to capture two adult speartooth sharks, marking the first records of adults of this species in Australia and the first live specimens recorded by researchers anywhere. While one of the sharks was a female of about 2.2m in length, the …

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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 www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, 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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