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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How to Cross the South Passage Bar

If you like the easier approach, just drop down a livie and hang on to the rod, waiting for the tip to drop sharply upon hook-up. When the trag are on, double hook-ups are very common, with some big fish among them. Live baits have been excellent, as have bonito, mack tuna and large squid and octopus. When the trag are hungry …

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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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Hot Mackerel Action off Gold Coast

I HOPE everyone is enjoying the Christmas break and getting plenty of time on the water. The Tweed River Bar is getting really shallow out the front and starting to collect any sort of swell, so pay attention when coming in or out. Currumbin Creek Bar is still very shallow out the front. The dredge left recently, so that’s it for this …

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Samurai Ledge Shore Casting Rods

Available in four weights to suit everything from land-based inshore luring for bream and flathead to landing larger species such as salmon and tailor off the beach and jewfish off the stones. All Ledge rods are of two-piece construction, and the 4-12lb and 8-15lb models are 9’ long while the 12-20lb and 15-25lb rods are 9’6”. Visit for more …

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Property Owner Fined $5000 Over Mangrove Clearing

“This is increasingly becoming a problem and clearly people are unaware of the mangroves’ value to the local environment,” Mr Overton said. Disturbances to marine plants, however minor, have a cumulative effect that can lead to a long-term decline in local fish production and general aquatic health. Even hedging can change the productivity of the mangroves and reduce the number …

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