Pointers from Pilgrimage to Hinchinbrook

MY family and I recently made our annual trip to Hinchinbrook Island in north Queensland. The best barra of the trip (caught by yours truly) was landed off the bank at night. Good thing there weren’t any snapping handbags around because to land it I had to stand in the water. Yes I know the dangers of crocodiles but we didn’t have …

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The Tide Guide is Back

ID section contains the legal bag and size limits of popular species to enable you to quickly and easily identify fish while on the water. Pricing has not changed at the great low price of $6.60. The Tide Guide is available now at newsagents, independent tackle shops and all the usual places. Grab your copy now!

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Trials and Tribulations from the Flathead Classic

However we needed to find more fish. We checked a few different areas but the water clarity was fairly ordinary. And being the Gold Coast on a Saturday, the boat traffic was thick too. Eventually we found an area where the traffic wasn’t too bad and the water clarity was reasonable. We started trolling with small hard-bodies and it wasn’t long before …

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Fishery Status Reports Released

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THE status of wild fish stocks that underpin Commonwealth fisheries has remained generally steady according to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. ABARES executive director Karen Schneider said the fishery status reports 2015 showed that of the 92 fish stocks reviewed across the 21 Commonwealth fisheries, 63 stocks (or 68 percent) were …

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Crab Pot Surveillance and $25,000 in Fines

NINE vessels and 22 people were caught breaking the law as part of a joint crab pot surveillance operation undertaken between Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Redland Bay Water Police targeting crab pot thefts in the Logan River. QBFP field officer Chris Watts said the operation was conducted following complaints by both commercial and recreational crab fishers involving crab pot …

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First Place Winners Gold Coast Flathead Classic 2015 Tips

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Using the Lowrance HDS-12 on my boat was a big part of our success. Insight Genesis mapping helped us locate and pinpoint the top and bottom of ledges as well as holes. It also helped us position the boat to either drift the right line or hold and cast to isolated structure. Using the Lowrance’s side imaging to locate bait schools was …

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Great Outcome for Local Anglers v Geelong Star

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ASSISTANT Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston and Federal Member for Paterson Bob Baldwin have welcomed the news that the Geelong Star has voluntarily agreed to not fish in waters from Barrenjoey Headland, near Sydney, to Fraser Island, off Queensland until the end of April 2016. Minister Ruston said she was pleased an outcome had been achieved in …

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Queensland Bream Open 2015

The morning was quite frustrating, with a similar number of rises to the day before but the conversion rate tanked and after about an hour we left with only two small fish in the well. We moved to Macleay Island, which has been very good to us over the years, and slowly put a bag together in a range of spots …

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Stop the Glare With BluBlocker Sunglasses

The dangers of UV and blue light exist on cloudy as well as sunny days and in winter as well as summer. BluBlocker sunglasses reduce the sun’s glare in the summer but on cloudy days brighten and enhance the view. In short, they are all-season, all-weather sunglasses that balance and control the light intensity no matter when you wear them. BluBlocker …

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