Fishing

Crab Bust – Fisher Fined $6000

“In Queensland, it is illegal to take female mud crabs; and male mud crabs have a minimum size limit of 15cm across the carapace, with a possession limit of 10,” he said. “The fine issued is significant and demonstrates the seriousness of the offences, which pose a threat to the local mud crab breeding population.” Mr McDonald said the Logan River …

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Barra Closed Season: Queensland East Coast

THE annual barra closed season along Queensland’s east coast will be effective from midday on November 1, 2015 through to midday on February 1, 2016. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said officers will be stepping up surveillance during the three-month closure to protect this valued fish species during the summer wet season. “The barramundi closed season applies …

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New Fishing Encyclopedia (Product News)

An extensive state by state location guide as well as sections on tackle, saltwater boat and saltwater shore fishing, freshwater boat and freshwater land-based fishing as well as fly fishing can be found within. The encyclopedia includes a complete Australian fish ID guide, over 55 pages of knots and rigs and a 79-page section on all Australian lures and how …

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Moondarra Fishing Classic a Ripper Event

Bill Rigby took out the coveted Champion Senior Angler title with a points total of 1,550 and Nicholas Thinee went home with the Champion Junior Angler title. The coveted Heaviest Overall Barramundi title went to senior competitor Joshua Isaacson with a Barra weighing in at 22.43kg, brought in within the first couple of hours of competition on Friday night. With …

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Team Venom Kids’ Shirts

Made from 155gsm polyester birdseye fabric, these jerseys have the ability to manage moisture by wicking it away from the skin, and the material can breathe, keeping the kids cool while they concentrate on fishing. Coming in kids’ sizes from 4 through to 14, the Team Venom kids’ jerseys are generous in sizing to allow the kids to grow into …

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New Shimano Stradic FK

Shimano Stradic FK: Every couple of years it seems Shimano grabs hold of the Stradic spin reel lineup and makes a great reel even better. And the 2016 Shimano Stradic reels certainly continue that tradition. First, a reel of this standing couldn’t be without the new Hagane Body. This metal frame is highly rigid, so there’s no flexing when under load and no …

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Wilson Venom Game Series Rods (Product News)

But the weight difference is not the only benefit of these rods. Fully rollered with Winthrop guides, ultra-tough and designed and built in Australia, these rods are made to be worked hard. During testing, Venom Game rods were pitted against the likes of oversized dogtooth tuna, spanish mackerel and the mighty blue marlin. Needless to say, the rods performed without …

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Fat Albert Let Loose

Quirkily named in jest after long time Fishing Classic and Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group volunteer Albert Shelley Co-Event Manager George Fortune spoke on the naming of the Barra. “Fat Albert joins a long list of Tagged Barra names which have included Roberta in recognition of our local MP Robbie Katter (that year the Barra was a female), Georgina after …

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Large Wilson Tackle Bag (Product News)

Two side storage pockets are designed to take bigger items such as large leader spools, gloves, beanies and other accessories, while the durable base feet help to keep the bag off the ground. The top flap has elastic webbing to hold items such as rain jackets and other light but bulky items to help ensure your day on the water …

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PENN Clash Spinning Reel (Product News)

A Techno-Balanced RR30 carbon rotor on the smaller reels, aluminium on the bigger sizes, with the heavy-duty aluminium bail is built for a long life. The new Leveline slow-oscillation system is rugged and produces tight, near-perfect line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of ‘wind knots’. A sealed HT-100 drag system is protected from corrosion and smoothly manages the fight …

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