Fishing

Brush up on tropical rock lobster rules

Size and possession limits Painted crayfish (Panulirus ornatus): 11.5 cm tail minimum, 9 cm carapace minimum. Other tropical rock lobster species: no size limit. Possession limit: north of latitude 14º S and in Gulf waters – combined limit of 3 per person/6 per boat in total of all species. South of latitude 14° S – combined limit of 5 per …

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2015 Gold Coast Flathead Classic

Our entry fee includes: Tournament entry, a team Tournament Bag packed full of goodies, Tournament Shirt for each angler plus 4 dinners, as well as your entry into the Lucky random draw. No onsite camping is available and accommodation is your responsibility. A number of local accommodation places including Rays resort, Coomera Houseboats and Thornton Towers are offering a discount …

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Good Run of Fishing on Tweed Coast Continues

they have been avoidable and the more preferred reef species have hung about. It is simply a matter of identifying a school of leatherjacket on your sounder and moving somewhere else. As I sit here and write, they seem to be leaving anyway, so that’s good news all round. Solid squire and jewfish are being caught on Windarra Banks. Teraglin …

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Fishing Superstition – True or False?

Fishing Communication On another note, communication on the water can be vital whenever any form of breakdown or unexpected emergency occurs. VHF repeater channel 21 provides the best radio range for anyone fishing offshore in our backyard off Brisbane thanks to Redcliffe Coast Guard. While that VHF repeater on Moreton Island was off the air for maintenance recently, several people mentioned …

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Tailor Tactics – Rock and Estuary

it impedes the lure’s action. The braid helps to get your lure down deeper and bumps on the line from weed or a fish are better transferred to the rod without the stretch of mono. Medium to fast-action rods of about 7’ are perfect for this technique. Once I find the fish and hook up, I like to then cut …

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BASS TT Lures St Clair Classic

Matched to Dane’s rod was a Daiwa Certate 2000 spooled with 10lb Unitika Light Jigging braid rigged with 12’-14’ of 6lb Sunline FC Rock leader. Third place went to an angler who is coming into form at the right time of year, and he has the record to make any angler wary. Matthew Mott not only came out and took …

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Minnie Water Snapper Action

 If the lure got to the bottom before the boat drifted over the top of it, we’d give it a few bounces before bringing it up to go again. We found that the feeding fish were nowhere near the bottom and all plastics were hit on the drop from the cast. Most of our big fish were caught on plastics, with …

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Fishing line rules: don’t get in a tangle

RESTRICTIONS are in place on the number of fishing lines that can be used in Queensland fresh and tidal waters to protect fish stocks from overfishing. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said different fishing line rules applied to fishing gear used in tidal waters and non-tidal waters (fresh waters). “Fishers are responsible for ensuring the fishing …

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