Barra on the Bite for Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

FRIDAY, October 16 marks the opening of nominations for Queensland’s richest freshwater fishing competition the 2015 Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic. To be hosted at Mount Isa’s picturesque Lake Moondarra just 15 kilometres outside of the iconic mining city’s CBD the annual Fishing Classic is tipped to attract in excess of 500 competitors and thousands of spectators over its …

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Epic 10 Day Fraser Island Trip

This pushes baitfish in closer to the shore and with them some of the larger predators on the chase. Still, with the flathead fishing as good as it was, it was hard to complain. Brilliant bait fishing From about the beginning of August to the end of October each year the summer whiting fishing on the western flats of Fraser can …

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The Right Gear for Whiting

Float lining for snapper is an easy and very effective way to consistently catch fish, and when you’re trying to fish a new area or target a new species, keeping it simple is best. A 6-8kg rod, 5000-size reel loaded with 20lb braid and a 30lb leader make up the gear needed, along with a gang of three 4/0 to …

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Female anglers dominate at Basstasstic Somerset

ROUND 4 of the Basstasstic Somerset individual bass fishing qualifiers was held at Somerset Dam on August 15 and 16. She cast the lures at the bank rather than focusing on the deepwater fishing Somerset is known for. Aimee won $500 cash and a Trevor’s Leathers keyring with the winning total engraved on it. Brittany put her second-place success down to using …

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BASS Australia Nation Glenbawn Challenge

The Stormr Big Bass was caught by Cameron Ley, and he was stoked to see the scales flash 1.69kg after his bass hit a 3” Keitech Easy Shiner in Gold Flash. This Atomic B.A.S.S. Australia Nation season has been hard for the anglers, and all we have left for the year is the Megabass B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship, which will …

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Pflueger Trion XT Rods (Product News)

Trion rods feature technique-specific actions developed for Australian fish and conditions. The actions and performance of the Trion series are achieved through a combination of high-modulus carbon blank material and quality Fuji guides and reel seat delivering crisp and reliable performance in every fishing situation. Trions now includes Fuji K Alconite guides and a new Hybra-Cork handle design that provides …

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Stop the Glare with BluBlocker Sunglasses

The Viper’s large, rubberised elements can cushion a blow and fit comfortably on your face through the most active days, and the unique side lenses assure you’re seeing nothing but crisp, clear BluBlocker vision. Ultra-light nylon construction provides superior comfort and durability and the hinges are thick and durable. The nose pads are rubberised, with little air holes for a …

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Reminder: Tropical Rocklobster Closed Season

A REMINDER that all species of tropical rocklobster are off limits to fishers from midnight, October 1, 2015 until midnight, December 31, 2015 in Queensland tidal waters. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Bob Russell said the closure was vital to protect tropical rocklobster during their spawning season. “Closed seasons or regulated waters prevent people from fishing at certain times of the year to protect …

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Indonesia–Australia Strengthen Partnership to Combat Illegal Fishing

The Indonesian and Australian Governments yesterday signed a Joint Communiqué to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and to promote sustainable fisheries governance across the region. The agreement was officially signed by Australian Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce and Indonesian Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, in Indonesia yesterday. Speaking from Indonesia, Minister Joyce said the agreement deepened an already strong …

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Mount Isa’s Fishing Classic a Community Affair

A sometimes unknown fact about one of outback Queensland’s most iconic annual events, the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic, is it’s 100 percent a fundraising activity organised by a volunteer community organisation… an impressive undertaking considering its size and reputation. Also a ritual for many locals, the Moondarra Fishing Classic is a true community affair. Co-event manager George Fortune said: “Further …

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