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River fishing improves as temperatures drop

temperatures drop noosa

The Noosa River has seen plenty of quality bream being caught throughout the system as temperatures have cooled. The river mouth has been producing some nice fish to 35cm on mullet strips, mullet gut and fowl gut. Smaller   soft plastics like Keitech 2 and 3 inch Easy Shiners on lightly weighted jig heads have also been of the lures of …

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Unreal fishing experience for young fishos

fishing experience

As the day went on and we continued landing many more grassies and other smaller reef fish, we decided to head off to see if we could land a tuna before pulling the boat out of the water. With no luck in hooking a tuna, we both stopped fishing for a second and took in the awesome glassed-out conditions. While …

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Offenders fined $1261 for Ningi Creek crab pot interference

offenders fined

Offenders fined: A complaint to Fishwatch about crab pot interference from a local Ningi resident resulted in a QBFP officer undertaking a surveillance operation at Ningi Creek over a period of two weeks. The surveillance operation helped identify three offenders who were issued with infringement notices of $1261 each for their offences. If you see unlawful activity call the 24-hour …

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Reduced speed limit to remain while Lake Tinaroo hazards surveyed

Lake Tinaroo

SUNWATER is reminding users of Lake Tinaroo that reduced speed limits are still in effect across most of the lake due to underwater hazards exacerbated by recent unauthorised tree clearing. While the water level of the lake has risen in recent weeks, there are concerns around an increase in submerged hazards that have the potential to pose a serious risk …

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Fantastic fishing days around Bundaberg

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE There were a few fantastic fishing days around the Bundaberg area late last week. The big boats that put in the effort were rewarded with some massive grass sweetlip, maori cod, coral trout and parrot. Most of the inshore reefs also produced the goods, and with the first cool change predicted for this weekend, it should fire up …

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Cool water species on the chew off Noosa

cool water fish noosa

With some spectacular weather around Anzac Day, plenty of anglers headed offshore. There have been some great reports of cool water species biting well, with good pearl perch and snapper from the Barwon Banks and Parrot, Amberjack and Moses Perch also amongst them. Up on North Reef, more cool water fish including Snapper, cobia, jew, and mackerel have also been …

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Stessl 520 Bluewater boat review

stessl 520 bluewater

Once back in smooth water, opening the taps on the Yamaha F115 saw us tickle 66km/h at 5800rpm. Internally, the Stessl 520 Bluewater has a raised foredeck constructed from fibreglass, which makes for a tidier finish and nicer touch points than regular aluminium. The seats both fore and aft are excellent and overall layout is perfect. A ‘luggage rail’ runs …

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Offshore action aplenty off Sunshine Coast

offshore action noosa sunshine coast

With the promise of some good offshore action for pelagics, anglers were out in force last weekend. They were not disappointed, with the pelagics really starting to fire up. With plenty of bait in the water around, Halls Reef, Jew Sholes and Sunshine Reef  this in turn has seen reports of good sized spotted and spanish mackerel, dolphin fish (mahi …

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Formosa Marine celebrates 20 years

formosa celebrates 20 years

FORMOSA Marine is proud to acknowledge that 2018 will mark 20 years of aluminium boat building for the Australian boating public. From humble beginnings, the company now sees itself as one of the mainstay brands of the Australian recreational boating market, with a distribution network Australia wide. The key to the longevity, growth and reputation of Formosa Marine has been …

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Nautilus Marine Insurance – Insights into boat insurance

nautilus marine insurance

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario You’ve got that new waterfront home and can now conveniently keep your 6m boat at the end of the backyard. No more trailering down to the ramp – in …

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