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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Plenty of quality fish coming from the Noosa River

The Noosa River has again come up with some great fish for angler unable to get outside due to weather! There are still good numbers of trevally in Woods Bay early in the morning, tailor are also amongst them with surface lures like the River2sea Skinny Dogs working well. Mangrove jack are in good numbers in the upper reaches of …

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Mercury Queensland Bream Open 2017

queensland Bream Open 2017

Throughout the day we slowly upgraded our bag and were happy to weigh in 3.82kg, putting us in second place. Team Samurai Reaction’s Tristan Taylor and Dave McKenzie were the leaders with a 3.85kg bag and they had employed a similar game plan to us, fishing topwater and cranking the shallows. Team Pontoon21 was in third place with a bag …

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Anglers lapping up the action on Gold Coast

Rivers The Rivers have been fishing well after the rain, some good quality Whiting have been caught in the Logan River, Coomera North and South arms. Pimpama River and the Nerang River are the pick of the spots. The best tip is to use a nice long trace of 6lb Fluro carbon leader, 4 ball sinker and a size 6 …

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Silvester claims the 2017 Atomic Championship

bass atomic championship

Finishing second in the Pro division was last year’s champion Mitchell Cone with a six-out-of-six bag totalling 6.26kg. Mitchell earned himself a $1000 Atomic cheque, $1000 Frogleys Offshore voucher, Garmin VIRB camera, Tonic Eyewear, $590 Atomic entry credits voucher and the Atomic Championship second-place trophy. Mitchell gave it his all and really stepped up in this big event, proving how …

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Whittley boats power up with new management system

MAKE your boat safer and easier to run with Whittley Marine’s new engine and power management system. The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and evergreen CR 2380 cruiser all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet. …

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Boatie prosecuted for obstructing fisheries officers

commercial fisher fined $12,000

A BRISBANE boat skipper who refused to stop his vessel and motored off on the Logan River has been fined $1500 for obstructing fisheries officers. Beenleigh Magistrates’ Court imposed the penalty for a charge of obstruction, a serious offence under fisheries laws that has a maximum penalty of $126,150. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol field officer James Hohenhaus said officers …

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