Mercury Diesel three-litre 150-270hp engines

mercury diesel 150-270hp engines

MERCURY’S latest offering – a new line of three-litre diesel engines for sterndrive, inboard and water-jet applications – has been released at the Sydney International Boat Show. Available in 150hp, 230hp and 270hp variants, these engines have been engineered, developed and tested over the past three years to lead their class in several key attributes: Acceleration; Reliability; Ease of installation …

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QLD Fisheries officers bust mangrove poacher – fined $12,000

mangrove fine qld

A NSW man who took almost 200 protected marine plants from a declared Queensland fish habitat area for commercial purposes has been fined $12,000 in the Bundaberg Magistrates’ Court. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said there was evidence of a well-established illegal commercial operation when Fisheries Queensland detected the offences in the Elliott River Fish Habitat …

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Fish, wake, ski with the Formosa X Bowrider at Australian Marine Centre

X Bowrider

BRISBANE-based Formosa Marine is leading the way in Australian plate boat design and manufacturing. The recently released X Bowrider has proven a very popular model for Formosa. Tomahawk dealer, Australian Marine Centre in Slacks Creek, has an Offshore 580 X Bowrider in stock to view now. Features on the X uniquely allow for the perfect crossover boat to enjoy family …

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Okuma LRF rods

Okuma LRF

THE Okuma LRF range of rods features Okuma’s patented Unidirectional Fibre Reinforcement technology, a breakthrough in rod strength and sensitivity. This patented manufacturing process utilises an outer layer of longitudinal fibres around the rod blank to significantly increase rod strength as well as power and sensitivity in the tip section. These fibres increase the rod’s lifting power and maximum strength …

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Quality whiting, trevally and tailor in Noosa River

quality whiting and trevally

In the Noosa River we are seeing quality whiting on the chew. The bigger fish have been taken around Lake Donella, Weyba and the stretch from Dog Beach down to the sand bags. Most whiting are taking live worms and peeled prawns on a number 4 Instinct long shank hook. For the lure fisherman try surface lures such as Strada …

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Atomic Semi-Hardz Tims Prawn


ATOMIC Semi-Hardz are soft lifelike lures in minnow and lipless shapes and they are extremely popular for targeting a wide range of species, from snapper offshore to bass in impoundments. This is partly due to the wide range of retrieves that can be used and the variety of depths they will work in. The Atomic Semi-Hardz range was one of …

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Sea Jay 630 Vision review

630 Vision

An additional six rod holders can be found on the targa, which keeps them well out of the way, as well as a few more in each gunwale. As with all Sea Jay boats, the finishing and attention to detail is top-notch and I think the quality of Say Jays and the pride in workmanship is one reason why more …

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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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