How to game fish successfully

game fish

THIS series of articles will focus on fishing for blue marlin but will address other species too. I will start at the logical place, which is the start. The biggest problem with game fishing is learning how to do it with a high level of success. It is obvious that all the world’s knowledge is in books, these days the …

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Formosa Marine Active Transom

active transom

UNIQUE design features are a hallmark of Formosa Marine boats, and the recently released Active Transom on the Sea-Rod range is no exception. Active Transom is effectively Formosa’s way of saying: “Set up the back end of your boat how you’d like it.” You’ve got four transom options to choose from: Full Access, Dual Access, Single Access and Closed Access, …

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Stacer’s 589 Crossfire perfect for the Patriot Games family

Patriot Games

STACER, Australia’s premier aluminium boat builder, has teamed up with Patriot Games for one of the most extreme outback adventures yet. Patriot Games follows a family of five across Australia’s most remote country, putting Stacer boats, Patriot Campers and Ram Trucks through the ultimate test in an action-packed reality TV series. With such a big family, Patriot Games chose the …

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Okuma Cerros spin rods

DESIGNED in Australia to suit Aussie species and techniques, the Cerros family of spin rods from Okuma is built on quality 30T Toray carbon blanks and finished with SeaGuide Hero Hi-Grade 316 stainless steel, anti-tangle guides and Fuji reel seats. There are five 7’ models in the range: L, ML, M, H and XH, covering everything from bream and bass …

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Long weekend saw plenty on offer

plenty on offer long weekend saw noosa

With the winds and rain came a jump in swell early in the week which meant only the larger charter boats and bigger boats headed offshore. The full moon on Monday made conditions hard going but the bite was definitely out wider into the deeper waters of Double Island and the Barwon Banks, and the long weekend saw several cracking …

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Reef fishing off the cards this weekend

reef fishing cards

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE With the coral reef fin fish closure this weekend from the 6th to the 10th of October, the reef fishing will be off the cards.  With the magic-looking forecast you can still make the most out of it chasing pelagics.  The Five Degree Patch and the Fifteen Mile are always good places to start.  Trolling gar and Samaki …

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Extra guide means more options for Moreton Bay Fishing Charters

THE fishing has been pretty good over the past month and should continue to be so. Fortunately the good weather has outshone the bad. Some snot weed is around, which is pretty normal for this time of year but nothing that can’t be dealt with. We’ve had both boats running charters this month, so we’ve been able to cover a …

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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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