Bush 'n Beach Fishing mag

Fishing masterclasses at Brisbane Boat Show included with entry

brisbane boat show masterclasses

FOR anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or inland waterways, the Brisbane Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and loads of technology designed to make your day on the water even more enjoyable. Being Queensland’s most extensive boat show, open from August 23-25 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South …

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Evinrude’s underrated iSteer and iTrim systems

evinrude e-tec isteer itrim

EVINRUDE’S iSteer and iTrim are underrated systems available on all G2 outboards from 115-300hp including the recently launched 115H.O, 140hp and 150hp engines. iSteer has two parts: a fully integrated hydraulic steering system (no messy cables) and a power steering assist pump with three settings that adjust automatically while under way. The integration of hydraulic steering into the power steering …

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Commercial harvesting to control carp

national carp control plan carp control carp

CAN Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success? The answer is probably not on its own, at the continental scale. Commercial harvesting to control carp could be used to support biocontrol methods such as the virus control being investigated by the National Carp Control Plan. The research …

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Consider getting your act together

consider getting your act together nautilus marine insurance

HERE’S a heads-up from specialist marine insurer Nautilus for couples who have a boat – consider conferring an ‘authority to act’ on your partner. This simple procedure can make life far easier in a whole range of circumstances. The authority to act in relation to your boat insurance can enable the other partner to seek amendments to the policy such …

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Crab poachers feeling the heat in NSW

nsw dpi crab poachers

FISHERIES officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries have continued to put the blowtorch on illegal crab fishing and black-market sales. NSWDPI A/Director Fisheries Compliance Brett Andrew said several people including a restaurant owner are in hot water for allegedly dealing illegally in crabs. “Fisheries officers inspected a restaurant in South West Rocks on May 28 and seized a …

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2019 Brisbane Boat Show from August 23-25

2019 brisbane boat show

PLANS are well under way as the Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 23-25, 2019. The show, one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, fills more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue. Considering the show’s history spans over 50 years, this three-day celebration …

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Last chance to have a say on proposed changes to Fisheries Regulation

fisheries regulation queensland

CREATING more sustainable fisheries for future generations is at the heart of a discussion paper released for public comment by the Queensland Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said anyone with an interest in Queensland’s world-famous fisheries could now have their say on proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008. “The Queensland Government is committed to …

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Black day for Burnett Heads black marketers

burnett heads black market fishers

A BURNETT Heads father and son have been fined $19,000 for significant black market fishing activity involving more than 90 illegal transactions. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the pair were unlawfully selling thousands of dollars worth of prawns and mud crabs, and were found in possession of regulated fish and commercial fishing apparatus. “This prosecution …

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Quintrex improves its runabouts with the release of the Fishabout Pro

Quintrex 450 Fishabout Pro runabout

AUSTRALIA’S favourite runabout just got better with the release of the Quintrex Fishabout Pro. The Fishabout Pro is offered in three sizes of 430, 450 and 470, and each has a maximum capacity of five people and horsepower ratings of 60hp, 60hp and 75hp respectively. Maintaining tradition, the new Fishabout Pro will feature the current Blade Hull with a new …

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Fishing initiative not just a passing FAD

fisheries initiative fad

SOUTHEAST Queensland fishers are set to reel in a bigger catch with the installation of fish-aggregation devices along the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and in Moreton Bay. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the devices, called FADs, were a floating buoy that gets tethered offshore and attracts fish. “We’re investing $1 million in rolling out a …

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