Okuma Komodo baitcast rods

okuma komodo baitcast rods

THE Okuma Komodo SS baitcast reel has a reputation for strength, reliability, stopping power and good looks. It makes sense then that the matching series of Okuma Komodo baitcast rods follows the same design principles, from quality finish to 30T Toray carbon blank construction and Seaguide Hero Hi-Grade Low Frame Casting Guides, the attention to detail in bind and metal …

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Fish smugglers schooled at Melbourne Airport

Fish smugglers schooled at Melbourne Airport

TWO prospective fish smugglers have been intercepted at Melbourne International Airport attempting to bring 122 live fish into Australia on a commercial flight. Head of Biosecurity Lyn O’Connell said the seizure was a joint effort between the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Australian Border Force. “As part of an intelligence-led operation, the two passengers were selected …

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$53,000 fine for illegal crab haul on Gold Coast

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TWO people were fined a total of $53,000 after being found in possession of an illegal crab haul comprising a large number of female and undersized crabs and undersized fish taken from Paradise Point on the Gold Coast. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said: “While the vast majority of fishers do the right thing, there are …

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Coral parenting put under the microscope


A TOWNSVILLE scientist is undertaking new research to investigate the best way to produce diverse corals that might be used to restore and maintain healthy coral reefs. Researcher Annika Lamb has mixed the eggs and sperm of multiple corals together and is using genetic markers to identify the parents of the larvae produced. “We recently collected corals from the field …

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Threatened fish rescued across NSW

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RELOCATIONS of threatened fish have been conducted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries from western NSW to the coast, to help protect our native fish species from challenging environmental conditions. NSW DPI Senior Fisheries Manager Threatened Species Dr Trevor Daly said drought, high temperatures, bushfires and heavy rainfall have placed already threatened fish species across NSW under even greater …

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Big Fish Big Adventure coming to cinemas!

big fish big adventure

Big Fish Big Adventure is coming to a theatre near you! A LITTLE over three years ago I had what was, for many, a dream job on a nationally broadcast fishing series. The hours might have been long but the work environment was spectacular and the potential for adventure was high. Wherever the action was, there I was, cameraman, assistant …

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Million Dollar Fish: First charity fish reeled in!

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Rural Area resident reels in first purple tag of Million Dollar Fish S5 The first charity fish has been caught as part of BetEasy’s Million Dollar Fish Season 5 competition, with Territorian Adam Waye reeling in the lucrative barra on Tuesday, 4 February. Worth $5,000 in total, the purple tagged fish will see $2,500 go to Mr Waye, with $2,500 …

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Shark control measures return to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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THE Australian Government has committed $5 million to help the Queensland Government re-deploy shark control measures such as drumlines and improve swimmer safety inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An initial $4 million will help support Queensland’s transition to non-lethal shark control measures with further costs to be assessed as the Queensland Government implements: • SMART drumline trials • …

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Tactics for fishing Tin Can Bay

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G’DAY crew, I hope the silly season treated you well and you were able to get out and wet a line! We got a good run of weather from Christmas right through to the middle of January, which allowed plenty of fishing in Tin Can Bay. We even got a few good downpours to top up the tanks and green …

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Rockhampton net-free zone back online

rockhampton net-free zone fishing

IT has felt like an eternity since the saltwater barra season closed, but from February 1 barramundi will be back on the radar throughout the Rockhampton net-free zone and elsewhere in Queensland. I did a run a few weeks back during the closed season looking for big king threadfin salmon in the top half of the Fitzroy River. I checked …

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