Fishing

New Samurai Reaction rods – RE-212 and RE-151

2019 samurai reaction rods

THE Samurai Reaction is where it all started. Samurai’s premium rod range combined all the best components with new, cutting-edge build techniques and cemented Samurai as the rod company to beat. Multiple successful rod ranges later and Samurai has circled back to its eponymous rod range. The Reaction series continues to hold a special place at the top of the …

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New rules to protect black jewfish and Moreton Bay molluscs

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BLACK jewfish are now better protected under new rules that apply to commercial and recreational fishers, and the take of gastropods and bivalve molluscs has been completely banned in Moreton Bay to protect sustainability. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said this was in response to feedback from the community concerned about overfishing of these species. “We’ve …

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An introduction to Rick Waugh’s fishing experiences

HI everyone, my name is Rick Waugh and I operate a fishing charter business called Big Dolphin Fishing Charters. We run full-day and extended evening trips offshore from Fraser Island and Double Island Point, departing from Tin Can Bay and Carlo Point and taking four people per trip, making it easier to hook you up. I have a 6m Shark …

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Benefits of eating fish

IT is so nice to live in one of the most enjoyable climates in Queensland here in Gin Gin. We do get heatwaves, we do get frosts, we do have droughts and we do have floods, but generally we have sunny days and temperatures in the 20s. This is a big influence for southern holiday-makers and anglers to make the …

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Trying a new area and tasting success

I THINK most anglers do a lot of the same style of fishing over and over because they know it and most times have success doing what they are familiar with. Having success with something different can be a real buzz, whether it’s a new lure, style of fishing or in the case of this article, new location. When fishing …

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Gearing up for Capricorn Coast offshore action

IF I had to pick a favourite month of the year to head out and get into Capricorn Coast offshore action, it would be May. Whenever I go back through old diaries of past trips, May seems to be a winner on the offshore scene. I’m very pleased to report the weather has been pretty kind of late here on …

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Hectic Hervey Bay fishing action

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HI all, I hope everyone has been getting stuck into a few fish since last month’s edition of BNB. I have been taking full advantage of the Easter school holidays, enjoying fishing in both local and out of town destinations. I recently had my first experience of the bluewater fishing options at Hervey Bay with good mates Mitch and Josh. …

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Land-based game fishing gurus visit Iluka

land-based game fishing iluka tuna

AS I predicted last month, April saw longtail tuna, jewfish and tailor dominate catches along the Iluka/Yamba breakwalls and most of the headlands here on the mighty Clarence Coast of Northern NSW. Catches of spanish mackerel from the walls have come to a grinding halt, however given the large numbers of tuna about, they would have to be quicker than …

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Lure Show moves to Beenleigh Showgrounds

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THE popular Lure Show (as Garry Fitzgerald’s Australian Lure, Fly and Outdoors Expo is affectionately known) isn’t a stranger to moving location. From its birthplace in Fernvale in the Brisbane River Valley, it first migrated downstream to Ipswich after a couple of years of seam-bursting crowds. From there, Ipswich seemed to be a great fit for the show, which attracts …

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Blue carbon mapping to help save Great Barrier Reef

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A GROUNDBREAKING project led by Deakin University will soon begin mapping Queensland’s blue carbon resources to provide scientists with a new weapon in the fight to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Deakin Associate Professor in Marine Science Peter Macreadie, Director of the University’s Blue Carbon Lab, said the project, funded by the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund, will reveal …

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