Fishing

Bunker Group reefs bring real fishing rewards

bunker group reefs

THE thought of driving six-plus hours to your fishing destination for a weekend trip can put you off at times, but when there’s 15 to 20-knot northerly wind predicted at night, there’s no better place to go than the Bunker Group reefs because you can tuck in behind the reefs to rest easy after a big day’s fishing. With this in …

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Fish near a FAD before February 13 to win wicked prizes!

wicked prizes fads

TAKE a selfie with one of Queensland’s fish-attracting devices and enter a competition to reel in some wicked prizes! There’s 10 FADs deployed from Double Island Point to the Gold Coast, so show Fisheries Queensland how much you’re loving fishing in this weather and you could win one of the prizes listed below. How to enter: To enter, take a …

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Officers catch fishers and restaurants red handed

red handed crabbing rules queensland aussie salvage squad fined commercial fisher fined $12,000 deter black marketing

FISHERIES officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries have continued to crack down on the illegal possession and sale of recreationally caught fish. NSW DPI Acting Director Fisheries Compliance, Anthony Chen, is reminding recreational fishers and restaurateurs to follow the rules or face the consequences. Mr Chen said the warning follows a number of convictions of fishers and restaurateurs …

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Great Barrier Reef visitors urged to be Reef smart

great barrier reef smart

WITH thousands of people enjoying the Great Barrier Reef during the summer holidays, visitors are reminded to follow responsible Reef practices and be Reef smart when out on the water or visiting islands. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Protection acting general manager Belinda Jago said enjoying different activities and experiences throughout the iconic World Heritage Area needed to …

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Flathead stocking trial a first for NSW

dusky flathead stocking nsw

THE Port Stephens Fisheries Institute has now successfully reared juvenile dusky flathead and in early December, NSW Department of Primary Industries released 1200 flathead measuring about 15cm in the southern areas of Lake Macquarie in the greater Newcastle area. DPI has been working on breeding technology for duskies over the past year to hopefully enable large-scale dusky flathead stocking in …

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Guide to catching prawns and crabs on foot

prawns and crabs on foot moreton bay

IT is that time again – time to hunt prawns and mud crabs. Nothing new about that over summertime, but this is prawning and crabbing with a difference – from the shore in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. For our NSW readers, you would be familiar with the favourite summer pastime of chasing greasyback, eastern king and tiger prawns in the estuaries. …

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Boat crushing sends loud, clear message to illegal fishers

boat crushing black market fishing

THE fishing boat at the centre of Queensland’s biggest black market fisheries bust has been reduced to recycling material after being seized and crushed by the State Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the 4.3m aluminium vessel was crushed to show all fishers what can happen if they flout Queensland’s fisheries laws. “This boat crushing …

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Okuma Sabiki UTG rod

okuma sabiki utg rod

DESIGNED for jigging sabiki rigs when gathering bait, with the design allowing the rig to be wound inside the rod to minimises snagging and tangling when not in use, the Okuma Sabiki UTG rod has been built from the ground up to overcome the shortcomings of other sabiki rods that have been pointed out to Okuma by frustrated anglers. A …

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Extended Swain Reefs charter part 2 – the fishing action!

swain reefs charter fishing trip carlo fishing charters

PICKING up where I left off last month on my week-long live-aboard Swain Reefs charter trip with Carlo Fishing Charters, we’d just wrapped up an incredible morning of fishing a glassed-out Great Barrier Reef. This unreal start to the fishing had us salivating, but not for lunch, rather to get back out in the dories and catch more epic fish! …

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Sharp knives a necessity – ideal gift packs

sicut sharp knives

WHILE sourcing parts for my Ezy-Sharp knife sharpener, the conversation turned to my love of sharp knives. Aussie Outback Supplies is an Aussie business marketing specialised knife packs in varying combinations. SICUT (Spencer Innovative Cutlery) knives was established in 1994 and now sees the third generation of the family  supplying high-quality carbon steel knives at reasonable prices. I have the …

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