Thousands set to go fishing this Sunday, October 20

gone fishing day sunday october 20 2019

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ fifth annual Gone Fishing Day is set to attract thousands of individuals and families to the water this Sunday, October 20 for a fun-filled day of fishing. NSW DPI Group Director Recreational and Aboriginal Fisheries Pete Turnell, said Gone Fishing Day offers the community a great excuse to get outdoors to celebrate our love of …

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Sojourn to the Swains – part two


FOR those who missed last month’s part one article, I recently embarked on the trip of a lifetime with a crew put together by Wilson Fishing. We went on a Swain Reef adventure chasing everything from big GTs to awesome-looking coral trout and everything in between. The aim of this trip was to destroy some fishing gear (well, test its …

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Shark Control Program science and research

shark control program queensland

FISHERIES Queensland supports ongoing research as part of Shark Control Program operations. Several projects and a Scientific Working Group are examining the effectiveness of the program and investigating better ways of reducing the accidental capture of other marine animals (non-target species). Review of shark control alternatives The Queensland Government has committed $1 million a year to research and trialling alternatives …

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Saltwater fly fishing for sailfish

saltwater fly fishing for sailfish

I HAVE been saltwater fly fishing a bloody long time! The legendary Ron Pearson, regarded as the father of saltwater fly in this country, took me under his wing when I visited him in the Kimberley during a round Australia trip in 1973. He helped me to catch my first couple of fish on the long wand, then passed me …

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Getting your weights right offshore

weights right offshore fishing

NOTHING beats the feeling of finishing the working week with big plans of heading out on the water over the weekend. There’s generally only one type of person who will leap out of bed at a ridiculous hour of the morning while most sane people are sleeping, and that’s fishers. So with around an hour and a half of driving …

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Exciting time as Gold Coast water temperatures rise

gold coast water temperatures rise

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I would like to discuss some options for October and there are plenty, as this month can be very exciting for us anglers. The reason this month can be a lot of fun is it’s the start of our summer period and our more common winter fish, the likes of flathead and bream, will …

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ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic 2019 wrap-up

2019 arb moreton island fishing classic

THAT’S a wrap! Well the 2019 ARB Moreton Island Fishing Classic started with a bang! From the stunning weather, to the prawn peeling competitions, free ice-creams for the kids, amazing random draw prizes and sausage sizzle, most were happy to wait to throw in a line! Massive thanks goes to our wonderful sponsors for supplying 60k worth of cash and …

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2019 Lions Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic

2019 lions mary valley fishing classic

PREPARATIONS are well under way for the 2019 Lions Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic to be held at Lake Borumba on the November 2 and 3, 2019 according to Mary Valley Fishing Committee Chair, Glenn Williams. Mr Williams also welcomed two new sponsors for 2019 with the Imbil Hotel sponsoring a “tagged fish” prize of $2000 and Noosa Outback who …

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Taking to the skies to protect waterways in the Gulf of Carpentaria

drone fisheries gulf of carpentaria

QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers in the Gulf of Carpentaria are putting an eye in the sky to help protect the region’s fisheries resources. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said a drone is being used by compliance officers to extend their surveillance reach. “By its nature, Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol field work can be …

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Hunting barra in the cool at Lake Monduran

hunting barra in the cool lake monduran

AS we all know, it can be a little harder hunting barra in the cool than the warmer months. However, I still use the same things I do in summer. The things I look for are wind direction, barometer, water colour (for lure choice) and then find what depth of water the barra are moving in. One thing I don’t …

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