Fishing

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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2019 Frenchville Barra Bash wrap-up

2019 frenchville barra bash comp

BREAK out the winter woollies because it is now officially July. Before we get into all the good oil from the Frenchville Sports Club Fitzroy Barra Bash, we’ll take a sneak peek at what’s been happening locally and what we can expect to see. In the estuaries two species have ramped up. The first is blue salmon. These guys can …

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Cool time for impoundment bass

impoundment bass fishing southeast queensland

AS a freshwater angler, much of my fishing calendar revolves around the warmer months of the year, with hiking trips for cod, surface fishing for saratoga and sojourns into the tropics chasing sooties all being more enjoyable with higher water temperatures. One freshwater fishery that remains productive during the coldest months of the year is our local impoundment bass scene. …

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Crazy captures in southern Moreton Bay

crazy fishing southern moreton bay

WELL I’m finally on the water again after another few months off with my dodgy back. It’s great to be back. You don’t realise how much you appreciate going out on the water several times a week until it’s taken away from you and you’re pretty much going crazy stuck in bed watching telly. First day back I was lucky …

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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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Garmin Downtown Toyota Moreton Bay Fishing Classic: Aug 11-18

garmin downtown toyota moreton bay fishing classic 2019

THIS August, swap those smart handheld devices for the only one that counts… your fishing rod! The Garmin Downtown Toyota Moreton Bay Fishing Classic is back and bigger than a fisher’s brag mat. Boasting $70,000 (and counting) in cash and prizes across seven days of fishing fun from August 11-18. The competition culminates in a family fun weekend full of …

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Borumba Bassmaster Campout weekend: July 27-28

Borumba Bassmaster Campout weekend

NOOSA Fish Headz has partnered with two of its major sponsors, Chasebaits Australia and Davo’s Tackle World Noosa to bring you the second Borumba Bassmaster Campout weekend, being held on the last weekend of July (27, 28). Borumba Dam, just past the township of Imbil, is one of the region’s most beautiful freshwater systems. During the event you have three bites …

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Using drones to protect our fisheries

drones qld fisheries

QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers are putting an eye in the sky to help protect our state’s fisheries resources with drones being deployed at key locations. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said a fleet of 10 drones would be used by compliance officers to extend their surveillance reach. “By its nature, Queensland Boating and Fisheries …

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New ReelX lubricant and corrosion inhibitor

ReelX lubricant and corrosion inhibitor

REELX is the new high-tech, extreme-pressure reel lubricant that virtually eliminates wear, disrupts existing corrosion and prevents new corrosion of any kind. ReelX is the perfect choice for all spinning and casting reels. Starting with CorrosionX core technology, a package of extreme-pressure additives were added. ReelX contains no wax, tar, silicone or other solids, so it will never gum up. …

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Brad Smith’s tactics for targeting flathead – part 2

brad smith targeting flathead

G’DAY everyone, in last month’s article we discussed locations for finding flathead and this month we will discuss options for targeting flathead with lures. Deepwater jigging or ‘tea bagging’ soft plastics and vibes is a very effective way to target flathead in both deep holes and channels 5m and deeper. In last month’s article I shared a screenshot from my …

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