Fishing

Spanner crabs off-limits in Queensland

QUEENSLAND’S annual spanner crab closed season for recreational and commercial fishers commences at midnight on November 20 and runs until midnight, December 20. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Russell Overton said the annual closure protected spanner crabs during breeding season. “The closed season allows the crabs to spawn, replenishing crab stocks to ensure a sustainable fishery for future …

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Second annual coral reef fin fish closed season for 2017

coral reef fin fish new moon closure

CORAL reef fin fish will be off-limits from Wednesday, November 15 in the second of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Robert Russell said the closure would start immediately after midnight at the beginning of November 15 and end immediately before midnight at the end of November 19. “October …

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Southern Sydney ‘John Dunphy’ offshore artificial reef deployed

Here’s a short ROV video of the newly installed modules, though they won’t look like this for long! We’ll update fishers regularly as the reef matures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtisN9liZfQ&feature=youtu.be This great fishing asset is designed to produce fish for many decades, creating a high value fishing location for current and future generations of recreational fishers in the southern Sydney region. Over the …

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Company fined $40,000 for damage to marine plants

aussie salvage squad fined commercial fisher fined $12,000 deter black marketing

A COMPANY was recently fined $40,000 at the Hervey Bay Magistrates’ Court for causing damage to a substantial area of marine plants. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness said Fisheries Queensland takes the destruction of marine plants seriously as they play an important role in sustaining fish habitats. “The company excavated about 8407sq m of soil from …

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Jet ski fishing trip to Fraser Island

je ski fishing marlin fraser island

We headed back to camp for an arvo of beach fishing and chilling in the water watching an epic sunset. A plague of mosquitoes soon got us moving and we ducked into camp to dine on slow-cooked shanks for dinner. Day four started with a big breakfast cooked up by top bloke Stevo. With nice clear skies, no wind and …

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Catching mangrove jack from a kayak

catching mangrove jack from a kayak

BEING passionate about fishing often gives you the opportunity to go to epic places and see spectacular things. My girlfriend Leeah and I both have a never-ending love of the outdoors, and particularly areas that feature water due to the scaly creatures that usually inhabit it. A number of weekend trips away to top spots off the beaten track left …

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Magical Lake Monduran barra

We hit this area hard because of the consistent water temperature. In this section you can find numerous small points with bushy trees in 1-3m of water and water lilies along the edges. These points were by far the standouts. Dad and I located four points holding barra thanks to our Humminbird Helix sounder with Mega Imaging. Once we found …

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Prime time to target jewfish in Moreton Bay

target jewfish moreton bay

Tackle I often see people going to target jewfish with tackle I feel is too light. The argument of having fun is fine but getting the fish in faster is better for both the angler and fish. Baitcast and spin tackle with a rating over 6kg spooled with 20-40lb braid with 20-50lb leader is my preference because it gets the …

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A flathead comp to remember – 2017 GC Flatty Classic

2017 Flathead Classic

The presentations were concluded and we managed to sneak into the top 10 in the three-man division, with the Whyte brothers absolutely schooling the rest of the field and Brendon Whyte taking out champion angler with an amazingly high score. This team really is the benchmark for other teams to try to reach.The brothers fish so well together they’re like …

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