Shark Control Program to protect swimmers gets a big budget boost

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THE Queensland Government is investing an additional $17.1 million over four years in its Shark Control Program in the 2019-20 budget to ensure even greater swimmer protection and safety at the state’s most popular swimming beaches. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the funding would continue the operation and maintenance of the Shark Control Program, while …

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Moura Muddy Water Family Fishing Classic wrap-up 2019

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THE Dawson River at Moura was looking about as good as it gets, with clear water and plenty of it for the 2019 Moura Muddy Water Family Fishing Classic. Fantastic weather all weekend and the community got together for an awesome weekend. Not quite but close to record numbers of fish were caught and weighed in at the two weigh …

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Bait fishing the Mackay estuaries

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AFTER the recent weeks of strong southeasterly wind and patches of heavy falls, the Mackay estuaries have had a bit of a flush with fresh water. These freshwater run-offs into the estuaries can create perfect fishing conditions, even in the least favourable weather. The weather sure hasn’t give us much chance for anything else of late, with trips out wide …

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Wetting a line in Weipa

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AFTER a particularly long wet season up here on western Cape York, it’s finally over and the Peninsula Development Road is officially open, signalling the start of tourist season. In coming months, adventurers, grey nomads and anglers alike will descend on Weipa from all over Australia with the intention of wetting a line in the waters around this little slice …

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Fish numbers and size increasing through Moreton Bay

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WE have seen a few good weather windows over the past month and hopefully June will prove to be a cracker and we can all get out there and grab a feed. I have been getting around the Moreton Bay area and have received encouraging reports as well. Everything is pointing towards a good season for tailor, whiting, flathead and …

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Black market fishing could land you in jail

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HEAVIER fines and jail time of up to three years awaits anyone who trades fish on the black market. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said it was one of several changes to the Fisheries Act that had now taken effect. “Anyone found guilty of black marketing or trafficking in fish is looking at fines of up …

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National Carp Control Plan on track to deliver

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THE National Carp Control Plan remains on track to be delivered to the Australian Government in December 2019. It is addressing the questions: is it feasible to release the carp herpes virus to control carp? If so, what is the most effective way to release and manage the virus? Results from over 19 projects addressing these questions are now coming …

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Cooler water patterns begin at BP and Boondooma dams

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IT’S been an interesting month of fishing in the two impoundments of the South Burnett. With the cooler water starting to set in, there’s been a lack of consistent fishing as the season changes. The fishing has improved over the past few days and captures of good fish in both Bjelke-Petersen and Boondooma dams are being reported. The water temps …

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2019 Pottsville Beach Sports Greenback Fishing Comp

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IT is time to wave the greenback flag for the Sunshine State and stand up for our fishing mates! A Queenslander knows what it is like to bleed maroon, so fish in your Queensland hot spot and bring those big fish to Pottsville and take home the shield. Game on! Enter the 32nd annual Lions charity Pottsville Beach Sports Greenback …

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Evans Head Fishing Classic returns for 2019

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July 13-19, 2019 on the banks outside Club Evans RSL ON the back of the successful 2018 Evans Head Fishing Classic, Australian Fishing Tournaments is returning and will once again be managing this world-class fishing competition. The Evans Head Fishing Classic is synonymous with family holiday fun and is now well into its twenties. It also makes a significant contribution …

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