Fishing

Votes pour in for national fish and chips awards

fish and chips awards australia

Thousands of Australians have already cast their votes in the 2017 Australian Fish and Chips Awards, as the nation prepares to dine on seafood during Easter. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said the competition was getting fierce. “It’s been great to see some of our famous and iconic fish and chip shops getting into the spirit …

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Major boost in VMR Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic prize pool

Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic

VMR Bundaberg is holding its 12th Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic on June 23, 24 and 25, 2017. There has been a major upgrade in the lucky draw prize pool comprising three Quintrex boats with outboards and trailers. Two of the boats are Explorer 390s with mangrove jack wraps and 30hp Suzuki outboards while the big prize is now a side-console Renegade 440 …

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Samaki Neon Fish Grip

Samaki Neon Fish Grip

SAMAKI has launched into the tooling market by designing functional, practical and solid tools for your convenience. The new Samaki Neon Fish Grip is bright and easily visible in the bottom of your tackle bag, with a white body and neon accent tones ensuring you’ll never lose sight of your fish grip again while leadering in that big catch. With key …

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Secrets to taking kids fishing

taking kids fishing

A way to catch quality fish while keeping the kids entertained is to anchor near good structure and put out a live bait, which will look after itself, and while it’s swimming around you can spend time helping the kids catch smaller fish to keep them happy. I have landed jew, jacks, big flathead and numerous offshore species on livies …

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Big jewfish offshore from Brunswick Heads

big jewfish brunswick heads

He assumed the spearfisher knew it was a big shark, and this is where things got a bit funny because the spearfisher thought he was fighting a marlin, but they never communicated this to each other. Anyway, you can imagine the result. Amid a barrage of profanities with the word shark thrown in a few times, the spearfisher came out …

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Monster Murray cod on Bassman 4×4 spinnerbait

bassman 4x4 spinnerbait

We had travelled only a short distance when the first strike hit the lure like a stray bullet, the rod tip cracking hard on the side of the boat as it loaded up solidly. In less than 2m of water, we would no doubt have driven over this fish dozens of times during the season and not had a clue …

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Lake Lenthall barra fishing thrills

lake lenthall barra

I worked my way back to camp just after dark using a topwater approach but failed to entice any further interest. The others didn’t have any luck in the afternoon session but we were all keen to chase them early the next morning. Everyone was up and on the water pre-dawn the next morning. We were keen to make the …

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Tips for Moreton Bay longtail tuna

moreton bay longtail tuna

I have seen so many different versions – some involving tying spider web-like setups around your fingers to hold the braid steady. I’ve found instead of placing the braid in your mouth to hold it, simply tie a hook onto the braid and hook it to your shirt pocket. The most important part of tying this knot is keeping steady …

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Mustad Stainless Steel Ball Bearing Swivels

Ball Bearing Swivels

INTRODUCING the new Mustad range of precision-made, high-quality stainless steel ball bearing swivels. Designed to last, nothing escapes because these swivels are world leaders in terms of start-up inertia and ease of movement. Made of the strongest stainless steel possible in a factory owned by Mustad to ensure the strictest quality control, these swivels are assembled with surgical precision and …

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2017 Flathead Classic

2017 Flathead Classic

FOLLOWING the biggest Gold Coast Flathead Classic on record in 2016, with 588 competitors and 240 teams, 2017 Flathead Classic  is set to be even bigger and better as the event celebrates its 24th year. The Flathead Classic organisers will continue to bring you one of the best fishing competitions in Australia. During 2016, over $250,000 in prizes was given away …

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