Crab

Closed season for spanner crabs

QUEENSLAND’S annual spanner crab closed season for recreational and commercial fishing commences at midnight on November 20 and runs through until midnight on December 20. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Russell Overton said the closed season protects spanner crabs when they are most vulnerable during their breeding season. “The closed season gives the crabs a chance to spawn …

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Busy week on Gold Coast with school holidays & Flathead Classic & Queens Birthday long weekend

Our Houseboat customers have reported a good mixed bag of species being caught this week from the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area, plenty of kids have been getting amongst the action.  Majority of the Houseboats have been finding some bream, whiting, flathead and a few sand and mud crabs.  Some good spots are the Coomera River, Tipplers Passage, The Neverfail Islands, …

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Flathead on the chew

WITH reports of water temperatures rising over the last week, good size Flathead have been taken on lures and small pilchards with hots spots being around sand banks near the mouth, back of the sound and the entrance to the first lake. The new Fish Candy Chasebaits in 3 and 4 inch paddle bait have been dynamite on these quality …

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Catching flathead on the Gold Coast in September

IT’S was nice to see the rain disappear last weekend, Sunday was nice seeing lots of boats on the water and people trying their luck at land based fishing on the Gold Coast. Light winds early in the week also gave the locals a chance to head offshore for a look on the reefs for a feed. Let’s see what’s …

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Gold Coast Fishing in September: flathead, tailor, whiting

FATHER’S Day saw nice weather on the Gold Coast making hitting the water on Sunday a great option, during the week we had 10-15 knots of E/SE wind giving you plenty of spots to try your luck land based or from the boat in the Broadwater or the Pin. A few tailor showed up again this week around the Pin Bar …

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Top Trevally in the Noosa River

THE Noosa River has been on fire this week with some outstanding golden and giant trevally taken in the lower stretches of the river. Surface presentations like the 50mm Fish Candy Baby Bells have been working well early morning and late afternoon. As the sun gets a little higher golden trevally have been taking well-presented micro jigs like the 7g …

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Weather looking great for an offshore adventure

WITH a bit of fresh in the river after the weekend anglers have been spoil for choice with some fantastic fish on offer. Golden trevally are providing some fun for lure anglers throughout the river with some good fish up to 70cm being caught, curly tail soft plastics fished anywhere there is a good concentration of baitfish has seen a …

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July Bream, Whiting, Bass, Flathead & Reef Fish Around Bundaberg

LUCKILY enough we had some magic days around the Bundaberg area earlier in the week, and it was great to see that quite a few boats made the most of the calm conditions, catching some quality reef fish and the odd billfish on the grounds out a little wider. Unfortunately the forecast for this weekend does not look too flash with …

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Perfect Winter Days for Holiday Makers

WITH the near perfect winter day we have been experiencing over the last week the Noosa River has been a hive of activity with angler and holiday makers making the best of the conditions. Bream are thick throughout the river system and this has provided lots of entertainment for the kids on school holidays. Small pieces of worm, prawn or …

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Catching Sand and Mud Crabs on the Gold Coast

Around the mouth of the Nerang, the underwater rock wall that runs from The Southport School boat shed to the mouth of the canal on the other side of the river is a consistent spot for a feed of bream. With three bridges now running across the river near the Sundale boat ramp, this is another good spot in which to …

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