Deviating to the Dampier Peninsula – Offroad adventure

Gumbanan's traditional mayoorr fish trap at sunset

IT’S time to recount our visit to the Dampier Peninsula, located north of Broome, Western Australia. The turn-off is about 30km east of Broome township and heads due north. The road is only bitumen for 10km and then it’s back to dirt and corrugations. At the time we were travelling, they were doing major roadworks and there was talk of …

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Bundaberg fishing report

Monduran barra

BUNDABERG INSHORE The inshore reefs around the Bundaberg area should be firing this weekend. With all the bait around, fishing in close this time of year is super-exciting. The queenfish and spanish mackerel have been in full swing. Fast-retrieving Flasha spoons vertically off the bottom and throwing poppers on the surface are super-exciting and effective ways to catch them. There’s …

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Tips for the weekend around Noosa region

Well what a week of weather we have had here in the Noosa region! March has certainly remained consistent with weather patterns similar to years previous. Offshore Offshore has been on hold due to winds in the 20 knot range and the driving rains that have stayed. On a positive note offshore has had a break from boats and anglers …

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Prawning session in southern Moreton Bay

Cast netting fro prawns

THE weather has not played the game over the past month. Unfortunately, I have not been able to line up even one charter with good weather. On the plus side, I got out and chased a few prawns. For anyone who knows me, I don’t do this very often, but plenty of prawns are around. So I gave my mate …

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Each week bringing more potential for Sunny Coast pelagic anglers

pelagic anglers sunshine coast mahi mahi

With more and more people staring holidays were are starting to see some great fish getting caught. Without a doubt each week is bringing in more and more potential for the pelagic anglers, as a variety of species continue to be caught. As we drew towards the full moon, the tides built and the bait balls got bigger, as did …

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Safe boating essentials

boating essentials

GETTING out on the water in your own boat is one of life’s simple pleasures. It can be very pleasant on calm days and is even more enjoyable when you bring home a nice catch of fish. In some families, boating knowledge is passed down through the generations and as a result some young boaters are well prepared when they …

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High-speed jigs and livies make for fun off Noosa

livies kingfish

With another month gone we are almost seeing the end of 2019. For the offshore crew we saw things warm up with a promise of a great pelagic season ahead with some solid pelagics now becoming more regular. In the rivers the pre new moon bite saw big flatties and jacks landed under the cover of night with opportunities for …

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Australian seafood companies make a splash in Silicon Valley


When it comes to innovation, Australian seafood businesses are making waves – globally. Seven Australian seafood companies battled their way past fierce global competition for the opportunity to pitch to investors at a competitive Silicon Valley pitch session – the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum – which took place last week. The Fish 2.0 Global Innovators forum is a two-day …

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Tomato relish recipe

tomato relish

THIS tomato relish recipe is best served with cured meats, crackers, cheese or a side to a breakfast dish such as the Breakfast Muffin recipe published in the October 2019 edition. Ingredients: 800g cherry tomatoes 200g capsicum, finely diced 2 shallots, finely sliced 2 cups white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard …

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Ripper return to Pennefather River

Pennefather River

HI, it’s Craig Tomkinson here. It had been two years since I last towed my boat to the Pennefather River near Weipa and I was so looking forward to going. With all the prep work done, I finished work on Friday, packed my gear and was ready to go Saturday. I was waiting for my mate Dave to show up on …

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