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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Action-packed weekend around Bundaberg


What an action-packed weekend it was around the Bundaberg region.  We were fortunate to have some fantastic weather and by all reports, plenty of trophy fish were caught. BUNDABERG OFFSHORE Jade from Truansea Charters reported having a couple of excellent days reef fishing last weekend before the weather change that rolled through around lunch time Sunday.  Other anglers also reported …

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Paddling on Somerset region dams


IF Brisbane is known as the River City, then Somerset Region must have to be Queensland’s Lakes District, though a little different to the one in Cumbria, northwest England. Wivenhoe and Somerset dams are Queensland’s third and fourth-largest dams respectively, and the lakes they form are fantastic boating, fishing and of course paddling destinations. At only one to 1.5 hours’ drive from …

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The bizarre watery world of gulf mangrove jack

mangrove jack

IF there’s one species that holds a very special place in sportfishers’ hearts, it’s got to be lutjanus argentimaculatus, the mangrove jack. This handsome, brick red-coloured ball of muscle is the bully boy of the mangroves, an ambush expert powered by a broad tail, an operator so smart, it’s already heading back to its snaggy home by the time the angler …

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Significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday


What a great start to the week with a public holiday! The winds were kind enough to drop out and the swell was low enough to let most with a boat get into the action. Unfortunately the winds picked up from there and we even had some significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday which is going to see a good …

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