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Aquamaster 420 Runabout – boat review

aquamaster 420 runabout boat review

THOUGH I had seen plenty of Aquamaster boats over the years at ramps and boat shows, I had not had the pleasure of testing one out, so when Rod from Australian Marine Centre asked the question, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only did a boat test allow me to get out of the office, but we decided to launch …

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Quintrex crowns its National and State Dealer of the Year winners

quintrex state dealer of the year

QUINTREX dealers can be found all over the country from each of the major metropolitan cities to every major rural town. It is a privilege to be a Quintrex dealer, it is an honour to be the best among your peers. The criteria to win an award is around the growth and sustainability of each business. Specifically, there are ten …

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Lowrance offers free software upgrade for HDS Carbon displays

software

LOWRANCE, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, has released a new software update for HDS Carbon displays. Offering significant new features, the Lowrance 18.3 software update includes support for Active Imaging, StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging enhancements and the LR-1 Remote Control, as well as a simplified user interface and new Dual Mode WiFi capability. Active Imaging Perfect for …

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Offshore quiet but sizeable flathead still in estuaries

sizeable flathead noosa

Welcome to Autumn and with it lets hope we get a break in the winds that have dominated SE QLD for the past few months. For now while we are still getting strong SE winds and swell the offshore scene has been very quiet. This is a great time to do any work on hulls, trailers, bearings and outboards because …

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Break in conditions sees Bundaberg fishos into action

break weather bundaberg

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE It was fantastic to see a small break in the windy conditions around the Bundaberg area during this past week.  For some reef fishermen it has been months between outings, but this weekend and the first few days of next week are looking good to get out offshore and re-stock the freezers.  With no one being able to …

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Effort well rewarded for Bundaberg anglers

effort well rewarded bundaberg

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE With some nice weather around the Bundaberg area earlier in the week, it was fantastic to see quite a few large boats gear up and head out to the reefs.  By all reports the anglers who put in the effort were well rewarded with some nice mixed bags of coral trout, red emperor, sweetlip, cod and parrot. BUNDABERG …

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Coverage is now more than just a note – Nautilus Insurance

note

Years ago you could take out a cover note when buying a new boat – it was a service you could organise over the telephone and it gave you insurance cover for about a week. Long enough to let you get the boat home, organise the paperwork and secure coverage for the remainder of the year. But things have changed. …

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Doing the Queensland dinosaur trail

dinosaur

WE are really settling into holiday mode now. It has taken us a couple of weeks but we are starting to get the gist of this relaxing thing. It has been enjoyable spending quality time with the family, especially the kids, as being a fishing guide I tend to work seven days a week and miss a lot of weekend …

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Aerators on their way for Lake Burrendong to prevent fish kills

lake burrendong fish kills

The NSW Government will fast track the installation of up to four water aerators at Lake Burrendong, to reduce the risk of any further fish kill events caused by algae blooms, black water and oxygen depletion. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water, Niall Blair recently visited Lake Burrendong to see first-hand the fish kill that claimed more than a …

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Big barra lurking in Lake Monduran

big barra monduran

HAPPY New Year to all anglers. I hope Santa was able to take care of your wish list this year. With the warmer days and nights, the big barra have been on the boil. The first new moon of the year should prove to be a great time for catching some of those bigger barramundi lurking in Lake Monduran. The …

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