Wind and rain finally come to an end

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, it’s fantastic to finally see the wind and rain come to an end. This is great news for everyone enjoying some time off on the Gold and Tweed Coasts during School Holidays. Hopefully you can get out for a fish and make the most of the sunshine. Let’s have a look …

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Winds strong enough to blow a dog off its lead

With winds strong enough to blow a dog off its lead, only a few charters made it out to the local reefs for small snapper, sweetlip and estuary cod. The week ahead is looking promising with a drop in the winds and swell with 4 knots light and variable and 1m of swell on the cards. Noosa river mouth has …

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Weather gods frowned down on the Sunshine Coast

weather gods sunshine coast

After a week of nice weather the weather gods frowned down on the sunshine coast again and we have had a fair bit of wind, rain and swell. Earlier in the week a few boats managed to get offshore but only to the local reefs. Halls reef, Sunshine reef and Jew shoal were the picks with some pelagics still around. …

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Good catches around Tiger Mullet Channel

tiger mullet channel

What a great week for being on the water!  Apart from the occasional overnight and early morning showers in some areas, we have had light winds and lots of sunshine making for very favourable conditions to get out on the water trying to catch a feed. Brett is currently on annual leave and no doubt trying for a feed for …

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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


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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