Fish Species Guide

Week-long fishing pilgrimage to catch Cape York barra

cape york barra

IN the previous edition of BNB I penned an article on preparations for our annual week-long fishing pilgrimage to chase Cape York barra in the upper reaches of one of my favourite top end river systems. This year’s trip was titled the ‘Cape York 2019- Beer and Barra Classic’. A lot of planning goes into these extended trips, as we …

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92 ghost crab pots pulled from Moreton Bay

ghost crab pots moreton bay

DURING October Queensland National Parks rangers joined forces with Fisheries Queensland (Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol) to tackle ghost crab pots in #MoretonBay Marine Park. Abandoned ghost crab pots can entangle or trap a variety of marine wildlife and there is also a risk to birds and other animals that may enter the pots on a low tide and drown as the tide rises. The …

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Deeper water fish taking fresh baits off Noosa

deeper water fish noosa

It’s been a hot one! With temps hitting over 35C and hot Northerly winds turning up the heat one option was to find a shady spot and go for a swim during the daytimes. Early mornings have definitely been the best time to go for a fish before the winds picked up and we have seen some great captures from …

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Hot and windy Gold Coast means persistence pays

persistence pays gold coast

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, hot and windy would pretty much sum the week on the Gold and Tweed Coats with rain long overdue to help. Lack of rain has been making fishing hard at times but persistence pays off for lucky anglers willing to put in the time and effort. Let’s have a look at …

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Take advantage of small window this weekend at Bundy

small window fishing bundy

Firstly, how good is it to be living in this part of the world?  We have so many options at our doorstep which all are fishing well.  At this stage, it’s looking like the northerly wind which is predicted will make things a little lumpy out wide. BUNDABERG INSHORE With a bit of luck there may be a small window …

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Toyota expands availability of advanced safety

toyota fortuna advanced safety features

TOYOTA has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 percent of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 percent of Toyota’s …

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Don’t get into a knot over rope types

rope types

WAY before Tarzan started swinging his way through the African jungle canopy on natural vines, seafarers had crafted magnificent ropes from all sorts of materials including hemp, manila and cotton, specifically for use in boats. Coupled with a clutch of great knots like the bowline, the figure eight, the rolling hitch, the sheet bend and others, they quickly learnt some …

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Man mauled by crocodile drives over an hour home to call ambulance


An off-duty ranger who was mauled by a crocodile in a remote part of Queensland fought off the beast and drove more than an hour home to call an ambulance. The man, in his 50s, was attacked by a crocodile in the Shelburne area near the tip of Cape York Peninsula while fishing about 5pm yesterday. The reptile bit his …

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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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Illegal fishing nets cause destruction of Logan wildlife

illegal fishing nets logan river

QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol has launched an investigation after scores of native wildlife including turtles, fish and even an eagle were found dead in illegal fishing nets in the Logan River. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the four nets were discovered by the QBFP in the river at Jimboomba. “As many as 120 turtles, …

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