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Fishing masterclasses at Brisbane Boat Show included with entry

brisbane boat show masterclasses

FOR anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or inland waterways, the Brisbane Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and loads of technology designed to make your day on the water even more enjoyable. Being Queensland’s most extensive boat show, open from August 23-25 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South …

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Evinrude’s underrated iSteer and iTrim systems

evinrude e-tec isteer itrim

EVINRUDE’S iSteer and iTrim are underrated systems available on all G2 outboards from 115-300hp including the recently launched 115H.O, 140hp and 150hp engines. iSteer has two parts: a fully integrated hydraulic steering system (no messy cables) and a power steering assist pump with three settings that adjust automatically while under way. The integration of hydraulic steering into the power steering …

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Commercial harvesting to control carp

national carp control plan carp control carp

CAN Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success? The answer is probably not on its own, at the continental scale. Commercial harvesting to control carp could be used to support biocontrol methods such as the virus control being investigated by the National Carp Control Plan. The research …

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Yellowfin Plate Southerner 7000 HT review

yellowfin plate 7000 southerner HT review

YELLOWFIN Plate is hoping to make a big impression with its recent brand relaunch. You may not be familiar with the Yellowfin Plate name, yet the brand has a 35-year history in Australia. Think of the Yellowfin family tree in a similar vein to the Hemsworth family and you’re on the right track. So you’ve got Quintrex (Chris), Stacer (Liam) …

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Consider getting your act together

consider getting your act together nautilus marine insurance

HERE’S a heads-up from specialist marine insurer Nautilus for couples who have a boat – consider conferring an ‘authority to act’ on your partner. This simple procedure can make life far easier in a whole range of circumstances. The authority to act in relation to your boat insurance can enable the other partner to seek amendments to the policy such …

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Gold Coast fish happy to hunt in the cool

fish hunt cool gold coast

WE are just past the halfway point of yet another fast-paced year. This month will see a good result for those targeting most southern species both offshore and inshore. Offshore we have heard good reports of jewfish and cobia on the hunt for anglers fishing the closer reefs leading into the night with live baits. Hopefully this continues. Whales are …

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Crab poachers feeling the heat in NSW

nsw dpi crab poachers

FISHERIES officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries have continued to put the blowtorch on illegal crab fishing and black-market sales. NSWDPI A/Director Fisheries Compliance Brett Andrew said several people including a restaurant owner are in hot water for allegedly dealing illegally in crabs. “Fisheries officers inspected a restaurant in South West Rocks on May 28 and seized a …

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Formosa X Bowrider goes outside the box

formosa sea-rod x bowrider

MARINE industry mover and shaker Formosa Marine certainly ruffled some feathers when it released the X Bowrider in 2017. Not conforming to one single design philosophy, the X Bowrider stands out from the pack with sharp lines above the gunwales and a look somewhere between a bowrider, centre cabin and runabout. I had hotly anticipated taking this boat for a …

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More snapper in the bay!

Snapper on the chew in the bay. Finally, we are seeing more size to the snapper in the bay! Over the past few weeks we have had many reports of plagues of small squire been caught  throughout the bay. But after last weeks rain and a cold front hitting the bay, we are finally getting some decent sized fish out …

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Piecing together the Double Island Point puzzle

double island point fishing puzzle

THERE is nothing quite like the feeling of your alarm going off at some stupid hour of the morning (like 1-2am). For most people, they would grunt and groan at the thought of getting out of a nice warm bed at such a time, but for fishos, especially the ones like me, excitement gets the better of us. When I …

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