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Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend

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DON’T miss Australia’s biggest Family Fishing Classic at the Gem of the Coral Coast Bowen’s front beach. Join in the fishing and family fun at the 27th Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend on September 21 and 22, 2019. Just like Bowen, the Bowen Family Fishing Classic is more than fishing – it’s a time for family and friends …

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Seafood mornay pot pies recipe

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This seafood mornay pot pie recipe one of those old-time favourites that was shared with me from an old friend. Food is about bringing people together and keeping treasured recipes and memories alive. Ingredients 250g green prawns 250g sea scallops 250g marinara mix 1 1/2 cups plain flour 4 tbsp butter 1 cup warm water 1 1/2 tsp chicken stock …

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4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

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REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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How to choose the right lures for fishing the Gold Coast

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G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I thought I’d mix it up and not discuss how to target a specific fish but how to choose the right lure to catch more fish. Selecting the right lures these days is very overwhelming, with a huge variety of models and colours available in tackle shops. And to make it more confusing, they …

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Monster Moreton Bay flathead

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THIS month has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some days quite productive and others simply hard work. The better fishing has occurred on the lead-up to the full and new moons in the shallows. One thing I have noticed is even with the right tides, the fish have been rather finicky. All the little things such as …

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Classic catches through Moreton Bay

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WE have had an incredible run of great weather over the past couple of months and I hope it continues for a while longer. classic Like any serious fisho, any time Luke gets the chance to take his Sportsman boat out in Moreton Bay and play with some bruisers, he is out there. On one of Luke’s recent trips he …

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Illegal marine park fishing ends in hefty fine

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A COMMERCIAL fisher has been fined $15,000 for trawling in a marine park and not having his vessel tracking unit turned on. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the fisher was found guilty in the Sandgate Magistrates’ Court of fishing without operating a vessel tracking unit on three occasions, and also for commercial fishing in the …

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Fishing the shipping channel and surrounds

THE shipping channel stretches from the mouth of the Brisbane River all the way north to Caloundra and offers a diverse range of bottom structures. There is very little reef but a lot of coffee rock and some wrecks, along with the man-made beacons. It also offers a diverse range of fish species, from bottom dwellers to surface feeders. Northern …

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Insuring the full kit and kaboodle

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BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario More than 50 years ago the Daily Mirror in London backed the concept of a ‘build it at home’ boat – the 3.3m sailing dingy, the Mirror. In conjunction …

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Jewfish catches jump as sharks split

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FISHING along the Clarence Coast of northern NSW during July saw anglers reap the rewards of braving the cold chilly nights, with good catches of jewfish, tailor and bream taken from the river, beaches and headlands. Inside the Clarence River, bream are spread far and wide, with Grafton angler Toby Scullen landing nice fish to 980g in Carrs Creek using …

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