Fishing

Wed 10 Oct 2018

Jaws out in Prossie River boat

Jaws out in Prossie River boat

Bull shark leaps from water into family's tinny

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Protective fishing closures set until 2023

Protective fishing closures set until 2023

CLOSURE dates designed to protect coral reef fin fish have been set for the next five years.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Light leaders bag the catch

Light leaders bag the catch

As we move away from the moon it may be a little more challenging to tempt a bite, particularly if the clear water conditions continue.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

New moon brings fishing closures, with $130k max penalty

premium_icon New moon brings fishing closures, with $130k max penalty

Fishers caught doing the wrong thing during the coral reef fin fish closure risk on-the-spot fines of $522 for recreational fishers or $1044 for commercial

Wed 26 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Toogoom Family Fishing Competition results

premium_icon GALLERY: Toogoom Family Fishing Competition results

MORE than 140 live fish were caught and released at the Toogoom Family Fishing Competition on the weekend

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Fraser Island waters set to reopen to fishers

Fraser Island waters set to reopen to fishers

Fraser Island will re-open to fin fishing from midday this Sunday September 30

Best fishing off Urangan Pier in a decade

premium_icon Best fishing off Urangan Pier in a decade

Urangan Pier regulars and visitors have been reeling in spanish mackerel in excess of 30kg.

Nan reels in monster barra

premium_icon Nan reels in monster barra

THE exuberance of youth has proven no match for a grandmother’s intuition when it comes to barramundi fishing.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Banned fisherman resorts to scales of justice

premium_icon Banned fisherman resorts to scales of justice

A SPORTS fisherman is suing a tournament organiser after being slapped with a two-year ban for alleged unprofessional behaviour at an event.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

It was the $10,000 call that made Ron's day

premium_icon It was the $10,000 call that made Ron's day

It took a fair bit of convincing for Ron Shillig to believe that he had just won a $10,000 boating package from Bay City Marine.

Anglers want restrictions to 6 marine parks lifted

premium_icon Anglers want restrictions to 6 marine parks lifted

RECREATIONAL anglers are now pushing for fishing restrictions to be lifted in six marine parks after the government scrapped plans for a wider lockout.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

'Ghost fishing': Haul of abandoned crabbing gear recovered

'Ghost fishing': Haul of abandoned crabbing gear recovered

FISHERIES Queensland officers have snagged nearly 150 derelict and unmarked crab pots and dillies "ghost fishing” in Mackay's Net Free Zone.

New Fitzroy river cruise business unveiled in Rocky

premium_icon New Fitzroy river cruise business unveiled in Rocky

ADVANCE Rockhampton's new Fishing the Fitzroy campaign revealed

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Mackerel on the chew at Urangan Pier

Mackerel on the chew at Urangan Pier

IT HAS been a ripper week for fishing at the Urangan Pier.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Monster fish the 'catch of a lifetime'

premium_icon Monster fish the 'catch of a lifetime'

CQ man's monstrous catch off Yeppoon coast

Snag a prize at fun family fishing event

premium_icon Snag a prize at fun family fishing event

A major prize of a 3.5m Nomad boat and trailer, with a 9.9 four stroke motor, is up for grabs.

Record school mackerel numbers at Urangan Pier

Record school mackerel numbers at Urangan Pier

IT MIGHT be school mackerel season at the Urangan Pier but one local fisherman said Monday provided a never-before-seen abundance of fish.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Hopes dredging will attract more anglers

premium_icon Hopes dredging will attract more anglers

Better conditions at Boyne River mouth could lead to a boost in visiting anglers.

Notorious black swan predator caught by kids

premium_icon Notorious black swan predator caught by kids

A notorious Pelican Waters' eel, rumoured to be a predator of the region's black swan eggs, has been caught by a pair of kids.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

It's a feeding frenzy in the Barra capital

premium_icon It's a feeding frenzy in the Barra capital

Lured In: Rocky swimming up stream with Net Free Zones

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