Fishing

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Fishing vessels offered rebate for tracking devices

Fishing vessels offered rebate for tracking devices

The State Govt will offer up to $970 in rebates for the purchase and installation of approved vessel tracking units.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Boaties' fish dinner costs them thousands

Boaties' fish dinner costs them thousands

THE offenders were fined $3132 by Queensland Fisheries patrol officers after a member of the public reported the unlawful incident.

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Crikey! 4m croc spotted near kids on Fitzroy River

Crikey! 4m croc spotted near kids on Fitzroy River

Rocky fisherman almost has a close encounter with croc.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

WATCH: Paddler's close encounter with whale

WATCH: Paddler's close encounter with whale

A COOLUM kayaker has captured his impressive close encounter with a whale on film.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

RECREATIONAL fishing in the region has been better than ever after the introduction of net free zones, according to a federally funded report.

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Fisherman catches amazing pic of breaching whale: Video

Fisherman catches amazing pic of breaching whale: Video

PHIL Enright got the shot – and shock – of his life when a humpback whale launched itself into the air just metres from the boat.

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Heavier penalties, more crackdown on black market fishing

Heavier penalties, more crackdown on black market fishing

ANGLERS want heavier penalties and stronger compliance powers to tackle black marketing, results of a survey has revealed.

Tue 29 May 2018

'Mum! Quick! And bring a pair of scissors for f**** sake!'

'Mum! Quick! And bring a pair of scissors for f**** sake!'

Gympie man's awkward, brutal run-in with a sneaky fishing lure

Thu 24 May 2018

'It was thiiiiis big...'

'It was thiiiiis big...'

"BEST fishing in years": A local fisherman has made a big call after his big catch.

Wed 23 May 2018

Chippie lands monster catfish the size of a shark

Chippie lands monster catfish the size of a shark

Mark Jorgensen couldn't believe his eyes when he reeled in an epic catfish off the Mackay Breakwater.

Tue 8 May 2018

'Dude you won': $65k boat winner still pinching himself

'Dude you won': $65k boat winner still pinching himself

LAURIE Tooker thought he was dreaming when he heard his name announced as the winner of the 2018 Boyne Tannum HookUp major prize, a $65,000 fishing boat.

Despair for anglers as big dams gulp unfair share of funding

Despair for anglers as big dams gulp unfair share of funding

WARWICK club threatened closure with fears that 60 per cent of funding would be lost under new procedure that takes all but the rod out of angler's hands.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Quirky catch as shark chows down on Barra

Quirky catch as shark chows down on Barra

Crab potting duo come across shark's dinner

Wed 18 Apr 2018

How on Earth did mud crab "Mad Max" end up here?

How on Earth did mud crab "Mad Max" end up here?

When his dogs wouldn't stop barking Monday night, home owner went to investigate and couldn't believe what he found.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

REVEALED: Truth behind monster bull shark

REVEALED: Truth behind monster bull shark

The photo of a 1.2m bull shark caught in the Maroochy River at the weekend caused plenty of debate on social media.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

FISHING TAILS: Oh dear, he has no rear!

FISHING TAILS: Oh dear, he has no rear!

Little Aussie battler defied nature as it used it's second soft fin and it's anal fin to swim in lieu of a tail.

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Fishermen lodge class action over toxic dredge spill

Fishermen lodge class action over toxic dredge spill

The class action against Gladstone Ports Corporation is for losses the fishermen say resulted from large-scale contamination from a toxic dredge spill.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Beating men's mental health disorder one cast at a time

Beating men's mental health disorder one cast at a time

THE barriers surrounding men's mental health are being broken down one cast of a fishing line at a time thanks to a government funded program.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Haul of dead sharks met with outrage

Haul of dead sharks met with outrage

Decapitated and left to rot in the heat, 15 sharks found dead at Fingal Head

Man knocked off kayak by huge shark

Man knocked off kayak by huge shark

A FISHERMAN has had a terrifyingly close encounter with a shark after the three-metre long animal knocked him from his kayak.

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