Fishing

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Popular freshwater hotspot for quality bass

Popular freshwater hotspot for quality bass

SOMERSET Dam is fishing well again after a bit of pressure from recent competitions.

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.

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.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Real or fake? Swordfish caught at Pumicestone Passage

Real or fake? Swordfish caught at Pumicestone Passage

VIDEO footage of a swordfish being caught at Pumicestone Passage in Caloundra has sparked debate online to whether it's fake.

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.

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