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 6 Oct 2018

GALLERY: Fishing club celebrates milestone in style

premium_icon GALLERY: Fishing club celebrates milestone in style

The new focus for the club on the horizon.

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Where to hook on to a massive saratoga

Where to hook on to a massive saratoga

Seas below 1m and workable winds on Sunday.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Fraser Island waters set to reopen for fishing tomorrow

premium_icon Fraser Island waters set to reopen for fishing tomorrow

Fraser Island will re-open to fin fishing from midday this Sunday 30 September, with the end of the island's annual fishing closure.

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

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

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.

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Best spots for anglers to beat the rough seas this weekend

Best spots for anglers to beat the rough seas this weekend

There have been some good catches in the past week.

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

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

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

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

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

Vessel tracking bringing big brother on board

premium_icon Vessel tracking bringing big brother on board

THE small number of commercial anglers still operating out of Mackay reportedly feel bullied by a never-ending avalanche of government regulation and red tape.

Skilled fisherman lands seven barramundi

premium_icon Skilled fisherman lands seven barramundi

A local fisherman has snatched a great catch in this prime location - getting his hook on seven Barramundi and a Threadfin Salmon.

Qld man's mystery fishing invention

premium_icon Qld man's mystery fishing invention

New report finds innovation in Mackay is gathering steam

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