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  Sunday, 24 May 2015

Shocking pic sequence of Sydney rock fishing.

This incredible sequence of images was taken by a local photographer in Manly, NSW this week, just 24 hours before a fishermans body washed up at nearby Grotto Point - highlighting the incredibly danger of rock fishing on ocean coastlines.
News > Fishing
  Monday, 18 May 2015

Greens against commercial fishing bans in Port Phillip Bay

Recreational anglers have been campaigning for years to ban commercial fishing in Port Phillip Bay, and just when it looked like laws were about to be laid down the Greens Party leader from Victoria, Greg Barber has objected.
News > Fishing
  Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Fishing trip fillets a Cowboy's footy player

Second rower for the North Queensland Coyboys, Scott Bolton is out of action after a fishing trip gone-wrong this week. Proving that fishing can be more dangerous than NRL football.
News > Fishing
  Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Currumbin's biggest prawn cocktail!

With an exclamation of "Dad I think there's something big in here!" Young Kye pulled this beauty in.
News > Fishing
  Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Five times the predators in Barrier Reef 'Green Zones'.

The only way to slow the process, is by sticking to bag limits and practicing good catch-and-release techniques when you're out on the water.
News > Fishing
  Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The one that got away - 19hr fight with 200kg Tuna.

A battle of epic proportions was played out off the Tasmanian coast this week, when two professional anglers were put up a fight with a 200kg Tuna that continued for over 19 hours, before disaster struck.
News > Fishing
  Friday, 10 April 2015

Don't have a boat? Make one! Or not.

Two English anglers had to be rescued this week after their home made fishing boat was stranded off Essex, but the real news, is that they made it from insulation foam and silicone - for the grand total of ?9.
News > Fishing
  Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Green Zones help protect fish in more ways than one.

Scientists have discovered an unexpected surprise after the introduction of fishing green zones in more than 40% of the Great Barrier Reef since the 1980's.
News > Fishing
  Wednesday, 18 March 2015

This Weekend - Pirtek Fishing Challenge

Since it's inception, the Pirtek Fishing Challenge has raised over $600,000 for Prostate Cancer, and this weekend it's back once again to live up to it's title of the biggest fishing event in Australia!
News > Fishing
  Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mack found in hidden compartment, anglers fined $9000.

Don't lie to the Fisheries guys when they know what you've been up to! In fact, don't lie to them at all when it comes to how many fish you're carrying in the boat, because chances are they'll find the ones you've stashed.
News > Fishing
  Friday, 6 March 2015

Mangrove Jack successfully bred in captivity

The Southern Cross Universities National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour has successfully bred Mangrove Jack fingerlings in captivity, which is the first time ever in New South Wales.

An Eel, Bull Shark and a Teenager in Brisbane

What happens when an enthusiastic angler in Brisbane hooks a giant Pike Eel in the Brisbane River? Hilarity, as we found out when we read the story of Rick van der Drift's big catch this week.

WA to install more 'fishing debris bins'.

After collecting more than 8.7km of fishing line, 1743 fishing hooks and sinkers, 254 lure packets and 1508 bait bags in specialized bins around Perth, the WA Department of Fisheries is planning to spend another $20,000 on expanding the scheme.

Two eyes, a rare specimen and one lucky fisherman.

Port Douglas in North Queensland was the scene of quite an exciting catch this week, when a recreational angler hauled in a very rare species of swordfish. The Green Swordfish measuring 4.2m long was caught off the beach, but retrieving it could have resu

Swimming through a minefield

Ever wondered what it looks like when 30,000 people go ice fishing on one lake? You probably haven't wondered; but just in case you did, it looks like this.

Pirtek Fishing Challenge

Last year it raised a whopping $130,000 for Prostate Cancer, and it's back once again to live up to it's title of the biggest fishing event in Australia. The Pirtek Fishing Challenge! Entries are now open, and for just $20, you too can join the effort thi

Election provides a chance for Moreton Bay Fishing Haven

With an election looming in Queensland, now is your chance to influence a major change for recreational fishing in the state!

Shoalhaven Recreational Fishing Reef

The Minister for Primary Industries recently announced that the Department of Primary Industries will be deploying an offshore recreational fishing reef in the Shoalhaven area to increase recreational fishing opportunities.

New Rules for Fresh Water Anglers in QLD

Look out for new rules coming in February for fresh water fishing if you're in QLD!

Rock fishing is 3.1 times riskier than swimming.

As we begin 2015, Surf Life Saving Australia has looked back on 2014, to a year where Rock Fishing was declared as the most dangerous activity you can do on the coast.
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