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  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.
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  Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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.
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  Thursday, 19 February 2015

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.
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  Thursday, 12 February 2015

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
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  Friday, 6 February 2015

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.
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  Thursday, 29 January 2015

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
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  Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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!
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  Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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.
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  Thursday, 15 January 2015

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!
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  Thursday, 8 January 2015

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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  Saturday, 3 January 2015

What's worse than being in the water with a shark?

This unfortunate situation was realized by a Victorian man earlier this week after he was taken to hospital with some pretty serious wounds to his upper thigh.
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  Sunday, 28 December 2014

Recreational Fishing to Continue off Cape Byron

In a quietly released statement from the NSW Government this week, Recreational fishing will continue from the popular Cape Byron and Tyagarah Beach in Byron Bay, NSW.
News > Fishing
  Sunday, 28 December 2014

Haines Signature Introduces Carbon Kevlar in 2015

Haines Signature Boats, manufacturers of Australia's best-built boats, is extremely proud to announce a class-leading, technological addition to their manufacturing process.
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  Thursday, 18 December 2014

18yr old fatally attacked by shark while spear fishing.

Title This week an 18 year old man was bitten by a shark while spearfishing off the QLD coast, later dying from his injuries.
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  Thursday, 11 December 2014

Recreational Fishery Opening in TAS Targetting Swordfish

In a bid to boost the Tasmanian Game Fishing Tourism industry, both the state and federal government are providing funding to local businesses in order to help them get started.

Victorian Angler fined for Fishing License Scam!

A Victorian Angler, Glenn Greene was this week fined $3000 for writing out his own Recreational Fishing Licenses in Victoria, after being mistakenly given 5000 blank licenses in 2013.

How to flush your outboard

After a days boating it is important that you flush your outboard with fresh water to ensure its longevity.

Inland Waterway Safety

In 2013-2014, Inland Waterways saw the highest number of drowning deaths (39%), compared to Swimming Pools (15%) and Beaches (13%). Overall, 266 people drowned in Australian waterways and 105 of these occurred in Inland Waterways (National Drowning Report

This scary lookin' fish is even scarier than you thought!

"Ahhhhhh!" Now you immediately understand which fish we're talking about, but alas, the picture you're thinking of in your head (from Finding Nemo) is not quite a perfect rendition of the actual fish.

Electro Fishing - the friendly way to fish...

Electro Fishing uses an electrical current to 'stun' fish by sending an electric shock from a small Annode off the front of the boat, grounded to the boat itself. Any fish caught in between the two get a hefty zap, before they roll over, float to the surf
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