By Tim Trollworthy
Not surprisingly, recreational fishing interest in the QLD fisheries review has hotted up over the last month. The public consultation meeting dates for the review were announced in mid-August with the first meeting in NQ starting in Rockhampton on 26 August and then finishing in Mackay around 15 September.
Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan
Please find attached contents of a draft 1 page letter to assist F&B readers in sending their submission to Governments on the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan. Even if recreational fishers don't wish to type much themselves they can just cut and paste this suggested text and submit as a bare minimum.
Letter to The Editor by Jennifer Mondora
The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr John McVeigh, visited Tinaroo on Friday 26th September to meet with members of the Tableland Fish Stocking Society, tourist parks, local businesses, and concerned anglers to hear their concerns.
By Josh Behrendorff
Regardless whether you fish twice a week, twice a month, or twice a year, the chances are that we have all had a rod or two that has broken during a fishing trip.
Picture: Cam Gow with a nice sooty from up a creek in Teemburra Dam
Well folks, with November we welcome a lot of things – afternoon storms, a cold beer after mowing the lawn, blow-up pools etc – but it also means that we say goodbye to chasing wild barra. With that in mind, I thought this week I'd give you a few options, and challenges, to keep you busy while barra are off the target list. Let's get the ball rolling!
By Don Porter
Grass emperor (above) and spangled emperor inhabit rocky spots on offshore islands, but make sure of proper identification.
In North Queensland we enjoy a wide and varied range of habitats in which to fish, dependent on the species sought, and in theory no anglers should go home without a feed.
Lee Brake looks at some common mistakes many new anglers make when chasing big reds
Chasing big red emperor and nannygai is a type of fishing all in itself and it all too often gets lumped in with "reef fishing". The thing is, you're not fishing the Barrier Reef. You're fishing deep water, isolated structure and using completely different methods.
By Dan Bowater
Isn’t it bizarre how a seemingly nightmare turn of events can dramatically transform into something incredible? There have been countless moments in sports like basketball when a team has basically conceded defeat and morale has struck rock bottom.
By Adam Royle
Welcome to part two of tips and tactics for fishing deep water. As I explained last month, some anglers find it daunting making the shift from fishing the shallow protected reefs or inshore waters to the deeper offshore shoals and rubble patches.
By Dave Donald
Just about every fisho these days has a few soft plastics stashed in their tackle box. In many cases, the softies only hit the water when all else has failed, a practice that hardly encourages confidence in their ability to produce. The only way to ramp up this ability is to rig them first and try a variety of retrieve styles. Assume the mindset that plastics are more like bait than a lure and you’re on the right track.
By Iain ‘Cossie’ Cossart
We all know that on most occasions, live bait out-fishes dead baits at a significant rate. Even though fish sometimes seemingly bust a brain valve and will hit nothing but oozing, flaccid dead baits, that’s definitely an exception to the rule that live baits.. er.. rule!