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Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

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Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

Don't miss out on this great prize!

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7 weird fishing superstitions

WOWEE! This is a deadly combination if you're heading out fishing! Photo: contributed

Any of these ring true for you?

How to use your FREE fishing ruler!

Don't miss our on your free fishing ruler with Saturday's paper!

KNOW how to measure your catch accurately.

Amazon predator threatens barra in river

A PEST fish usually found in the Amazon in South America has reportedly been found in Mackay's Pioneer River.

WATCH: Big tides, big catches as sharks swim in

Colin Mathieson from Pialba with a 1.37m hammerhead shark he caught near the end of Urangan Pier on 100lb line with a 150lb stainless steel leader.

Recent storms and big tides bring predators closer to Bay.

Fishers can expect 'biggest changes industry has ever seen'

Luke Matikainen waiting to launch a boat at the Mackay Marina.

Fishing advisory group talks sustainability

Fisherman lands half tonne marlin: record pending

MONSTER CATCH: Clay Hilbert with the monster 494.3kg blue marlin.

Monster marlin hauled in after mammoth battle

New rules for catching hammerhead sharks

This photo provided by Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of "Shark Week." The Hammerhead's strangely shaped head is part of an electrosensory system, helping it locate its prey. "Shark Week" returns Sunday, July 5, 2015, with 19 hours of prime-time programming including "Shark Island" with shark specialist Craig O'Connell, airing 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 12. (Discovery Channel via AP)

More stringent reporting of catches

Lucky escape for five fisherman after boat sinks near GKI

COAST GUARD: This vessel lead Friday's rescue mission.

Coast Guard's epic rescue of the group of marooned spear fishermen.

Whopper catch: Boy's monster Mooloolaba fish

8 year old Zayne McDonald caught a 1.8m marlin while fishing with his dad off Mooloolaba.Zayne is pictured with the rod he used to catch the fish.

8-year-old angler hooks 1.87m marlin

Island closing to campers soon

LADY Musgrave Island will soon be off limits to campers in order to protect local wildlife, the State Government has announced.

Are we loving our beach camping destinations to death?

TOO MUCH: Crowds at Teewah are leaving behind more than tyre tracks..

We need to remember how precious these spaces are

Camping boom as family holiday makes massive comeback

MASSIVE: The line-up on Fraser Island for vehicles wanting to return to Inskip Point at about midday on Tuesday.

Turn off from tech driving camping resurgence in our region

Shocking storm damage: 'I could see my son screaming'

A massive storm hit Leslie Dam on December 31, 2017 causing damage to camp sites and equipment. Dr Siri Szlezak, Odin Szlezak and Dr Adam Szlezak.

CAMPERS forced to flee after freak storm destroys sites.

Go off the grid at West Kunderang Recreational Retreat

The property fronts 10km of the Macleay river, all of which campers can explore on foot or by canoe. It is also ideal for bass fishing.

When we go on holidays we like to get away from it all.

Fraser Island wins best family camping spot

Fraser Island has been voted the top camping spot in the 2017 Best Family Travel Awards by Out and About with Kids magazine.

More than 40,000 votes were cast across 20 categories.

Why do vanpackers have money for alcohol but not a campsite?

UNWELCOME RETURN: Just a few of the 18 vanpackers making themselves at home at 8.45am on Monday December 18 in the Rails Carpark at Byron Bay.

Locals are furious with influx of "freeloaders”

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Sports utility vehicles are selling in unprecedented numbers ... but strangely most buyers never step off the bitumen.

UPDATE: Yeppoon teen dies in 4WD beach rollover

FATAL INCIDENT: A 16-year old female has died after a single vehicle rollover last night near Five Rocks.

Single-vehicle rollover at Five Rocks late last night

Bruce Hwy carnage after driver crosses onto wrong side road

Firefighters had to cut two people free from a sedan that was involved in a three-vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Forest Glen.

Forensic Crash Unit investigating three-car crash

Coast star launches All 4 Adventure TV show in America

OUTBACK ADVENTURE: All4Adventure TV show host Jason Andrews with his sidekick Simon, take on Australia.

YOU wouldn't believe what this Coast man does for a living

Man slams into power pole, in serious condition

A man was airlifted to hospital in Brisbane on Sunday night following a crash on Vantage Rd.

Man in serious condition after his car hit a power pole