Fishing

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

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Real or fake? Swordfish caught at Pumicestone Passage

Real or fake? Swordfish caught at Pumicestone Passage

VIDEO footage of a swordfish being caught at Pumicestone Passage in Caloundra has sparked debate online to whether it's fake.

Fishing vessels offered rebate for tracking devices

Fishing vessels offered rebate for tracking devices

The State Govt will offer up to $970 in rebates for the purchase and installation of approved vessel tracking units.

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Barramundi makes epic five-year journey to Brisbane

premium_icon Barramundi makes epic five-year journey to Brisbane

A Fitzroy River barramundi now calls the Brisbane River home after going on a 700km trip.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Boaties' fish dinner costs them thousands

Boaties' fish dinner costs them thousands

THE offenders were fined $3132 by Queensland Fisheries patrol officers after a member of the public reported the unlawful incident.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Charter businesses boom with specialised fishing plan

premium_icon Charter businesses boom with specialised fishing plan

Rockhampton is fast becoming a top destination for fishing, with the region luring in big spenders looking for a good catch

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Crikey! 4m croc spotted near kids on Fitzroy River

Crikey! 4m croc spotted near kids on Fitzroy River

Rocky fisherman almost has a close encounter with croc.

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Wivenhoe's catch, snap and release a 'reel' success: Fishos

Wivenhoe's catch, snap and release a 'reel' success: Fishos

THE inaugural Reel Wivenhoe Classic, a non-professional fishing tournament, held on Lake Wivenhoe at the weekend has been heralded a huge success.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

WATCH: Paddler's close encounter with whale

WATCH: Paddler's close encounter with whale

A COOLUM kayaker has captured his impressive close encounter with a whale on film.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

RECREATIONAL fishing in the region has been better than ever after the introduction of net free zones, according to a federally funded report.

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Outrage, scepticism over changes to fishing rules

premium_icon Outrage, scepticism over changes to fishing rules

"THERE'S a lot of antagonism from parts of the million recreational fishers towards parts of the 1000-strong commercial sector."

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Photographer weighs up story in old scales

premium_icon Photographer weighs up story in old scales

'The fact that they were old and not digital was what attracted me to them'

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Effort to save the mighty mulloway

premium_icon Effort to save the mighty mulloway

State Government announces new laws to save iconic saltwater species.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

1000 fish weighed in first 3 days, Rainbow Classic a catch

premium_icon 1000 fish weighed in first 3 days, Rainbow Classic a catch

Records tumble as 2018 event wraps up, with a local taking home the event's $10,000 prize.

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Fisherman catches amazing pic of breaching whale: Video

Fisherman catches amazing pic of breaching whale: Video

PHIL Enright got the shot – and shock – of his life when a humpback whale launched itself into the air just metres from the boat.

Fri 27 Jul 2018

WHAT A WHOPPER! Ipswich business plans super-sized expansion

premium_icon WHAT A WHOPPER! Ipswich business plans super-sized expansion

The iconic store will be demolished to make way for a warehouse, petrol station and takeaway shop.

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