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4WD fishing in Byfield National Park – Clayton Nicholls SEP 13

‘Five Rocks’, as it is referred to, is an area of the Byfield National Park situated north of Yeppoon. The locality of Byfield itself is around a half hour’s...
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Plastic Fantastic – Dan Bowater – Oct 15

Earlier this year, I outlined some functional storage solutions for blue water soft plastic lures. After a recent trip to the west coast of Queensland, the effectiveness of these...
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Secret Creek – Stephen Polzin – Nov 15

Living in Cairns I have access to some terrific fishing at times.  I’ve heard it said that if you can’t catch it around Cairns then it’s probably not worth...
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Setting up a tinnie – Pt 1 – Clayton Nicholls Dec 13

Setting up a tinnie is no easy task, especially if it is your first attempt. The first consideration is the boat itself; the length of the boat must be...
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Setting up a tinnie Pt 2 – Clayton Nicholls – Feb 14

We left off last time with the boat, a new Stessco Catcher sf 430, fitted out with lighting. The previous article also covered the safety gear that was required...
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Reading the weed – Dan Kaggelis – Feb 2015

On face value, chasing barramundi in freshwater impoundments can seem relatively straightforward and somewhat easy. Tens of thousands of barramundi stocked in a non-tidal effected, land-locked waterway can almost...
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Land Based Prawning – April 2015 – Ross Tickle

Landbased Prawning It’s the time of year that most South Queensland fisherman dusts off their cast nets, rig up their tinnies and sets out to try and get a...
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Fishy Resolutions – John Boon – Jan 16

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Three simple words that signal out with the old and in with the new. First of all a big happy new year to all of the...
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Shallow – Andy Pennell – Jan 16

I don’t know how many times I have fallen into the trap of fishing deep water just out of fear that the shallow stuff couldn’t possibly hold as much...
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Stacer 679 Sea Ranger: Reviewed

Nothing says “fishing boat” like a centre console. Anyone centre console enthusiast would attest to the fact that all comforts are generally rendered low priority against the need for...
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CQ Reef Beasts – Dean Smith – Jan 16

Bobbing around in 30 metres of water, north of Rosslyn Bay Harbour, John, Luke and myself watched with dismay, as each passing minute saw the moon slowly, but surely...
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Cape York Adventure – Dan Bowater – June 13

While I am probably not the most devout follower of a religious faith, the last couple of weeks have caused me to believe something close to heaven exists right...
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Cracking The Metre – John Boon – Feb 2015

By the time this fabulous publication hits the stands, barra season will be back in full swing and what better way to kick things off than with a barra...
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How Good Is Hervey Bay – Scott MItchell – Sep 14

How time flies! It sure doesn’t feel like we’ve been in Hervey Bay for eight years! It’s been a huge period, relocating the family and starting new careers in...
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What lurks in the brown – Cody Hochen – Jan 16

Before you jump to conclusions about what ‘The Brown’ may be, please read on. Originally named by our local radio station, NOVA 106.9, ‘The Brown’ is the jewel in...
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Fishing At The Top – Cape York – Talina O’Brien

For someone who has grown up fishing, camping and adventuring in North Queensland, it wasn’t uncommon to hear that Cape York is one of the dream locations for remote...
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