July 28, 2020

Queensland recorded an alarming increase in recreational boating deaths in 2019, sparking calls for an increased focus on water safety. 

Eighteen people died in Queensland waters last year in reported marine incidents. 

Of the 14 who drowned or went missing, only one was...

July 28, 2020

Winter fishing so far this year had been going really well, until that spell of cold weather last week. Not only uncomfortable for fishing, but the fish weren’t happy with the weather, either, at the start. After a few days of miserable wind, rain and cold the fish hav...

July 5, 2020

Snapper and pearl perch will be no-take species in Queensland waters for one month starting 15 July (from 12.01AM).

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said this new closure would apply to all fishers – commercial, charter and recrea...

June 30, 2020

Like most fishing spots, the Pumicestone Passage and waters around Bribie Island fish better in some seasons than others. The winter months offer some of the best opportunities of the year, and not only the fishing is good lately - so is the weather....

June 3, 2020

Winter fishing has well and truly started here at Bribie; the variety and numbers of fish being brought in, reflect the changing of the seasons.  

Water clarity is good, because we’ve had precious little rain of late – less than 10mm for the whole of May....

June 3, 2020

Nearly two years after the Blue Water Review into Queensland marine rescue operations our volunteers remain completely in the dark as to their future. 

LNP Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Volunteers Lachlan Millar demanded that the Palaszczuk Labor Government...

June 3, 2020

Queensland Government scientists will assess the population biology of black jewfish in a new research project to better understand stocks and manage the species. 

Minister for Agricultural Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the three-year priority project would...

May 7, 2020

April has been an interesting month, for Australia in general, and for fishing locally.  

The COVID-19 restrictions meant that to go out on a boat, it had to be privately owned and you needed to be fishing for your family. We’ve probably never seen the boat ramp ne...

April 7, 2020

Fishing and essential boat use to continue 

Queensland boaties can still take their boats out locally to fish or travel for essential reasons. 

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey clarified the rules for boaties as the evolving COVID-19 response restricted a ra...

April 7, 2020

Boy, what a difference a month makes! A short time ago, it was all hunky-dory and now we’re coming to terms with this new life and committing to pull together as a community, to beat COVID-19.  

Some things change and some things remain the same. The rules for...

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