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  1. Moons

    Feed of Garfish

    Well after helping Jewlezy on his new home yesterday, he managed a leave pass from the ball and chain for today. Crabs were the target. as usual he was late but expecting this i set my alarm 1/2 hour after the time i told him. Hit my crabbing spot before sunrise in with the nets. it was a bit windy and cold but I had my hoodie on. in with the nets. the crabs were very slow. We watched boats all round us move a few times. like true hunters we stuck it out. maybe we should have moved. 3 hours for 8 crabs. we had the berley pot in and a huge school of spart tommies gave is some fun for 10 minutes before i got sick out that. time to move, do,we head in closer or go our deeper? deeper got the vote so it was 2ks out we went. in went the nets. Nothing. jewlezy got one keeper but it was dead. we pit the berley pot in and jewlezy said he might have a crack. as nothing was breaking the surface i want gunna waste my energy. It was then he pulled in two Gar in two casts. well i almost did a hammy grabbing my gar rod. they wernt going nuts but a keep as coming in every few casts. the tide stopped so i did a count . 30 Gar, 9 crabs and 1 squid. perfect. home we went. I filleted a feed for Jewlezy and he popped back in to get them. A fun day out and even though crabs were the target, the Gar made up for it. until next trip.
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    wedge island day trip

    What a way to, introduce yourself and a fist up post. welcome and very well done great pic a few happy families there.
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    The little creek out does the river.....

    Nice work and yes i did skip a few minutes 😂😂
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    Wild brown trout in tannin waters..(video).

    Nice work Mr Attenbourgh junior.
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    Introduce yourself

    Welcome mate. looking forward to seeing some great pics.
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    Where are the trout in the Meander River...

    Nice post again and bloody great pics. maybe the Trout see you coming and bugger off now they know you. still looked a cracking day for a great walk.
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    First drop net of the season

    Well with the beast back on the road, Saturday as drop netting day. Couldnt fish Sunday as I watch Bathurst. I am not a rev head by any means its just one of the little things I do each year. anyway enough about me. hit my private ramp early - closed for the day for a working bee. Next time check Moons. off to Nth Haven, $14 to launch, not happy. Even more grumpy when I only had $12 !!!!!!! Thank god for the credit card. so not in the best mood launched the tub. that put a smile on my face though. so out to my number one spot. Lets see if the Crabs were around out here. moved around to make sure i was right on the spot, pushed the Anchor down button and nothing. Pushed the reset, click nothing. great !!!!!!!!! Now not very happy. went up fromt and grabbed the spare anchor, tied some rope to it and dropped that so,I wouldnt drift. It grabbed and 20 mins latter i found the broken earth wire. A quick fix and yes the winch was working. up with the little anchor and on to my spot and in with the nets. not much tide movement so wasnt expecting a lot. second pull, on the board with a nice Bluey. things were slow so i set a squid jag put on a float And sent it out. another pull the f the net and land d a great size sandy. i dont like keeping them, nice but not as much meat so back in it went. next minute the squid float dived down. welcome aboard Diddly. the crabbing was slow. I moved out deeper and got one squid out there. Back to,Katies and a couple more crabs. Total 15 crabs and 2 squid. still happy with that. back in and home I went. Crabs cleaned and steamed. No Crab Cakes this week as we have a friend down Tuesday and its Pizza night. Crab Pizza is on the cards though.
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    No tow car so raking again

    No car mate. Carby shit itself. I drink respondsible when driving 😉🍻🥃🍻🥃🍻🥃🍻🥃🍻🥃🍹
  9. $8000 fine each, should have been at least double that in my opion. make these fines really hurt. take cars and boats, its the only way to get the messge across to these scum. until people are hit really hard it will continue.
  10. NSW DPI Fisheries 2 hrs · A NSW DPI Fisheries operation targeting illegal crab trapping in the Cooloogolook area, near Forster on the north coast, resulted in two men being fined over $8000 in Forster Local Court recently. One man was also placed on a two year good behaviour bond. The operation involved the use of ultraviolet light technology and surveillance teams of fisheries officers watching 11 traps that had been set illegally. UV technology is a contemporary investigative tool being used by NSW Fisheries Officers and can strengthen evidence obtained of the illegal activities of some fishers. Illegal fishers be warned! You won't always see fisheries officers and they will use every available legal method to stop you profiting illegally from the fisheries resource. A recent Fisheries Research and Development Corporation article about the fight against illegal fishing highlights the important work undertaken by fisheries officers in NSW and their colleagues across Australia. To read the article visit http://www.frdc.com.au/…/FISH-Vo…/Protecting-precious-waters. To report suspected illegal fishing activity call Fishers Watch on 1800 043 536, report it online at the DPI website or report it directly through the FishSmart app.
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    Spanner crab closure changes

    Changes to spanner crab closures FISHERIES QUEENSLAND·FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 Queensland’s annual closed season for spanner crab will be longer and start earlier under changes announced by Fisheries Queensland. The closure which applies to commercial and recreational fishers will now apply from 1 November until 15 December. Fisheries Queensland Director of Management and Reform Kimberly Foster said the closed season had been extended by 15 days to provide greater protection to spanner crab during spawning. “By shifting the closure dates, commercial fishers will also have access to the fishery in time to supply the valuable Christmas market,” Ms Foster said. “Until now, spanner crabs were off limits from 20 November to 20 December every year.” Ms Foster said amendments to the spanner crab closure were developed in consultation with industry and based on the best available science. “Closed seasons prevent people from fishing at certain times of the year to protect valuable breeding stock, allowing species to replenish for future generations of fishers to enjoy.” The closed season for spanner crab applies in all Queensland waters. For more information on spanner crabs and closed seasons, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld fishing’ app from Apple or Google app stores. Follow Fisheries Queensland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@FisheriesQld).
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    $9000 fine for a Moron poacher

    Fisheries WA 1 hr · Fishing for marron out of season and using illegal fish traps has led to court appearances and almost $9,000 in fines for three fishers. The marron season runs from Midday 8 January to Midday on 5 February each year. It’s an offence to be in possession of marron on public land outside this season. It's important that fishers support the season closures to ensure the ongoing sustainability of our prized marron stocks. So do the right thing - invest in a licence and fish within the season. More information at http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/…/Fish-traps-catch-illegal-marron…
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    No tow car so raking again

    Long weekend, no car, said another raking sesson at the usual. only four of us this trip. Me , Crabman, Pat and Viv Crabman made a new friend the crabbing was still slowish but a lot of walking and raking we all got out bag again. more Males around this week.. Crabman still boils his and Pats in the old copper tub. and as usual mine get steamed. the weather was great but the wind did pick up. a BBQ back at Crabmans and Marlene the Crab eating champion just couldnt wait. Another great day out.
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    Edithburgh report

    Nice feed. yep i have heard crabs of the jetty already. i have forgoten th last time i got a KG. might have to hit Pt Mick soon.
  15. Fraser Island waters set to reopen to fishers FISHERIES QUEENSLAND·TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Fraser Island will re-open to fin fishing from midday this Sunday 30 September, with the end of the island's annual fishing closure. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Greg Bowness said waters between Indian Head and Waddy Point have been closed to all fishers from 1 August to protect fish like tailor during their breeding cycle. “The annual closure allows the fish to congregate during spawning and helps ensure the sustainability of the fishery for future generations,” Mr Bowness said. “The end of the annual closure will mean fishers can once again enjoy fishing throughout Fraser Island.” Mr Bowness said Fisheries officers had conducted targeted patrols throughout the closure period and found compliance to be high. “Hundreds of fishers go to Fraser Island at this time each year to take advantage of the peak tailor season,” he said. “The majority of fishers were doing the right thing and not fishing in the closure zone.” Mr Bowness reminded fishers to fish by the rules when the closed season ends on Sunday. “Fishers have a responsibility to know the size and possession limits that apply and to carry the appropriate equipment with them to ensure they are fishing within the limits,” he said. “Tailor has a minimum size limit of 35 cm and a possession limit of 20 per person. The possession limit is not a daily limit and includes, for example, any fish caught previously that may be back at camp or in a freezer at home.” Mr Bowness said Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol would continue patrolling the island to monitor the lifting of the closure. If you suspect illegal fishing, whether seen in person or online, report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116. Don’t engage the person, as this can compromise an investigation. For more information on Queensland fishing closures, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores. Follow Fisheries Queensland on Facebook and Twitter (@FisheriesQld).