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NSW Fisheries is reminding rec fishos to do the right thing after a huge number of compliance issues in the first two months of this year

THE National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is set for a big weekend when it returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds this Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April 2017.

THE sixth annual Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament has been an outstanding success with 255 competitors taking to the water around the small fishing village on the NSW south coast.

IN 1967, 14 “barefooted yobbos” under the stewardship of Vic McCristal and George Bryden met in Cairns, determined to promote sportfishing under the motto “sport, conservation, integrity”.

SUBMISSIONS close this week for the Marine Estate Management Authority's statewide Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) Report for the NSW marine estate.

THE Queensland Branch of the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) has established a writing scholarship in honour of one of their founding members and a pioneer in the world of sportfishing journalism, Vic McCristal.

THE recently constructed 90-metre long rock ramp fishway on the Bremer River has proven a huge success during recent sampling of fish crossings.

NSW government ministers descended on Lake Eucumbene this week as they announced new funding for the iconic fishery and a new 4wd vehicle restriction.

A JUMBO leader prawn caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria and published on ABC Rural's website this week has sparked a social media frenzy.

HIGH numbers of juvenile King George whiting have been recorded in recent fisheries surveys of Port Phillip Bay, which is great news for recreational anglers.

FEBRUARY is now over along with summer and it has been one of the driest summers on record in Hervey bay.

AN initiative developed by NSW anglers will aim to protect breeding size dusky flathead while providing enhanced opportunities for the state’s 850,000 recreational fishers.

A TAGGED jewfish has been recaptured for the fourth time in three years in the Brisbane River according to Suntag.

PRAWNS caught by fishos will need to be cooked in order to leave the control area put in place after white spot virus was found in wild prawns at Moreton Bay.

AT least two dogtooth tuna have been caught land-based at Jervis Bay, NSW this year, much further south of where the species has ever been recorded on the East Coast.