Saving Saltwater Drenched Jigheads

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:18 PM - by castlemaine
Hi All

Spent a few days fishing around Evans Head. While fighting the smallest vicious flathead I've seen, i dropped my tackle box of jigheads into the river. When I got back to our unit, I washed the jigheads in warm soapy water and sprayed them with tackle guard. I'm regretting it now as the tackle guard has made the jigheads smell and sticky.

Should I clean them again? If so treat them with ??? to stop them rusting.

The Flathead was twice the size of the 4" squidgie, I was using. Hope it's a bit bigger when I catch him again next time, I'm down that way.

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Qld Fisheries management Green paper

Jul 21, 2016 - 5:32 PM - by Lucky_Phill

The circle continues. This is so frustrating. New Govt and new Green paper ( same rhetoric ). Briefly Commercial licences in Qld number 1700, harvest 20,000 tons of seafood for a $190Mill economic benefit. Recreational Fishers number 640,000, harvest 8,500 tons of seafood and have a $1Bill economic benefit to Qld. Yet Rec fishers have NO representation on Govt boards, committees, working groups and are not recognized as an economic benefit provider to Qld. Rec Fishers have NO departmental manager. Here is part of the Green Paper, released the other day.

For recreational fishers to contribute
to the proposed rebuilding of stocks
to higher levels it is proposed to
review current bag limits with a view
to simplify current arrangements and
reduce limits where... [Read More]
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Jacobs Well Jetty

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM - by Carl Chao
Hi Folks,

Thinking about to take family to Jacobs Well Jetty at a weekend. But I could not find the exact address of the jetty from google map. Anyone could be so kind to provide the address?

I am not sure if the jetty is good for fishing / crabbing. Any tips about Jacobs Well will be appreciated.


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Joke of the Day - Please keep them G Rated

Jul 08, 2004 - 6:56 AM - by DaneCross
True Bravery:
True bravery is arriving home late, after a boys' night out, being assaulted by your wife with a broom.........

And asking:
"Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?"
4,641 Replies | 13,778,984 Views

Anyone camped & fished at Midskinrick Lodge ??

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:00 AM - by GraemeW
Have got some time off work in October and was just wanting some feedback about Midskinrick Lodge.

Looking at camping there for a few weeks.

Not been to Baffle Creek before just wanting some info about it.

Has anyone from Ausfish camped & fished there before.

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Fisheries Management Reform - Green paper

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:07 PM - by Hambone
The Queensland Government has released a green paper on fisheries management reform.

Read the green paper and have your say on the Get Involved website. Submissions close 30 September 2016:
3 Replies | 265 Views

Dilly ban

Oct 30, 2009 - 7:24 AM - by floatingcokecan
Is it true that as of March 2010 dillys or witches hats will be banned in QLD
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Redcliffe Coast Guard New Mid Week Hours

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:19 PM - by lethal098
Hi All,

Just letting you know that we are changing the hours of operation for Coast Guard Redcliffe, This only relates to Monday to Thursday, From Friday 0600 we are there 24 hours until 2100 on Sunday night.

We will now only have the radio room open from 0600 to 1800 rather than 0600 to 2100.

This does not affect our ability to respond to any incident, if you require assistance for breakdown please call 32035522 this phone will divert to our on call officer , or in an emergency dial 000.

We are Still there to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we can have a vessel on the water within minutes of a call.

Dont forget to logon with your local Coast Guard or VMR whenever you head out on the water, its free and ensures there is always someone looking out for you.

Our local VHF channels for logon are 73, 81 and 21, 27Meg 91,

We Also monitor all emergency channels, 16 and 67.

... [Read More]
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Charter boat on fire and sinking off Lady Musgrave

May 11, 2016 - 5:32 PM - by marto78
Just heard this on the news theres about 40 people on it apparently.

Anone else heard anything?
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Caltex Reedy creek fuel mix up.

May 21, 2016 - 9:42 PM - by Triple
Just thought I'd share in case anyone filled their boat up..
1 Reply | 613 Views

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