Fish and crayfish causing infections

May 02, 2016 - 3:42 PM - by groverwa
Just seen this on Fishwrecked- a west aust site and thought some people may benefit from the info

... But I have seen a few nasty infections lately caused by fish spines,
Lobster scratches and hooks causing holes in perfect skin (sounds like me).

It is caused by common bugs called Streps and Staphs mostly, but sometimes it is caused by Erysipelotrix causing Erysipeloid, which is a nasty little infection. This is called "crayfish poisoning" colloquially.
Now a very simple and relative cheap options is to get a script from your local GP called Bactroban (note currently a short supply until about June). This stuff is great for other non marine caused skin infections aswell.
As soon as you see... [Read More]
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GoPro info wanted

May 01, 2016 - 3:22 PM - by martib
My son and I want get ourselves a GoPro.
I want it for fishing and he wants it for filming bloody everything. Lol.
i want to head mount it.
If you can give me a heads up in what I need. Let me know.
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Apr 20, 2016 - 4:58 PM - by roz
Just a quickie.

I am thinking of adding down riggers to my V-Sea, I do a lot of mack trolling when up north & have been for a lot of years.
Sadly I am finding the spanish population is not what it used to be, so I am looking for ways to improve my catch rate.

I have never used a down rigger before so there is a bit of a learning curve (I thought I knew everything), I see the pros using them so that is a good indicator.

I tow pre frozen baits that I catch off Coffs H., when I get the chance to get out. I then take them up to Agnes & fish around outer rock which is located off Bustard H.

Info on reliable brands and methods of attachment would be greatly appreciated...& any other advice.

Many thanx

Cheers Roz
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Great Sandy Net Free Zone

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:46 PM - by Slider
Announced today by Lucy Stanton, ALP candidate for Wide Bay as part of her push for the Fraser Island World Heritage extension that includes the Sandy Straights, Cooloola's beaches and Noosa River and Lakes.
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Fishing a northerly wind.

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM - by airlock
I'm sure there are a few others out there who have noticed the gods of fishing have taken a big ol dump on the patient anglers of SE Queensland with big Swells, Storms and winds to the point that your boat and defiantly mine have become static sculptures depicting the struggle of man against the elements rather then the fishing vessels they were intended to serve as.

Well it looks like a possible break in the weather on Monday and a chance free day have lined up nicely only to find the wind direction pointing consistently north for the majority of the day, for whatever reason Both my self and those i talk with have had about as much luck fishing in a northerly breeze as we would have had if we'd stayed at home and dropped a line in the bathtub.
Usually i would take one look at a wind forecast with the Letter N and say nope, but after the last 12 months of crappy weather i'm ready to give it a go.

Has any one found any reliable methods for bringing the... [Read More]
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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.

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Apr 24, 2016 - 7:09 AM - by banksmister

Good on fisheries for the catching the grub.
But i hope they use that expensive looking laser tape measure for more than measuring nets.
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Deanbilla bay - RQYS

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:49 PM - by honda900
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Funds obtained to start reef project in Pumicestone Passage

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM - by Ben D
Funding has been obtained from Moreton Bay Regional Council and Unity Water to match those raised by the Pumicestone Passage restocking Association to begin the process of surveys and permitting for research into shellfish reef restoration in Pumicestone Passage. For more information see reports at and
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