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Bumper Bass Stocking Season

This week DPI Staff from Port Stephens released the last bass produced from this year’s record stocking season, with 429,000 Australian Bass stocked into impoundments around NSW.
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Qld Fisheries – New moon brings fishing closures

Coral reef fin fish will be off limits from Tuesday 17 October 2017 for the first of two annual closures to protect these fish during spawning season.
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Fines for netting offences in Dugong Protection Area

Two commercial fishers were found guilty in the Gladstone Magistrates Court for netting offences in the Port of Gladstone-Rodd’s Bay Dugong Protection Area (DPA) and were collectively fined close to $10,000.
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Oldest Tailor aged in NSW Waters

Check out this fantastic “greenback” that measured in at 81cm, caught by Lake Macquarie angler, Dean Grant.
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Caught out

Fisheries Officers alleged they observed the two men, aged 64 and 67, using a gill net to take fish from the waters of the Darling River…..
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Murray Cod and Murray Crayfish seasons close

The annual Murray Cod and Murray Crayfish seasons closed on Friday, 1 September. It is illegal to fish for Murray Cod until 1 December 2017… ..
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Offshore artificial reef update

Merimbula and Tweed Heads have been announced as two of five locations to receive offshore artificial reefs……
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NSW mulloway goes for record swim!

Keen beach fisher Peter Brodie was wetting a line just north of the Maroochy River at Mudjimba…..
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Vessel Monitoring Units

Can you spot the vessel monitoring unit on this boat? Small isn’t it! It’s the first new vessel tracking device to be trialed as part of the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy which is introducing the technology to all commercial boats by 2020.
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Victorian Fish eFacts

The Great Redfin Challenge is still underway! We’re yet to see a challenger for the current leading redfin of 51cm.
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Repeat offender cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing activity

A Woodridge man was found guilty last month in Southport Magistrates Court for illegal fishing activities, and was fined $15,000.
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Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1

Anglers at Fraser Island are reminded to ensure they fish outside the closed waters area that runs between Indian Head and Waddy Point during the annual fishing closure.
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Fair go to Murray Cod

NSW DPI Fisheries Officers patrolling the waters of the Gwydir River, downstream of Pallamallawa, recently intercepted a 57 year old man in possession of a Murray Cod which had been taken using an illegal wire fish trap.
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Monitoring Tailor

The assistance of recreational and commercial fishers is vital to monitoring biological aspects of Queensland’s tailor stocks.
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Installation of Boundary Markers Gippsland Lakes

Victorian Fisheries have just completed the installation of boundary markers at each of the river mouths in the Gippsland Lakes
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Dusky Flathead

Victorian Fisheries has advised your fishing licence fees will fund a new project reviewing the status and biology of dusky flathead populations in Gippsland estuaries.
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Have your say on charter fishing in Queensland

Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne today released for community feedback a discussion paper on the future of charter fishing in Queensland.
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Not a Good Start

A compliance operation along the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers has resulted in almost $24,000 worth of penalty notices being issued to recreational fishers for not complying with regulations for Murray Crayfish.
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Caught with 28 Undersized Fish

Two men were apprehended in possession of 28 undersize fish as they fished from a boat on Botany Bay, near Sydney NSW.
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Better trout fishing on the way for Victoria

Consulting with recreational fishers about proposed changes to Victorian trout fishing regulations to make for even better trout fishing in Victoria…