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Amazing rod racks for beach fishing! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hodson   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:31
Our new Landcruiser is on its way, but one of things that bugged me on the last truck was the use of rod racks on the bull bar when beach fishing. We travel some 600k’s round trip to get to Fraser Island and the alloy ones we have used always “slip” and scratch the black bar. Let alone the damage the alloy casing does to the stems of the graphite fishing reels. Well at the weekends Tinnie and Tackle Show, I slipped out for a wander and found a set of rod racks for the new car that are just perfect!
For those that know me, I’m a little pedantic.. some would say pain in the ar_e… but hey I like things to work more than once and be, well, perfect!
Have a look at these rod racks called Rodezi at Suit almost all sizes of bull bars, made of plastic, telescopic height adjusts… I will be using these in September hols up the beach and will do a video on how they work when I’m up there!
In the meantime, grab a set from Kyran and let him know I gave you the heads up!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:34
Keep Australia Fishing campaign coming to an end, final support needed PDF Print E-mail
Written by AFTA   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:06

 Its the last few days of the Keep Australia Fishing Campaign against the Government Locking Australian Anglers out of the new Marine Parks.

What you can do to help:
• Spread the word, tell your work colleagues, friends, fishing mates, fishing club members to call Tony Today
• Share this through your networks
• If you run a shop, print off the Phone Tony poster and let your customers know
• Remember to also support the Keep Australia Fishing Submission to Minister Burke at

These things will only take a couple of minutes but will make a difference.

Remember, this is our Last Chance to have our say and stop the biggest Aussie angler lock out in history before Minister Burke makes his Marine reserve plan Law.

Click here for further information

Please note that JCM does not support any political advocacy, we just want to assist in keeping you informed on any boating and fishing news that you may find interesting.  Regards Matthew

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:11
Beach fishing will never be the same again! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Media Release   
Monday, 11 February 2013 15:50


Next month's Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show will host the world premiere of a revolutionary line hauler, the Wavefisher, which has the potential to change Australian beach fishing forever.  Created by former Sydney yachtsman and keen fisherman, Ben Felton, with New Zealand business partner Mike Finnegan, the Wavefisher is a motorised lightweight hauler, which can easily transport beach-based fishing lines up to 1,500 metres off shore. wavefisher1

The first commercially available line hauler of its kind in Australia, the Wavefisher is based on electronic Kontikis (torpedos) which haul long-lines off beaches in New Zealand, but it is significantly lighter and smaller, weighing just 8.1 kilograms, less than half of the lightest kontiki's weight.

"The Wavefisher was developed to enable surf casters to get their lines out as far as they wanted and to easily explore untapped areas of ocean from the safety of the beach, normally only accessible by boat," said Ben Felton.

"With the Wavefisher, surfcasters are able to access over five times the area of ocean they currently fish in, opening up access to new species and methods of beach fishing.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 16:03
Crabbers warned: you will be caught PDF Print E-mail
Written by QLD Government   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:29

Queensland crabbers are being cautioned to stick to the rules this summer after two recreational fishers were fined more than $2000 for interfering with commercial crab pots.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) acting district officer Chris Watts said crab pot interference and other illegal crabbing practices were major compliance issues for the patrol.
"After witnessing the recreational crabbers interfering with his pots, the Cabbage Tree Point commercial crabber, assisted by the Redland Bay Water Police, confronted the two men," said Mr Watts.

"On inspection, the recreational crabbers were found to be in possession of an esky half full of mud crabs, illegally taken from the commercial crabber´s pots."

"The recreational crabbers were each fined $1100 for unlawfully interfering with commercial crab apparatus and the crabs were returned to the owner."  

Compliance agencies such as QBFP, Water Police and Maritime Safety Queensland often work together to ensure effective monitoring of all areas.

"We´ve got large areas to patrol and teamwork from all agencies certainly makes the job easier," said Mr Watts.

To combat the rising reports of crab pot interference and other illegal crabbing activities, QBFP has increased the number of patrols across the state.
"With the apparent recent increase in illegal crabbing activities, it´s obvious that some recreational fishers are just not getting the message," said Mr Watts.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 16:03
Wicked Fishing Charters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hodson   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:09

John Crawford Marine received some amazing fishing photos on Monday from our local fishing identity and colleague, Greg Lamprecht of Wicked Fishing Charters. These amazing fish were caught just off Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island on Friday. Greg said it wasn’t long before both Mark and Lauren caught their first cranky Marlin each. Greg and the crew raised over 10 marlin, hooked 7, landed 2 and lost a third after being bitten off  by a wahoo during the fight.  We also caught 2 Wahoo and got bitten off by another.  It was a perfect day says Greg and was topped off as there are now two less marlin virgins!


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:18

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