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Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:51

Exhibitors are rushing to lock in space for Australia's biggest outdoor expo, the 2013 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 & Outdoors Show, to ensure their opportunity to showcase the latest and greatest in outdoor and leisure equipment.

Only 20 per cent of floor space remains for what is shaping up to be the ultimate off-road, touring, towing, fishing and boating exhibition to be held at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds from March 15-17, 2013.

"In its eighth year, the co-location of two of Queensland's most popular shows, the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and the National 4x4 & Outdoors Show will be a fantastic event and must for any outdoor enthusiast," said Jason Plant, Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show Event Manager.

"A record number of people streamed through the gates in 2012 and with the fantastic mix of exhibitors and activities confirmed already were hopeful we can better that figure in 2013."
For one lucky visitor to the 2013 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 & Outdoors Show, the outdoor adventure will continue with an Ultimate Adventure Package up for grabs, valued at $15,000.  Further details will be released closer to the time.


The Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show will be presented by Club Marine, Australia's largest provider of pleasure craft insurance, and will include magazine chef Bart Beek conducting cooking demonstrations, while Paul Worsteling, renowned angler and host of televisions iFish program, is once again the official ambassador of the Show.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 16:00
Bundaberg Fishing Report – 29th November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Mulhall   
Friday, 30 November 2012 08:18

John Crawford Marine has been informed the fishing in and around Bundaberg has been of late fantastic. Last weekend saw some good weather and this allowed a lot of boats to head offshore.  Most found the fishing to be tough but those who caught fish did catch quality ones.

The outer reefs produced some good trout, cod, reds and the usual mixed species.

The gutters produced plenty of parrot, hussar and sweetlip.  These areas have also produced some good spanish mackerel and cobia.  The exciting news is the huge amount of juvenile black marlin out wide with guys trolling small skirted lures and catching as many as twenty marlin in a day.  This has been awesome fun!

There are a few schools of tuna and mackerel along the coast for a bit of fun also.

The local rivers are still producing some fantastic fishing with heaps of flathead about on soft plastics, but mangrove jacks are a hot topic with heaps being caught on live baits and lures.  Live poddy mullet has been the best live bait and Lucky Craft Bevy Shads and Prawn Star lures have been the best lures.

There is still a mix of other species out there to be caught such as bream, whiting, salmon and the odd jew.

A few barra have been caught in the Burnett River, but please remember that it is closed season on saltwater barra.  If any are caught, they must be released immediately or face a heavy fine.

There are a large number of mud crabs about with a lot being around legal size, so please measure them correctly as well to avoid being caught out.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg
22 Quay Street
Ph:  07 4153 4747
Fax: 07 4152 6707

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 08:25
FAST FISH FUN Seminar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hodson   
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:49


Jones's Tackle presents

The Fast Fish Fun seminar next Friday, 7 December from 7:30pm-10:30pm.

There's nothing more exciting in fishing than hearing line scream off the reel as a really fast fish heads for the horizon. Some of the fastest fish, our inshore tuna and mackerels, are easily accessable close to shore and in our coastal bays. Successfully targetting these game-fish is highly dependent on good technique, with this in mind the next Jones’s Tackle seminar will be an in-depth look at mackerel and tuna and how to catch them. Neil Griffiths will be sharing his experience on where and when to fish, locating fish, positioning the boat, the most successful techniques and the latest trends. The skills presented can be applied to most surface feeding fish Australia wide.  Click here for more information

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:53
Proposed Coral Sea Marine Reserve – What’s your opinion? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hodson   
Monday, 13 August 2012 11:50
Proposed Coral Sea Marine Reserve – What’s your opinion?
The current Labor government is proposing a massive marine park off Queensland in the Coral Sea that will be the equivalent to over half the size of Qld itself.  JCM supports Marine Parks based on good management and sound science. However this proposed park, science has not been produced and it appears the park is to remain open to foreign commercial fishing and exclude Australian commercial and recreational anglers?
It’s important that we all look into this proposal and have a say on what parts you support and those issues you oppose. Naturally there is strong opinions, but best to be informed. For more information please go to or
Submissions close mid-September 2012
Coral Sea Marine Park Proposals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hodson   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:35

Coral Sea Marine Park Proposals

The Commonwealth Government has been undertaking an assessment of Australian waters under a program known as Marine Bioregional Planning.  That process has been on foot for a number of years and Marine Queensland and other State Boating Industry Associations in conjunction with the Boating Industries Alliance have actively participated in that process.  As members may be aware, this process has been a highly politicised process with green NGO’s seeking to advance proposals that will provide high protection levels to these waters.  A consequence of these proposals if implemented will be dramatically reduced access to undertake activities such as fishing.

In June this year the Environment Minister released a draft plan and other information such as an economic impact statement and regulatory impact statement for the Coral Sea.  The information released by the Minister reveals that Queensland is on track under the proposal to have over 75% of the waters in its commonwealth marine estate (EEZ) zoned.  This in practical terms will mean that with current and proposed reserves that over 1.3 MILLION square kilometres of Commonwealth waters off the Queensland coast will be zoned.  This represents about 75% of the Commonwealth controlled waters off our State.

Marine Queensland has made extensive submissions and lobby on these issues arguing that the Commonwealth waters should be managed against identified risks and threats – not ideology. From the information provided by the Government the centres in Queensland most impacted will be Cairns, Mooloolaba and Brisbane with lesser impacts in other regional centres.  The final decision by the Government will be made after the conclusion of the current consultation period which closes on 10 September 2012.  Marine Queensland will continue to make submissions on these issues on behalf of members.

Attached is an advert run in The Australian by the BIAA protesting the national process and a member report from the BIAA General Manager.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:57

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