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2019 Sanctuary Cove boat show launched

On the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now…

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Zulu victorious at Lizard Island

The 32nd annual Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, 13 to 20 October, was won by champion game fishing boat, ZULU, a 54ft custom-built Assegai, considered one of the most…

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Ramp Rage campaign gets results

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has been the driving force of a ‘Ramp Rage’ campaign to get Victorian Government and the State Opposition to commit to spending the…

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Patriot Games strikes deep in Arnhem Land

After racing the challenging Dingy Derby, Patriot Games set out to Arnhem land with a couple of Stacer 349 Territory Strikers for an overland tinnie tour. Patriot Games follows the…

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Rock Lobster Season opens Friday

Keen recreational fishers are checking their dive gear and rigging their hoop nets ahead of season opening for rock lobster this Friday, 16 November. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis…

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Australian Family’s Favourite Bowrider

The Quintrex Freestyler is officially Australia’s favourite bowrider. Since March of 2017, boaters across the country have been enthralled with the new innovative Apex hull design. Engineered for family fun,…

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More Yabby nets arrive for free swap

Recreational anglers are being encouraged once again to swap their opera house yabby nets for free wildlife friendly open-top lift nets at any one of 60 tackle shops that have…

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Silver perch for Albert Park lake

Metropolitan anglers can look forward to even better fishing in Albert Park Lake, just a stone’s throw from the melbourne CBD thanks to the release of 15,000 on-grown silver perch…

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Snapper magic captivates the bays

Victoria boasts some of Australia’s best snapper fishing in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, which is enjoyed by thousands of keen anglers every spring. Most anglers do the right…

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Navico launches the latest in Nav technology

Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics, today announced the launch of C-MAP Embark, a nautical navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience with a…

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Recreational Fishing Grants Program now open

The Victorian Government is calling for great ideas, big and small, to make recreational fishing in Victoria even better. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Jaala Pulford announced the 2018/19 round…

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Trout stocking bonanza for school holidays

Victorian Families can look forward to making the most of spring these school holidays with more than 30,000 catchable size rainbow trout stocked into almost 80 waters state-wide. Minister for…

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On again, JV Marine World spring boat show

Yes it’s on again, October 12-14, Australia’s largest boating retailer ‘JV Marine World’ is holding a Giant 3 Day ‘Spring Boatshow Sale’. For 18 years now the 10 Acre Braeside…

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Stefan launches new Reflex range

Stefan Boating World launched the new range of Reflex Boats at the recent 2018 Brisbane Boat Show with four of the six new models on display at the show. The…

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Positive trend evident in Brisbane

The confidence seen across the country during the boat show season has again been evident during the Brisbane Boat Show. 18,226 visitors attended the event, a 16% increase on the…

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Largest Steber vessel under construction

Steber International has embarked on its most ambitious project to date – an 18.5m (61ft) fisheries research vessel for the Government of Mauritius. This is the largest vessel yet constructed…

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Brisbane Boat Show opens tomorrow

24 – 26 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank   The Brisbane Boat Show commences tomorrow (Friday) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, doors open…

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Free fishing festival at Lake Wendouree

The Victorian Andrews Labor Government will celebrate the opening of the trout season with a free fishing festival on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat on Saturday, 1 September.…

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Ramp Rage - Boaters call for better deal

A ‘Ramp Rage’ campaign has been launched aimed at getting the Victorian Government to start spending more of the $27 million revenue that it gathers from boat licences and boat…

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Raymarine offers integration with Drones

The new LightHouse 3.6 update for Axiom MFD offers integration with DJI Mavic Pro Drones Delivering a marine electronics industry first, Raymarine Axiom users can now take to the skies…

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Free fishing clinics for kids

The Victorian Labor Government has announced free fishing clinics for kids to help get more youngsters into Victoria’s great outdoors and try their luck at reeling in a catch of…

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Bright future for fishing the Maribyrnong

Melbourne’s Maribyrnong River is set for a boost with an $815,000 three-year project that will improve access for recreational anglers and increase the river’s native fish population. Member for Essendon…

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Sydney International Boat Show opens Thursday

The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most comprehensive recreational marine exhibition opens on Thursday (02 August) at the ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay Darling Harbour, and promises to satisfy everyone who…

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