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Keen Aussie fisher wins $200,000 grand Prize

Keen Melbourne fisherman, Jonathan Couronne came to Auckland especially to see the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show and to check out the popular Kiwi-built Surtees trailer boats built by Kawerau-based…

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Adelaide Boat Show opens today

The Adelaide Boat Show opens today (Friday) at the Adelaide Showground, with doors open from 10AM.   From today and continuing through the weekend, South Australia’s most comprehensive recreational marine…

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Time to catch Murray Crays

Victorians can try their hand at catching some tasty Murray spiny freshwater crayfish for the table. The three-month fishing season north of the Great Dividing Range commences Friday 01 June.…

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Anglers on board for Adelaide Boat Show

For SA’s anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or prefer our inland waterways, the Adelaide Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and…

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Gear and gadgets galore at SCIBS

From innovations in sailing deck hardware, stabilizers and safety devices, to the latest generation drones, SUPs and inflatable slides, there’s something for every interest at the 30th anniversary Sanctuary Cove…

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Have your say on Pipi Fishery Management

Public consultation is now underway on the draft Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the draft plan aims to keep the fishery viable, profitable…

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BIAV backs Minister in bluefin tuna showdown

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) recently became aware of the Commonwealth government’s intentions regarding forced changes to management arrangements for recreational fishing of Southern Bluefin Tuna. “Minister for…

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Up for a challenge as a Fisheries Officer?

The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) commenced a recruitment drive today to fill vacant Fisheries Officer positions across the state. VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis Dowling said the roles would suit…

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Minimum size for mako sharks, have your say

The Victorian Fisheries Authority is proposing to introduce a minimum size of 120cm for all mako shark species following consideration of a proposal from recreational fishing group VRFish. VFA Chief…

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Six million reasons to cast a line

The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria has today (20 April) celebrated a new fish stocking record and delivered another key element of its Target One Million plan, with the release of more…

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Celebrating 21 years on the web

CH Smith Marine Pty Ltd, established in 1884 and owned by one family for four generations, has continuously served the Melbourne (and Australian) marine community with quality boat parts and sailing Gear, fishing…

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New Women in Recreational Fishing Network

An innovative new ‘Women in Recreational Fishing Network’ has been launched on International Women’s Day to encourage more females into fishing and promote the popular pastime as a healthy and…

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Pyramid Rock divers illegal Abalone haul

A 13FISH call has helped Victorian Fisheries Authority officers catch out alleged illegal fishing for abalone near Cowes yesterday. The call, describing suspicious activity at Pyramid Rock, was received from…

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Sailfish Catamarans celebrate Silver Jubilee

Sailfish Catamarans burst on to the Australian boating scene way back in January 1993 with their impressive, locally manufactured aluminium twin hull designs that hit the mark with Australian sportsfishers,…

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