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Whittley secures strong future in SA

Whittley Marine, Australia’s largest trailerable fibreglass boat builder, has secured a strong future in South Australia, with the announcement that Volvo Penta Centre, Don Morton Marine will represent the brand…

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New and improved Fishing Guide, out now

The 2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide has been revamped and is now available from tackle stores across the state and via the Victorian Fisheries Authority website. Published annually, the free…

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SCIBS dedicates massive space for trailerables

Trailerable boat exhibitors will occupy an incredible 20,000sqm at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), a prime piece of real estate befitting the industry’s fastest growing segment. Those…

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New fishing custom plates a real catch

The Victorian Government is encouraging anglers to go hook, line and sinker and proudly show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. Minister for Roads and Minister for…

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4x4 Outdoors Show, Boating & Fishing Expo

A host of new special guests will join Australia’s premier line-up of 4×4 experts, fisherman and outdoor cooking specialists at this year’s National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo,…

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GoFish Nagambie Regional Boat Show 

April 25 – April 28 2019 – Nagambie Lakes, Nagambie VIC What sets the GoFish Nagambie Regional Boat Show apart from others, is all the moving parts and pieces that…

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NSW Game Fishing tournament cancelled

On the afternoon of Thursday, February 22, 2019, the New South Wales Game Fishing Association (NSWGFA) made the prudent decision to cancel the impending Interclub tournament at Port Stephens. Naturally,…

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Versatile new Shoreline 86 powered by Yanmar

A new multi-purpose fishing vessel paired with Yanmar 6AYEM-GT series engines is set to create waves in Western Australia’s marine industry. Shoreline Marine Fabrication based in Henderson built the 86-foot,…

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Charges and car seized for illegal nets

Two people are facing serious charges after a good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH early Sunday helped Fisheries Officers locate an illegal net containing more than 1,000 juvenile bream at…

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Two arrested, vehicle and dive equipment seized

An observant member of the public’s phone call to 13FISH (133474) early this week has helped uncover an illegal abalone fishing operation in Melbourne’s inner west. Victorian Fisheries Authority Acting…

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Rate your ramp - Boaters views count

The recent Ramp Rage campaign in Victoria was aimed at getting the Victorian Government to spend the $27million it collects annually from boaters, on boating infrastructure. Prior to the recent…

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Escape with ET marks 20 year milestone

For two decades, Escape with ET, an Australian fishing show hosted by Andrew Ettingshausen, has been broadcast on national television. Andrew Ettingshausen (ET) is at the pinnacle of filming the 20th…

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Anglers praised during Operation Abate

The Victorian recreational fishing community is being praised for doing the right thing and largely sticking by catch limits following the completion of Operation Abate, during which nearly 2,700 anglers…

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Rye Boat Ramp officially launched

On Friday 30 November 2018, Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill and Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser joined key stakeholders and the community to officially celebrate the completion of…

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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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