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22 February

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23 February

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Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A COOLUM family's enjoyment of the calm, shallow waters at Cotton Tree was destroyed after seeing a deadly fish cruising only metres from their feet.

Everything you need to know before going fishing

Read the below before you hit the water.

Your fishing essentials kit and the wicked prizes you can win!

Lures V bait - which is better?

Are lures better than natural bait? Or is it the other way around?

The answer is as simple as it is complicated.

Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

BEGINNERS TO COMPETITORS: Tim MacDonald in the final of an Alex Pro Am surfing competition.

Learn to surf online with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell

Fish measure up for bub after family reels 'em in

A family fishing 80 kms out from Mackay have struck nannygai gold. They reeled in five nannygai, averaging about 15kg each, along with 11 sweetlip.

Youngsters learn to wet a line at the creek

GREAT CATCH: Jack Bell with the catfish he caught at the Learn to Fish Day on Saturday .

It was a great day for all involved at the Learn to Fish Day

Commercial fishers claim net-free data 'twisted'

Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) Mackay director and owner of Mackay Reef Fish Supplies David Caracciolo believes the net-free zone fish numbers collected by the MRFA are being twisted to suit the needs of recreational fisherman.

Net free fishing zones dividing Mackay on numbers

Sink a line with free fishing workshop

Caiden and Sharn Watson at a previous learn-to-fish day.

Fishing is a great pastime, but it's more fun with some basic skills

The good news continues for anglers with more stocking

Eddie Kemp and Andrew Shaw (Australian Native Fish Enterprises) watch Bob Koina release fingerlings into the Condamine River at Scots Weir.

Almost one quarter of a million fingerlings to be released

''Adrenaline rush': five foot bull shark caught off tinnie

Surprise catch: this bull shark was released after it was caught on a fishing line off a tinnie.

Call for shark warning signs to be installed

Illegal campers defy ban and return to private property

COMMITTED campers intent on beachfront views are continuing to ignore private property signs and pitch their tents and parking their vans at Norval Park.

Chile: Patagonia draws you in

A guanaco in front of the plains and mountains of the Torres del Paine hike.

You'll find it's no breeze, but it's well worth the hike

Boy's kayak stolen just days before Christmas

MISSING: Richard's first and only photo in his kayak.

Boy's kayak stolen just before Christmas

Lynette Daley's accused killers plead not guilty

Two men face charges over the death of Lynette Daley (pictured).

Two men plead not guilty over camping trip death of Maclean woman

Camp cooking pasta with Roothy's LowRange crew

Roothy's cooking - it's enough to bowl you over.

Roothy's camp cooked lamb secrets

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

John Rooth lets you in on some tasty tricks.

Roothy vs rissoles

John Rooth and the boys check out camp-cooked rhino rissoles and offer a challenge...

What was going on with the man behind WA head-on fatality

THE man filmed driving a 4WD erratically in WA that crashed in a fatal head-on collision had been attempting to “start over again” after a “very bad year”.

Outrage after driver caught running over birds on beach

Non-breeding crested terns face into the wind. This species occurs from east Asia to Tasmania.

Birds were left injured and dying on the sand

Rural fire crews extinguish 4WD gas tank fire, woman treated

MYSTERY BANG: A loud explosion rang out across Chinchilla last night.

Fire crews successfully put out a fire in the tank of a 4WD

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse