19 January






5% chance of rain


20 January






5% chance of rain


21 January





Mostly sunny

5% chance of rain


22 January






5% chance of rain

Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

IF YOU haven’t got your name in to win our incredible $2500 fishing trip, then a) where have you been the past few weeks?! And b) hurry! You’ve got until Friday

7 weird fishing superstitions

WOWEE! This is a deadly combination if you're heading out fishing! Photo: contributed

Any of these ring true for you?

How to use your FREE fishing ruler!

Don't miss our on your free fishing ruler with Saturday's paper!

KNOW how to measure your catch accurately.

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.

Photo Contributed

Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Amazon predator threatens barra in river

A PEST fish usually found in the Amazon in South America has reportedly been found in Mackay's Pioneer River.

WATCH: Big tides, big catches as sharks swim in

Colin Mathieson from Pialba with a 1.37m hammerhead shark he caught near the end of Urangan Pier on 100lb line with a 150lb stainless steel leader.

Recent storms and big tides bring predators closer to Bay.

Fishers can expect 'biggest changes industry has ever seen'

Luke Matikainen waiting to launch a boat at the Mackay Marina.

Fishing advisory group talks sustainability

Members won't take the bait

FOUNDING member of Warwick Fish Stocking, Ed Kemp, is dismayed at the lack of membership and is worried about the future of the Condamine River.

$10 PER year too much to keep this club alive?

Fisherman lands half tonne marlin: record pending

MONSTER CATCH: Clay Hilbert with the monster 494.3kg blue marlin.

Monster marlin hauled in after mammoth battle

New rules for catching hammerhead sharks

This photo provided by Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of "Shark Week." The Hammerhead's strangely shaped head is part of an electrosensory system, helping it locate its prey. "Shark Week" returns Sunday, July 5, 2015, with 19 hours of prime-time programming including "Shark Island" with shark specialist Craig O'Connell, airing 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 12. (Discovery Channel via AP)

More stringent reporting of catches

Lucky escape for five fisherman after boat sinks near GKI

COAST GUARD: This vessel lead Friday's rescue mission.

Coast Guard's epic rescue of the group of marooned spear fishermen.

Are we loving our beach camping destinations to death?

THOUSANDS are flocking to the likes of Noosa North Shore, Double Island Point, Inskip Point and Fraser Island to embark on camping holidays.

Camping boom as family holiday makes massive comeback

MASSIVE: The line-up on Fraser Island for vehicles wanting to return to Inskip Point at about midday on Tuesday.

Turn off from tech driving camping resurgence in our region

Shocking storm damage: 'I could see my son screaming'

A massive storm hit Leslie Dam on December 31, 2017 causing damage to camp sites and equipment. Dr Siri Szlezak, Odin Szlezak and Dr Adam Szlezak.

CAMPERS forced to flee after freak storm destroys sites.

Go off the grid at West Kunderang Recreational Retreat

The property fronts 10km of the Macleay river, all of which campers can explore on foot or by canoe. It is also ideal for bass fishing.

When we go on holidays we like to get away from it all.

Tents top tourism trends this summer

PITCHING IN: Jacob Hay, Courtney Gill, Emmah Hay and Emily Gill enjoying their camping holiday at Leslie Dam.

SUMMER calls tourists to town, but they aren't opting for luxury.

Fraser Island wins best family camping spot

Fraser Island has been voted the top camping spot in the 2017 Best Family Travel Awards by Out and About with Kids magazine.

More than 40,000 votes were cast across 20 categories.

Why do vanpackers have money for alcohol but not a campsite?

UNWELCOME RETURN: Just a few of the 18 vanpackers making themselves at home at 8.45am on Monday December 18 in the Rails Carpark at Byron Bay.

Locals are furious with influx of "freeloaders”

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Sports utility vehicles are selling in unprecedented numbers ... but strangely most buyers never step off the bitumen.

UPDATE: Yeppoon teen dies in 4WD beach rollover

FATAL INCIDENT: A 16-year old female has died after a single vehicle rollover last night near Five Rocks.

Single-vehicle rollover at Five Rocks late last night

Bruce Hwy carnage after driver crosses onto wrong side road

Firefighters had to cut two people free from a sedan that was involved in a three-vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Forest Glen.

Forensic Crash Unit investigating three-car crash

Coast star launches All 4 Adventure TV show in America

OUTBACK ADVENTURE: All4Adventure TV show host Jason Andrews with his sidekick Simon, take on Australia.

YOU wouldn't believe what this Coast man does for a living

Drivers keen to beat the blues

About 100 families were involved in the second Driving the Blues into the Dirt charity event at The Springs 4x4 Adventure Park this year to raise funds for beyond blue.

Avid 4WD adventurers join forces for fundraiser