Alvey Reels closing after hit by cheap imports

QUEENSLAND manufacturing icon Alvey Reels, which once boasted its fishing equipment was so strong it never needed replacing, is shutting its doors.

Huge cod sold for shark bait: 100kg fish caught in the 1980s

Bradley James Martin's dad and his cod caught off the Urangan Pier mid 80's.

It took eight or nine men to drag the fish in off the pier.

Barra 'tragedy': thousands of fish die

GREAT CATCH: Not quite a trophy sized Barramundi but Joe Douglas was happy with his Barra of 820mm while fishing with Hooked Fishing Charters

Winter water temperatures dropped to 12C

VIDEO: Fisherman films great white biting his boat

Fisherman Tony Didio had a close encounter with a great white shark off Nambucca Heads today.

Great white shark circles fishing boat

Cod upstream, blackfish at the headlands - fish are biting

Mann River Caravan Park's Curtis Parker said the fish have been on the bite at Jackadgery including this recent 1.02 metre Murray Cod which he landed on a Bassman Chatterbait.

Strachan moves to the top of the list for biggest blackfish

Fishing competition back again

Yamba Rotary projects coordinator Gayle Doe is on the lookout for Tim the Bream, to be held again in August.

Tim the Bream will be on the loose in August

76yo fisher admits to having 63 illegal swordfish

Commercial fisherman Wallace William Keating pleaded guilty to having 63 illegal swordfish nostrums in his possession.

Fisherman fronts Sarina Magistrates Court for fishery offence

Pauline slams council's move against farm camp ground

QUEENSLAND Senator Pauline Hanson has slammed the Sunshine Coast Council's threat to fine a farmer allowing camping on his property.

Council threatens farmer with $180,000 fine over campsite

KENILWORTH CAMPING: Adadale Farm  has 5km of camping along the river.

Dairy farmer threatened with decimating fine, compliance costs

Nude camping: What it's like at a clothing optional ground

Making new friends was easy. Picture: Danielle DitzianSource:Supplied

“Oh god, what have we gotten ourselves into?”

Camping site hits out at council regulation

Self-contained camping has become huge world-wide.

Why the Coast is being encouraged to look to Noosa for solution.

Coast a hot spot for 'Airbnb for the great outdoors'

Just one of the many Sunshine Coast properties listed on

Sunshine Coast one of the most popular areas for private camping.

Cr Baker's 10-point plan to bring Diggers up to date

Cr Andrew Baker says camping at Diggers Headland Reserve should go ahead, but needs good management to continue into the 21st Century.

Cr Andrew Baker's 10-point plan for camping at Diggers Headland.

End of 'anything goes' era for Diggers campers

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The era of unregulated camping at popular headland is over

BEACH RAGE: Calls for crackdown on illegal dune driving

FEELING "fairly bloody intimidated" was not what a Lennox Head fisherman expected from what was meant to be a relaxed afternoon of fishing at Seven Mile Beach.

Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

PREMIUM CHOICE: Mercedes' striking new 4x4 double cab ute, due to go on sale here in 2018, does some Australian off-road testing before hitting our showrooms.

All-new Mercedes 4WD double-cab will go on sale next year

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

Capel car crash on Bussell Highway in WA's south west.

Man behind head-on fatality had been trying to "start over again"

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

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

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