Brave anglers hook their just rewards

The first heavy rain for three months brought to a damp end the school holidays which all round had been good for the anglers.

Break in weather improves chances

FRESH SNAP: Iluka fisher Linden Harris made his way onto the weekly leaderboard for snapper of the week with this 7.5kg beauty he caught using live bait at Woody Head last week.

More activity above the Harwood bridge than entrance

MIGHTY CATCH: Two-hour fight to reel in 60kg cobia

WHOPPER: Kevin Junker was on a guided tour to Arch Cliffs with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing when he hooked this massive cobia on Tuesday.

A Melbourne visitor hooked the catch of a lifetime on Tuesday.

Holiday makers face tough conditions

FANTASTIC FIVE: This group of friendly Malaysian tourists tried their hand at a day on the lines, heading out with the crew at Yamba Fishing and Charters. Quickly dubbed the 'Fantastic Five', it isn't hard to see why, with a huge haul of tuna and bream in the Clarence Valley waters. Great effort guys.

More rainfall much needed as estuary remains very salty

Whale of an shark encounter for fisherman

Passengers onboard Cairns Reef Fishing Charters' vessel encounter a whale shark. Photo: Jason Mansfield

“It was not shy at all. It even came up and touched the duckboard."

Father-son team triumphs at Australian Bass Tournament

ON THE WATER: John Goodwin from Brunswick Heads and Michael Corbett from Grafton competed in the Clarence Valley Sports Fishing Club's September Bass Teams Round on the Clarence River on Sunday.

Rooks target weed beds to bag win in bass round

Lennon snaps up top spot with 9kg catch

BIG HAUL: Andrew Lennon, visiting from the Gold Coast, caught two jewfish tipping the scales at 10kg and 11kg using Iluka Bait and Tackle's Slimy Mac lures.

Early birds catch the fish this week

Should illegal campers be fined? POLL RESULTS

THERE was a strong response to our poll regarding whether or not to fine campers.

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

Teenager suffers burns in camping trip gone wrong

ACETONE BLAST: A Mackay teenager is recovering from burns cause by a campfire incident at Eungella.

Mackay teenager suffers superficial burns

Why these grey-nomads might never visit Yeppoon again

GREY NOMADS: Ian and Gail Roche had to stay on their boat in Yeppoon because of the lack of free camping areas.

Retired travellers say they've never encountered a stricter town

Campers 'invading' privacy claims Brooms resident

A diagram of the improvements planned for a the southern section of the Brooms Head Holiday Park.

Residents want a stop to campers setting up metres from their homes.

Pauline slams council's move against farm camp ground

UNDER THREAT: A Kenilworth dairy farm could be cut off from the camping market by council requirements.

Pauline Hanson slams council's threat to fine farmer over camping

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

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