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About Luc53

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  • Mobile Phone #
    04 0224 7215


  • Suburb
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    Pine Rivers Shire
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  • About Me
    Have lived and fished in the area for 30+ years
  • Occupation
    Office worker
  • Hobbies
    Native fish aquariums


  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Mangrove Jack
  • Lure Types Used
    Hardbody Lures
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    surface lures
  • Favourite Bait
    live shrimps
  • Best Catch
    62 cm bass

Personal Bests

  • Bass
    62 cms


  • Boat Owner
  • Boat Type
    Motor Boat with Trailer
  1. Very nice piece of kit !!
  2. Those are sensible winter fishing hours
  3. Thanks. I've been to the Burdekin Dam once and it's certainly a large piece of brown water. Also quite a shallow and can get very rough. Didn't catch many fish but the redclaws more than compensated.
  4. Can't see the photo's!!
  5. NPD is a great environment with plenty of forage fish for the bass.
  6. A few whitecaps on the dam today!!
  7. More restrained than you, I lashed out $55. I buy lures to use so not prepared to part with the $$ for the great lure craft on offer. Was great to catch up with some old friends.
  8. For the simple enjoyment of catching bass in a great location thanks to the efforts of the PRFMA. Many fisher don't just fish for the table.
  9. Happy Birthday Ray. Better looking weather for the next few days
  10. Will go there on the weekend.
  11. For winter bass fishing, mid morning to mid afternoon is more civilised
  12. Shows how quickly stocks recover once netting is removed. So many more juveniles gets a chance to grow!!
  13. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Net free zones boost recreational fishing Queensland’s net free zones are providing positive recreational fishing experiences in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton, a report released today has confirmed. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said recreational fishers overall reported increased satisfaction with their fishing experiences in the net free zones since their introduction in November 2015. “In the Mackay net free zone we’ve seen a significant increase in recreational fisher satisfaction when compared to the previous year. “In the Cairns and Rockhampton net free zones, recreational fishers are continuing to enjoy fishing in these areas, consistent with last year.” The report, Recreational fishers’ satisfaction and expectations of Queensland’s net free zones, also showed that people who fished recreationally more than two days per month showed the greatest increase in satisfaction, on average their satisfaction increased more than 25 per cent from 2015 to 2016. Minister Byrne said these results were promising. “The net free fishing zones were introduced to increase recreational fishing opportunities in regional Queensland and support tourism and economic growth, so it’s great to see these early positive results,” Minister Byrne said. Minister Byrne also today released the Fisheries Queensland report Monitoring Queensland’s boat-based recreational fishing, providing details of the species, number and size of fish caught throughout the state, including in the net free zones. Minister Byrne said the boat ramp monitoring program, together with the recreational fisher surveys, would build a more complete picture of recreational fishing in Queensland and the effects of the net free zones. “Monitoring is necessary to ensure our fisheries are managed responsibly and sustainably for the benefit of all Queenslanders,” he said. “We know it takes a number of years to see the results of fisheries management changes and the introduction of the net free zones is no different. “The Queensland Government will continue to monitor fishing in the net free zones to capture any changes over time to recreational fisher satisfaction, as well as the species, number and size of fish caught,” Minister Byrne said. Nathan Johnston, President of the Queensland branch of the Australian National Sportfishing Association, welcomed the results. “These results demonstrate that the net free zones are having a positive influence on recreational fishers’ satisfaction,” Mr Johnston said. “While anecdotally our members have been reporting better catches, it is great to see robust science and monitoring of recreational fishing to reinforce any long term changes attributed to these net free zones and wider afield across 45 boat ramps in Queensland. “Personally, I have participated in the boat ramp surveys twice this year. “I strongly encourage anglers not to be shy and to brag about their catches when approached by Fisheries Queensland staff conducting boat ramp surveys, as this information is critical to informing sound management decisions,” he said. From November 2015 to October 2016, more than 8000 boat crews were interviewed at boat ramps throughout Queensland and more than 4500 fish were measured from 34 species. Pikey bream, barred javelin, sand whiting, common coral trout and yellowfin bream were the most commonly measured species throughout Queensland. A variety of species proved popular amongst recreational fishers at boat ramps providing access to the net free zones, with barred javelin the most commonly kept species in Cairns, pikey bream in Mackay and school mackerel in Rockhampton. The net free fishing zones were introduced in November 2015 and are located at Trinity Bay off Cairns, St Helens Beach to Cape Hillsborough north of Mackay, and the Capricorn Coast from Yeppoon down to Rockhampton (including the Fitzroy River). To download the reports or learn more about the net free fishing zones visit or call 13 25 23. Follow Fisheries Queensland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@FisheriesQld).
  14. Hot sun and rain, that's when I like the bimini on my boat.
  15. Welcome to Brisbane. You need a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) to fish lakes/dams that are on the SIP list otherwise NO. See for all the info you need. If you live on the northside, Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam) is worth a visit.