Tag Archives: Safety

Red bass are high risk carriers of ciguatera toxin

How to avoid Ciguatera poisoning

Guest fishing writer Nick Philippa shares his research on ciguatera poisoning and interviews Ryan Moody who had a bout of it back in 1997. For years I’ve heard all about the ciguatera toxin and ciguatera poisoning and I really thought I knew what it was until I started research for this article. Turns out I…

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SafeTrx app monitors you by GPS and keeps you safe on the water

Coast Guard SafeTrx app keeps you safe on the water

For those not keen on using a marine radio, and maybe don’t even have one, SafeTrx app for smartphones is a neat new way of keeping you safe on the water. Downloading the app to your smartphone is quick and easy and took us about 5 minutes. The hardest part was choosing a password and…

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safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation. Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark. Obviously when there is only one or…

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how to build a fibreglass boat floor that wont get hot

How to build a fibreglass boat deck that doesn’t get hot

Every few years I refit my boat, building in a custom non-slip fibreglass floor that doesn’t get hot. The main advantage of course is that I can run around all summer with no shoes AND I can place fish on the deck without running to grab a wet towel or throw a few buckets of…

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Boating safety offences you should be aware of.

Holiday time is almost here and you can be sure boating and fisheries will be out on the water doing their stuff. I was having a chat to the fisheries guys a short while ago and asked them; What are the most common boating safety offences people make that are easily avoided? And they came…

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Store rods safely with these handy rod cleats

Australia would have to be one of the most over-regulated countries in the world. Keeping on top of the regulations and remaining safe while running a business in an efficient and effective way can be a challenge. Now I’m not knocking the brilliant safety record we have in this country and not trying to cause…

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How to remove box jellyfish in your castnet.

With venom one of the deadliest in the world, it’s unfortunate when you get box jellyfish in your castnet. Because I know only too well how unpleasant it is to be stung! Usually getting hit a couple of times per season – mostly minor of course. For those unfamiliar with a box jellyfish, these critters inhabit…

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Cardwell Crocodile no dog eater

Poor old Bruiser/Bismark the Cardwell Crocodile is in the news again, although I suspect witnesses could have got it wrong. I have personally seen this bloke cruise up and down the beach while I am walking my dog, while people are casting nets for bait and fishing on the waters edge. Personally, I have never…

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Stabbed in the leg by a sting-ray!

Stabbed in the leg by a sting-ray!!! Ever wondered what to do next? Well I found out first hand last Saturday when it actually happened to ME. Let me tell you the story… Last Saturday while gathering bait on a beach near Townsville I caught a 50cm bull-ray and about 6 mullet in the cast…

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