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Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas
September Line Burner magazine out now

The September edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Peak Period for Fishing
Peak Period for Fishing

This next month or so is undoubtedly the best time of year to fish the tropics. The rivers and estuaries will again return to producing a lot of different species, the reef will continue to fire and the game fishing scene is on the cusp of some big results.

Freshly caught Barramundi fish at Lakefield (Rinyirru)
August Line Burner magazine out now

Here's our latest August reports in writing from our expert team up in here in Port Douglas.

Red emperor fish caught on Dragon Lady
Value Plus for Anglers

With second waves of Covid 19 within the country threatening all aspects of life, including another severe economic downturn for the tourist industry in FNQ, we have been fortunate to have seen some activity up north for the moment.

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July Line Burner magazine out now

The July edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Man showing a Coral trout caught with Dragon Lady fishing charters
Wheels & Reels are Turning

In recent times we are starting to see some tourist movement in our seaside village which has been crippled by the Covid pandemic in 2020.

June Line Burner magazine out now
June Line Burner magazine out now

The June edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Spanish mackerel
Hopeful for a quick turnaround

The Far North remains in absolute hibernation awaiting the Qld State politicians to open up our borders. We are ready and COVID safe and raring to fire on all cylinders up here in Port Douglas.

Person with a freshly caught giant trevally
Line Burner magazine out now

The May edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Fisherman with cap showing his Great Barrier Reef fish catch
300km of Great Barrier Reef Fishing

In just two days, a band of 6 of us local weekend warriors travelled and fished 300km (recorded by electronics) of pristine waters along the Great Barrier Reef.

Man holding a nannygai fish
Good fishing ahead

As we enter into the very last stages of the wet season the fishing in the tropics can go to a new level in the coming month. The rainfall to date has been generous enough and we can expect a bit more to fall in the coming month.

Man wearing black shirt holding a nannygai fish
COVID-19 decimates Port Douglas fishing scene

Never in all my time since living in the region since 1996 have I seen such devastation to the area with COVID-19 taking a nationwide sweep and decimating us in the process. Only a bare handful of the local population has been able to continue with some normality.