Man catches monster cod while fishing with mates

IN ALL the years Mick Kopittke has been fishing, he's never had a catch this big.

Barra blitz predicted for the Boyne

SPILLING: Lake Awoonga pictured the day after rain which fell on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

BOYNE River anglers are in for a barra bonanza.

Beast of a barra takes Mackay fisherman for a swim

WHAT A CATCH: Israel Vogiatzis promises the only thing photoshopped in this pic is the background to keep his "secret spot" just that. His catch, a barramundi that cracked the 1m mark, was his biggest he's caught in Queensland.  Have you caught a big one recently? Email photos and the details of your catch to news@dailymercury.com.au

'How I landed the biggest barramundi yet'

Lost at sea survivor felt like "live bait"

Ross Chapman on his boat. He is lucky to be alive.

Ross Chapman describes what it's like to be lost at sea.

'It was pretty bloody lucky that his mate jumped in'

A MAN who slipped and fell about 10 metres down an embankment into a shallow, crocodile infested creek while fishing has been saved by a quick thinking mate.

Girl wakes to 2.5m snake coiled on arm while camping

She let out a muffled “help me”

Rediscover quality time in the outdoors

Sunset on Pebbly Beach, on the New South Wales south coast.

Technology-free holidays get families talking again

Where to pitch a tent in Queensland and New South Wales

Salvator Rosa Nogoa River camping area in Carnarvon National Park.

Planning a camping getaway? Check out these camp sites

You have to see these luxurious 'glamping' safari tents

LUXURY CAMPING: Murphy's Creek Hideaway is offering "glamping” in its safari tents, with a king-size bed for couples to sleep in.

Glamorous camping is the perfect weekend getaway for couples

Camp cooking pasta with Roothy's LowRange crew

Roothy's cooking - it's enough to bowl you over.

Roothy's camp cooked lamb secrets

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

John Rooth lets you in on some tasty tricks.

Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

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

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