Skipper snags 507kg black marlin

SKIPPER Bill Billson has made an impressive start to the black marlin season reeling in the first 507kg grander.

Tweed boy hooks Moby Dick

MONSTER CATCH: Young angler Nicholas Brasen shows how big the humpback whale he hooked off the Tweed Coast. INSET: The whale emerged close to their boat after becoming hooked.

This was the one that got away for 11-year-old Nicholas Brasen

'HOLY SH**': Humpback hooked by boy on fishing trip

Nicholas and Glenn Brasen with Tyler Bryce, with a much smaller - but still impressive - catch during the fishing trip where they hooked a humpback whale off the Kingscliff coast.

A Tweed Coast father and son were shocked after hooking a whale

Lack of consultation over artificial reef concerns fishers

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair announces a $1.1M artificial reef for the Tweed Coast alongside Tweed MP Geoff Provest.

The NSW State Government announced the $1.1M reef last week.

Journalist's embarrassing attempt at NT fishing

Charles Wooley and his barra, caught at Four Mile Hole in Kakadu.

Sorry Charles, that's barely even a fish

Tweed Coast reels in $1.1M artificial reef

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair announces a $1.1M artificial reef for the Tweed Coast alongside Tweed MP Geoff Provest and Department of Fisheries officer Andrew Boughton.

A new artificial reef is set to be built by 2019.

Top Coast angler to cast a rod in American fishing comp.

CATCHING A TROPHY: Dylan Fryer  will compete in the Bass Nation Championships in North Carolina in October.

Dylan Fryer will compete in the Bass Nation Champs.

Teenager suffers burns in camping trip gone wrong

A Mackay teenager was lucky to escape with superficial burns after he was caught in an explosion at a celebration gone wrong.

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

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

Nude camping: What it's like at a clothing optional ground

Making new friends was easy. Picture: Danielle DitzianSource:Supplied

“Oh god, what have we gotten ourselves into?”

Camping site hits out at council regulation

Self-contained camping has become huge world-wide.

Why the Coast is being encouraged to look to Noosa for solution.

Coast a hot spot for 'Airbnb for the great outdoors'

Just one of the many Sunshine Coast properties listed on Youcamp.com.

Sunshine Coast one of the most popular areas for private camping.

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

LNG plants shout locals a $1.5m 4WD track on Curtis Island

Where the new 4WD track meets the water.

NEW 4WD track on Curtis Island leads to popular fishing spot.