Alvey Reels closing after hit by cheap imports

QUEENSLAND manufacturing icon Alvey Reels, which once boasted its fishing equipment was so strong it never needed replacing, is shutting its doors.

Huge cod sold for shark bait: 100kg fish caught in the 1980s

Bradley James Martin's dad and his cod caught off the Urangan Pier mid 80's.

It took eight or nine men to drag the fish in off the pier.

Barra 'tragedy': thousands of fish die

GREAT CATCH: Not quite a trophy sized Barramundi but Joe Douglas was happy with his Barra of 820mm while fishing with Hooked Fishing Charters

Winter water temperatures dropped to 12C

VIDEO: Fisherman films great white biting his boat

Fisherman Tony Didio had a close encounter with a great white shark off Nambucca Heads today.

Great white shark circles fishing boat

76yo fisher admits to having 63 illegal swordfish

Commercial fisherman Wallace William Keating pleaded guilty to having 63 illegal swordfish nostrums in his possession.

Fisherman fronts Sarina Magistrates Court for fishery offence

More images of water tornado off Coast revealed

A tornado off the Sunshine Coast appears to engulf a fishing trawler.

Trough off Coast likely cause of tornado.

North Coast shark nets trial ends early

NSW Department of Primary Industries staff and contractors start to remove the shark nets as part of the Far North Coast trial.

The nets will be removed this week.

Pauline slams council's move against farm camp ground

QUEENSLAND Senator Pauline Hanson has slammed the Sunshine Coast Council's threat to fine a farmer allowing camping on his property.

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.

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

A man was rescued after he fell down an embankment on McDermotts Road at Calen overnight.

Fisherman fell about 10 metres down an embankment, saved by mate

Girl wakes to 2.5m snake coiled on arm while camping

She let out a muffled “help me”

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.