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'It was a shame it died': Fisherman defends massive catch

THE fisherman who reeled in a 360-kilogram black marlin has defended his catch following criticism it should have been tagged and released.

'Could've nearly fit in its mouth': Massive marlin landed

STOKED: Sam Lacy caught the 360kg black marlin off the Cairns coast.

Fish weighed a whopping 360kg, stretched 4m long

'Monster shark' so close 'we could've touched it': Fisherman

Ballina resident and long-time fisherman, Bernard Richter was "shocked" over an encouter with a large grey nurse shark in Ballina River.

Fisherman says he's not afraid to get back in the water

MIGHTY CATCH: Two-hour fight to reel in 60kg cobia

WHOPPER: Kevin Junker was on a guided tour to Arch Cliffs with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing when he hooked this massive cobia on Tuesday.

A Melbourne visitor hooked the catch of a lifetime on Tuesday.

Whale of an shark encounter for fisherman

Passengers onboard Cairns Reef Fishing Charters' vessel encounter a whale shark. Photo: Jason Mansfield

“It was not shy at all. It even came up and touched the duckboard."

Reel in a grant to boost your fishing fun

WETTING A LINE: Tweed fisherman Edwin "Snow” Ducat surveys the ocean before a morning's fishing off the rocks at Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast.

Recreational fishing on the Tweed could benefit from grants

Wake held for skipper who mysteriously disappeared at sea

FOND MEMORIES: Tony Cowderoy shares his memories of missing fisherman and mate Grant Sainty, whom he worked with for more than a decade.

Wake gives closure to friends of Coast fisherman

Coast star launches All 4 Adventure TV show in America

YOU wouldn't believe the crazy adventures this Coast man has, all in a day's work.

Sheep, cattle and campers

NEW IDEA: Tuckeroo Stud has welcomed guests through online platform Youcamp for about 12 months.

Youcamp is allowing farmers to generate income by welcoming guests

PHOTOS: Family's miracle escape as 4WD dangles over cliff

Emergency services work to save a family and their car and camper trailer from falling off the edge of a cliff.

“When we first turned up on scene we feared the worst"

Should illegal campers be fined? POLL RESULTS

Your thoughts on fining illegal campers have been collated.

There was a strong response to our poll on fining campers.

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

Teenager suffers burns in camping trip gone wrong

ACETONE BLAST: A Mackay teenager is recovering from burns cause by a campfire incident at Eungella.

Mackay teenager suffers superficial burns

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

Bruce Hwy carnage after driver crosses onto wrong side road

UPDATE 1.30PM: Police believe a four-wheel-drive heading south has crossed into northbound traffic in a crash that has caused extensive Bruce Hwy delays.

BEACH RAGE: Calls for crackdown on illegal dune driving

A resident, who didn't wish to be named, snapped one of the four-wheel drivers illegally traversing the dunes at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday, May 21.

"Unless this behaviour is stamped out, someone is going to get hurt"

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