Skipper snags 507kg black marlin

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

New bass season brings in the competition anglers

Bass season has started.

Today marks the official start of the new bass season

Bream and flathead still the major targets in river

HAUL: Evan Greyson fished the upper reaches of the Maroochy River over the weekend taking good flathead quality jew and a nice mangrove jack.

Strong winds won't help ocean fishing

Estuaries look to be the go for fishing this weekend

Evans Head Fishing Classic.

A day's light drizzle would be ideal for all types of fish

Daily bar reports ban 'a storm in a teacup'

Marine Rescue Tower in Ballina.

Marine Rescue volunteers continue to provide vital reports

'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

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

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

Dune driver slapped with $1350 fine

A CRUISE through the sand dunes at Broadwater National Park near Evans Head has cost one 4WD driver $1350.

Eight fines issued over illegal beach 4WDing

There's no such thing as a walk along Boambee Beach without walking in the 4WD tracks. - User Contributed

Police have cracked down on people driving on our beaches

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"

Warning for 4WD users who destroy our dunes

The Office of Environment and Heritage, and National Parks and Wildlife, are sick of 4WD users damaging sand dunes.

Irresponsible 4WD users face penalties or prosecution

FAMILY RESCUED: Police vehicles tested by 4WD tracks

Any volunteers to wash Richmond 30? The Police were called to find a family who got bogged while 4WDing in the Bungabee State Forest.

Family stuck in Bungabee State Forest overnight rescued by police