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

Get out and enjoy busiest weekend on the calendar

Seasoned fisherman Michael Cooke is back at the Lismore 4WD Caravan Camping show with his fish tank and amazing fish catching techniques. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

An outdoor leisure show and a fishing comp are sure to keep you busy

Snap catch for Classic and great prizes

SNAP HAPPY: Under new management the Evans Head Fishing Classic promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The Evans Head Fishing Classic is introducing Catch 'n' Snap

Bream may be plentiful ... so let's keep it that way

LOWER MOOLOOLAH VALLEY: Good one. Keen angler Ben Forgan with a big bream.

Remember to limit your catch, not catch your limit

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

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

End of 'anything goes' era for Diggers campers

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The era of unregulated camping at popular headland is over

'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

Eight fines issued over illegal beach 4WDing

BALLINA police have cracked down on people driving on restricted parts of Seven Mile beach.

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

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