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Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A COOLUM family's enjoyment of the calm, shallow waters at Cotton Tree was destroyed after seeing a deadly fish cruising only metres from their feet.

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

Jetty on Coffs Creek burnt

CHRIS Horton went fishing for crab dinner but ended up with an empty plate and a tale to tell.

Skipper snags 507kg black marlin

Skipper Bill Billson caught a 507kg grander black marlin at Jenny Louise Shoal, east of Cairns on September 17.

“It was just before 5pm and this really big fish came...''

'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

Get in quick to pick up one last classic fishing reel

GOING FAST: Fishing Tackle Australia floor manager Daran Ryan said Alvey products were flying off the shelves after the company announced it would be closing.

Classic reels flying off shelves after company announces closure

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

Moon brings out odd behaviour in our fish

The 2014 Dave Irvine Snapper Classic produced some excellent catches. It will be held off Coffs Harbour next month, from August 4-6. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

A few species have shut down for reasons best known to themselves

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

Home to one of the best holiday spots with a pet

TOP SPOT FOR DOGS: Moonee Beach Park Manager Kelly Shaw with furry guests Sally and Alex.

Dog owners are raving about this Coffs Coast pet holiday destination

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.

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.

Proposed Coffs Coast 4WD policies get voted down

DRIVING ON: A draft policy for a review of 4WDs and introducing a driver permit were voted down by Coffs Harbour City Council.

Councillors vote against 4WD beach fees and policy changes

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