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21 February





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22 February





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23 February





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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

Haul of dead sharks met with outrage

Decapitated and left to rot in the heat, 15 sharks found dead at Fingal Head

Man knocked off kayak by huge shark

A fisherman has had a terrifyingly close encounter with a shark

Heat slows down fishing weigh-ins

COOL CATCH: Young angler Lewis Ulrick went fishing with dad Shaun at Red Rock at the weekend and came home with four keepers: three whiting and a tarwhine.

Fish also showing a reluctance to bite in hot weather

Reel women line up for Coast fishing competition

CAST AWAY: Renee Nugent, Christie Turner and Debbie Dahl prepare for the Billfish Babes game fishing tournament to be held off Mooloolaba today.

Angler hopes to encourage more women to take on game fishing

1.35M MONSTER: The massive barra lurking in Coast waterways

A barramundi.

Where to find the prized fish on the Coast

Didios hook up more than 100,000 online fishing fans

TIGHT LINES: Andrew Ettingshausen and Jason Didio with a nice Spanish mackerel caught off Nambucca Heads.

Larrikin father and son team Tony and Jason Didio have gone viral

This angler has a better 'one that got away' story than you

LUCKY ONE: Billy Avery had a 4-5 metre steal his spanish mackerel. Fortunately his mate caught caught another to provide a feed.

Fisherman battles big mackerel and even bigger shark

Island closing to campers soon

LADY Musgrave Island will soon be off limits to campers in order to protect local wildlife, the State Government has announced.

1,119 fines issued for illegal camping and parking

Byron Shire Council is concerned about the spike in illegal camping at Scarabolittis Lookout at St Helena.

Council continues its crackdown on vanpackers

Go off the grid at West Kunderang Recreational Retreat

The property fronts 10km of the Macleay river, all of which campers can explore on foot or by canoe. It is also ideal for bass fishing.

When we go on holidays we like to get away from it all.

Fraser Island wins best family camping spot

Fraser Island has been voted the top camping spot in the 2017 Best Family Travel Awards by Out and About with Kids magazine.

More than 40,000 votes were cast across 20 categories.

Why do vanpackers have money for alcohol but not a campsite?

UNWELCOME RETURN: Just a few of the 18 vanpackers making themselves at home at 8.45am on Monday December 18 in the Rails Carpark at Byron Bay.

Locals are furious with influx of "freeloaders”

Camp in luxury for less than $30 a week

Owner Adam Bailey at WOW Campers and Trailers Superstore wants people to be able to holiday affordably.

New Lismore camping shop has options for family or solo adventurers

'Epidemic of hipsters': Carpark campers in firing line

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is considering shutting off access to the Noosa National Park carpark at night due to people illegal camping.

Illegal overnight stays frustrating park users

Should Boambee Beach be closed until the turtles hatch?

THE rare turtle nest on Boambee Beach has prompted calls to close it off.

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Isuzu's I-Venture Club program helps owners use their 4x4 Isuzus in a safe and structured environment under expert instruction.

Isuzu helps buyers get into the great outdoors.

UPDATE: Yeppoon teen dies in 4WD beach rollover

FATAL INCIDENT: A 16-year old female has died after a single vehicle rollover last night near Five Rocks.

Single-vehicle rollover at Five Rocks late last night

Bruce Hwy carnage after driver crosses onto wrong side road

Firefighters had to cut two people free from a sedan that was involved in a three-vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Forest Glen.

Forensic Crash Unit investigating three-car crash

Coast star launches All 4 Adventure TV show in America

OUTBACK ADVENTURE: All4Adventure TV show host Jason Andrews with his sidekick Simon, take on Australia.

YOU wouldn't believe what this Coast man does for a living