Local angler takes out top NSW Mackerel Championships prize

TOP CATCH: Andrew Mainey landed this 25.5kg Spanish mackerel to take out the NSW Mackerel Championships over April 14-16.

More than 140 boats competed for a share of the $30,000 prize pool

Man catches monster cod while fishing with mates

GIANT CATCH: Mick Kopittke reeled in this 123cm Murray cod on Easter Saturday.

Mick Kopittke has never had a catch this big

The 'best' blue marlin fishing waters closer than you think

A blue marlin in full flight behind a game boat.

Coffs Coast is home to some of the best blue marlin fishing

'It was pretty bloody lucky that his mate jumped in'

A MAN who slipped and fell about 10 metres down an embankment into a shallow, crocodile infested creek while fishing has been saved by a quick thinking mate.

Girl wakes to 2.5m snake coiled on arm while camping

She let out a muffled “help me”

Rediscover quality time in the outdoors

Sunset on Pebbly Beach, on the New South Wales south coast.

Technology-free holidays get families talking again

Where to pitch a tent in Queensland and New South Wales

Salvator Rosa Nogoa River camping area in Carnarvon National Park.

Planning a camping getaway? Check out these camp sites

You have to see these luxurious 'glamping' safari tents

LUXURY CAMPING: Murphy's Creek Hideaway is offering "glamping” in its safari tents, with a king-size bed for couples to sleep in.

Glamorous camping is the perfect weekend getaway for couples

Camp cooking pasta with Roothy's LowRange crew

Roothy's cooking - it's enough to bowl you over.

Roothy's camp cooked lamb secrets

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

John Rooth lets you in on some tasty tricks.

Proposed Coffs Coast 4WD policies get voted down

COUNCILLORS against introducing fees to driving on the beach and changing vehicle access policies for Coffs Coast beaches.

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