Bundaberg Skindivers Website URL Change

The URL for the Bundaberg Skindivers website is changing to https://bundabergskindivers.org. An automatic redirection from the old URL to the new one will be in place for several months to allow time for links and shortcuts to be updated.

Zoning Map Apps

Going fishing over Easter and need a free zoning map? You could try the following apps:

Download GBRMPA's Eye on the Reef from the App Store or Google Play Store
Download DAF's Qld Fishing 2.0 from the App Store or Google Play Store

Just be aware that currently neither app shows the zones for the Great Sandy Marine Park in Hervey Bay.

UWH to resume on 7th October 2020.

Underwater Hockey in Bundaberg will resume at the Norville Pool on 7th October 2020.  Games will be conducted under the guidelines of the COVID-19 Safety plans for the Bundaberg Swim Academy  and the Bundaberg Skindivers Club until further notice.

UWH Cancelled Until Further Notice

Due to the increasing restrictions being placed on gatherings and sporting facilitates as a result of the COVID-19 control measures, underwater hockey games and training events are now cancelled in Bundaberg and throughout the state until further notice.

UWH will take a break over the Xmas Period

Wednesday 18th December will be the last underwater hockey game for 2019. After that there will be a couple of weeks break over the Christmas/New Year period. Hockey will resume again at the Norville Park Pool on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

2020 World UWH Championship to be held on the Gold Coast

The 21st World Underwater Hockey Championship will be held on the Gold Coast from Jul 20, 2020 to Aug 1, 2020.  Here's a preview:

UWH features on the BundabergNow community website

Some of the Bundaberg UWH players featured today in a sports article on the BundabergNow community website. The article includes some still photos and a short video clip of the underwater action taken at the Norville Park Pool yesterday.

UWH Restarts at the Norville Pool

Underwater hockey will restart at the Norville Pool on Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 5:30pm.

New Qld fishing regulations come into effect from 1st September 2019.

Queensland’s new fisheries regulations commenced on 1 September 2019.

Some of the changes affecting recreational fishers include:

  • a new annual seasonal closure for snapper and pearl perch from 15 July to 15 August
  • increasing the size limit of pearl perch from 35cm to 38cm
  • removing extended charter catch limits for snapper and pearl perch
  • new boat limits for mud crab, prawns, snapper, black jewfish, barramundi, Spanish mackerel, shark, tropical rock lobster and sea cucumber, which hold the operator of the boat responsible for ensuring no more than 2 times the possession limit of these 9 priority black-market species is on board at any time (the boat limit does not apply to charter boats)
  • general possession limit of 20 fish for species without a prescribed possession limit, excluding some bait species
  • reducing the mud crab possession limit from 10 to 7
  • reducing pipi and mollusc limits from 50 to 30

A more complete list of the changes is detailed in the fact sheet available from the DAF website on Fisheries reform.

UWH is in Recess Until September 2019

The Bundaberg underwater hockey season has now finished as the Norville Park pool prepares to close for winter. Hockey will resume again at the Norville Pool when it re-opens in September. Playing times will be posted closer to the date.