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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania. 
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.

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If you are a fishing book collector - especially of rare books - click the link below.

How to get a $69,900 book for $690. 

 

 

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tide-bookTide Books

Tide Books for Tasmania ($5) on sale Tuesday 16 September.
Find them at Tamar Marine, Franklin Marine, Marine and Safety Tasmania, Boat Shack, Devonport Boat and Tackle, Tasmanian Map Centre, Oyster Cove Chandlery. I will add more as they order books.
Contact mike@tasfish for wholesale supplies.

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Noel Jetson - Life and Flies

by Glenn EggletonJetson leather cover

Jetson A5 cover

Jet-Fly, as Noel was commonly known by his clients, was Tasmania's first professional fly fishing guide. He had great fly fishing teachers in David Scholes and also Dick Wigram. Dick taught him to tie flies and one thing Scholes taught him was that presentation is usually more important than imitation.

Lifelong Pleasure

by John Brookes

When David Scholes praised a fly fishing book you should take notice.

'Numerous anglers tried to fish the Shannon, but only the skilled had any success. The extremely clear water made it so demanding, but not for John Brookes. His results were phenomenal." David Scholes.

The Other side of the Hill - David Scholes Biography

The full story on David Scholes has finally been published. Written by Launceston gynaecologist, Don Boden it is a remarkable story of an Aviator, Angler, Artist and Author.

Tasmania's Fishing Miracle - Shannon Rise

by R.H Wigram

The original edition of the Shannon Rise is very rare. This booklet is a facsimile of the original self covered edition.

Macquarie River Reflections

by David Scholes

David Scholes was inspired to write this book after numerous requests from anglers. After reading David's previous book "The Enchanting Break-O-Day', fly fishers wanted to read about David's experiences on what many consider Tasmania's premier mayfly river, the Macquarie.

Australian Fishing Books - A list and guide to values

by Jim Findlay

Until the publication in 1991 of Bob Dunn's 19-page Bibliography in his Angling in Australia: Its history and writings (pp.292-311) a beginning collector was very much working in the dark. Dunn's book is a masterpiece of scholarship and his bibliography, a selective list of all reasonably accessible publications on the subject, continues to be an outstanding reference for collectors of quality books about fish and fishing.

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