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Atlantic Salmon At Large

Atlantic Salmon At Large

Recently Atlantic salmon seems to be a very hot topic amongst local anglers, especially those in the south of the state in the D'Entrecasteaux area. Northern anglers should take a close look at the Tamar as there are opportunities here as well.  
The recent "great escape" has provided a perfect opportunity for fresh and saltwater anglers alike to experience some truly memorable sport. Tasmania's pristine, clean and cool waters are the perfect nursery for the Atlantic Salmon and as our local fish farms produce more and more fresh quality seafood it is a fact that there are going to be tangible consequences.

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tuna-club-tasTuna Club of Tasmania Light Line Fishing Event

The Spot On Shimano Light Line Game Fishing Contest 2015
This month sees the Tuna Club of Tasmania hosting their Premier light line game fishing contest in the picturesque waters surrounding the Tasman Peninsula in South East Tasmania. This Tasmanian Game Fishing Association (TGFA) sanctioned event will see Game Fishing Association (GFAA) affiliated club members from all around Tasmania testing there angling skills in the waters off Pirates Bay and Eagle Hawk Neck on Saturday the 21st of February 2015.


Tuna Club of Tasmania President Mr John Edwards said,

With the arrival of migrating Albacore and Southern Bluefin Tuna to the southern east coastal region over the past week so our game fishing season is really getting into action. With these prized game fish species aggregating we are expecting a strong fleet of 25 to 30 teams to hotly contest the event. It’s a light tackle competition where the maximum line class allowed is 10kg so we also expect to have a strong contingent of Junior (under 16) and Small Fry (under 12) anglers amongst the teams. There is a magnificent prize list of Shimano fishing gear on offer for tag and release, heaviest game fishand highest points score in adult male, adult female Junior and Small Fry categories, there is something there for all angling preferences and age groups.
The event in previous years has seen Tasmanian, Australian and World record catches and I see no reason why this year will be any different if the anglers are up to the challenge. I would expect to see fish in excess of 30kg landed on light tackle testing angler’s skills to the max. The weigh in at the foreshore clubroom at Pirates Bay always creates a lot of interest and is popular with visiting tourists and locals alike.


The event is fished under GFAA rules and a contest briefing will be held on Friday the 20th of February at 7pm Pirates Bay. One member of each team must be present to receive their contest pack. Angling times are 7am to 3pm Saturday 21st February and the weigh in is 4pm to 4.45pm. Entries close 14th February. More information on the event is available from: www.tunacluboftasmania.org.au

Read the full media release here:

Media contact should be directed to Mr John Edwards PH 0427 656 261

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