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Tiny creeks and sea run trout - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.

I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.

These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.

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Broadbill caught off east coast by Paul Digney.

Broadbill Sword Fish caught at Bicheno 02/03/14 on a drop line while fishing for Blue eye Trevalla
 
3.7 mtrs long, estimated between 280/300kg 

Game Fishing Round Up

Bluewater - people have been taking advantage of good weather to target striped trumpeter. Those finding good ground holding large numbers of fish have been getting there bag in short time.
Bluefin have been slow since a promising first start. Mark Lagerwooski who skippers the vessel Risky Rider put his crew on to a nice 80kg Bluefin with the rod work being handled by Rudy Zarzoff.

Eaglehawk Neck Tuna Report 17/6/2012

From Craig Shipton
Here is a couple of photos from our trip to Eaglehawk Neck
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Tuna Report

Here is a picture from our Tuna trip on the Runadu 2 at Tasman Island on the 29th of May 2011, landed 11 Southern Bluefin Tuna in 6 hours, tagged and released, all about the 20-25kg range.
Adrian Morrisby (in the Stormy) John Farrel in the braces

Game Fishing Pro Tips comes to Tassie

If you’re a seasoned game fisher looking to hone your skills or a newbie to the sport a series of free seminars presented by renowned lure designer and game angler Peter Pakula and Williamson’s, Andrew Jones will be of interest.

Presented by Rapala Freetime, GAMEssentials - Pro Tips on Game Fishing, is visiting Tasmania.

Topics include: Knowing and maintaining your tackle; rigging explained; fishing and fighting techniques; lure choice; trolling; using teasers and more.

Lucky door prizes will be given away at the at the following venues:

Tuesday 1 March - 7:30pm North Launceston Club Rooms, Aurora Stadium, Launceston.

Phone Tamar Marine to book 03 6331 6188.

$10 entry per person, with special offers on the night. Bookings are essential.

Paxy’s Bluefin Trip

by Rob Paxevanos
In the late 70’s my dad took my three brothers
and I along with 2 cousins and a family friend
to Eagle Hawk Neck on the South East
Corner of Tasmania.
This was one of our first game fishing
trips, and weather reports were not so detailed
back then so dad wanted a place where there
was good shelter should the prevailing south
easterlies come up from the open expanse of
the Southern Ocean.

The Hemingway Dream

Handline trolling for southern bluefin tuna in a kayak

By Nick Gust
What is possible with modern kayak fishing and how far can
this hybrid sport be taken? Is it realistic to dream of successful
game fishing outings by kayak? How difficult would it actually
be to hook and land a bluefin tuna from a kayak on the great
Southern Ocean? Could these torpedos of streamlined muscle
flip a kayak or tow you out to sea? What about evading hungry
mobs of opportunistic seals? Or is the whole notion really just
an irresponsible fantasy, the product of too many drinks? Keen
Tasmanian anglers have no doubt pondered these questions
before, imagining this holy grail of fishing adventure. Over
the last couple of years in Hobart I decided to seek some
answers. Joining the chase for the world’s most valuable fish
species became something of a quest. Often far offshore on
the wild southern ocean. Alone, in a sea kayak.

2010 Game Fishing Season

by John Orchard
It’s in full swing - and once again time to dust off the tuna lures, give the rods and reels a quick service  and get out there on the ocean doing what we all love doing – chasing the infamous southern bluefin tuna.

Bicheno albacore

By Matt Byrne
During the months of February – April, Bicheno is home to some great offshore light tackle game fishing action. Here, Matt Byrne gives readers some inspiration to tackle with one of his favourite fish – the Albacore tuna at a very popular holiday location.

Bluefin Tuna Report May  2010

Henry Terry caught this super bluefin on Saturday 8 May at Eaglehawk Neck. It took 2.25 hours to land it on 24kg line and weighed 101kg.
Plenty of smaller ones about and lots free jumping!
Plenty of seals as well just to test your patience.
Tim Terry

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