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Trout tips - from tackle shops

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013

We did a bit of a runaround Tasmania’s tackle stores to see what their tips for the first month or so of the tackle season were. We asked what the top three places to fish were, plus lures, flies, baits and a few other things.
Here is a rundown on their answers Whenever, and wherever you fish - anywhere, or for any fish in the world - ask the locals and especially ask at the local tackle store. They know what was caught today, yesterday and on what.

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2014 Tasmanian Flycasting Championships

The 2014 Tasmanian Flycasting Championships were held at the beautiful Salmon Ponds at Plenty.  The weekend celebrations of the 150th Anniversary  since the introduction of Trout ensured a large positive crowd were present to  watch the competition.
  Inland Fisheries had generously donated $1000 for  the event, so the competition for club funds was a little more intense this year.   Two events were held, The Dry Fly Accuracy  and the technically challenging Wet Fly.   An interesting  variety of styles and techniques made their way across the plank to warm applause and encouragement.  Of course its all about accuracy rather than style but i have to mention the beautiful controlled casting of Lauchie Hayes. 
At the end of days play, the Kingborough Club won the Club championship, with the Tasmanian Flytyers 2nd and Inland Fisheries 3rd.
In the individual  competition, Graham Davis came 1st, the ever improving Lachlan Hayes 2nd and David Hemmings 3rd.
Lauchie Hayes  was the only competitor in the junior section.
Finally, I'd like to thank the many volunteers that helped on the day and Inland Fisheries for the generous donation.
See you next year 
David Hemmings

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