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Squid fishing has become hugely popular in Tasmania in recent times and the start of spring and early summer heralds a new migration of the fish and tasty squid rings on the dinner plate. Whilst we have arrow and calamari squid in Tasmania the target species I am talking about here is calamari.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Its time to hit the surf

Ron McBain takes a look at Surf fishing.

Because Tasmania has many excellent surf fishing beaches that are easily accessible; it is no surprise that this form of angling is one of the fastest growing. It doesn't have to be expensive and it's a form of fishing that can involve the whole family.

Marine Communications explained.

by Henry Jacobs of the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol

Communication plays a very important role in marine safety. It enables us to keep abreast of what is going on around us. We can get weather forecasts and updates on weather from Coast stations along our coastlines. Most importantly we can call other vessels and stations should we need assistance in the event of a mechanical breakdown, sickness, injury in an accident, fire and so on.

Squid

Catching squid is simple and fun, being able to be done from many of our jetties as well as from of a boat.

One of the easiest ways is with the use of a squid jig and of these the prawn style appear to produce the best results. How do you start?

Flathead facts

Sand Flathead Sand flathead have a long and narrow body with broad, flattened head. They are pale brown or mottled colour above and white below with occasional  reddish brown spots along sides. There is a distinctive black spot on the tail.

The Enchanting Break-O-Day

by David Scholes

The Enchanting Break-O-Day is by David Scholes about a water that is as close as Tasmania gets to spring creek fishing.

Guided fishing can be the difference between a fishy day or a fishless day

by Michael Bok

Reading the last couple of issues of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News made me wonder what I would do that would help me catch a Snapper.

Yellowtail Kingfish - the king of the sea

by Ron McBain

As I sit here and write this article, my mind goes back to a half hour ago, when one of our customers brought into the shop to show us a truly magnificent fish - a 20 kg Yellowtail Kingfish.

The Peninsula - an anglers delight

by Joe Thureau

The Peninsula area, often known in general terms as the Tasman Peninsula, actually comprises two separate regions - Forestier Peninsula, immediately south of the neck of land at the town of Dunalley and Tasman Peninsula, separated from the former by the narrow Eaglehawk Neck.

Black bream fishing East Coast style

Luck, persistence and live bait

With Michael Morse

Arrangements were finalised with Jack to fish the Scamander River for bream. Jack is known in the region as Zane Grey, for reading Westerns and for his exceptional recreational fisherman skills.

Ansons Bay

The secrets revealed - local Ansons Bay angler Bert Blackwell takes a look at what is available in his favourite place.

Devonport's Mersey Bluff

Home to some great salmon fishing in Brian Cadle's back yard

Squid great to catch, delicious to eat

by Michael Bok

Squid fishing can be fun and rewarding as squid are not only great to eat, but are also a top bait.

Surf fishing around Tasmania

by Ron McBain 

I regard myself as an all round angler, fishing for trout in small mountain streams right through to fishing for marlin, tuna and other game fish in our deep waters. But without doubt, one of my favourite forms of fishing is surf fishing - fishing off our beaches for a variety of species that one can catch.

Variety off the West Head rocks

by Andrew Hart

Land based game fishing is a new and exciting style of fishing for Tasmanians, and although large tuna and marlin are not realistic targets, there are many other game fish to be caught. A safe rock ledge with deep water is what is required, and West head at the Tamar River mouth has much to offer.

Luderick available to those who search

After a column I ran in the Sunday Examiner some time ago soliciting information regarding Luderick, it appears that the population in Tasmania is excellent. It was also quite evident that not many Tasmanian natives actually fish for them.

Australian salmon - exploding the myths

The Australian salmon needs little introduction to beach fisherman along the southern coastline of out continent. Sought by recreational fisherman because of its fighting qualities, salmon are also a significant commercial fish extending along the southern coastline from Sydney in the east to Perth in the west.

Port Sorell - Ideal for fishing and family this summer

Whiting are often plentiful at Port Sorell over the summer months. Vance Murphy explains some techniques that will help catch these delicious fish. Situated half way between the mouth of the Tamar River and Devonport, Port Sorell is idea for family holidays.

Attracting fish could be at the cat's expense

Berley can make the difference between a good catch and no catch, it may be at the expense of the cat though. Steven Bax explains how.

Stanley - where the Warehou aren't mentioned and the Trevally are tempting

North - west coast angling identity Brian Cadle tells how to catch the elusive snotty trevally, trevally or warehou (depending where you are from)

East coast - productive fishing over winter and spring

by Michael Bok

Recently I had the chance to enjoy a days reef fishing with Rocky Carosi aboard Adosinda 11. I am a fisherman who will jump at any chance to fish with professional guides, as I am a firm believer that a days fishing with a good guide can teach you more than you can learn in ages by yourself.

Trolling for flathead - a proven method

by Phillip Ellerton

Try something different: Flathead on the troll. Your average angler has caught a flathead on bait. We've all done it before, a relaxing afternoon catching enough flathead for friends and family.

Tasmanian's South West Australia's undiscovered frontier

Rod Green of South West Adventure Tours the Strahan area on the West Coast.

Great fishing, variety and spectacular scenery is what awaits any fisherman and their families venturing into the West coast.

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