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Fishing Bruny Island Part 1 Trout and Bream fishing

Introduction

Bruny Island is an island off the South East Coast of Tasmania. It is situated around 40 minutes South of Hobart and is accessed from Kettering via the Mirambeena vehicle ferry. Bruny Island features the most southern hotel in Australia and was also where the first apples in Australia were planted. It has very little habitation with the bulk of the island being forestry areas or national parks and farms. The coast line is dotted with shacks and there are a few small residential areas.  It has beautiful beaches and exceptional surfing at Cloudy Bay.
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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

whitebaitThe 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November.

The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for this season.

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Great day fishing on the water off Burnie Sunday 21 September - Anthony Taylor, Anthony Wolfe from Coastal Marine and the boys! More fish were released than kept..but had plenty for a good Sunday night bbq!

 

 

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Rock Lobster Fishery Re-opening

The recreational and commercial rock lobster fisheries in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone re-opened from 00:01 on Saturday, 19 July 2014. This means there are no paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) closures in place on the east coast for rock lobster. The results of rock lobster sampled from the Maria Island Biotoxin zone have shown PST levels below the regulatory limit. The standing Public Health Alert from the Department of Health and Human Services recommending that people discard rock lobster gut remains in place.

Swansea 1/2/2014

Bill Williams has been at me for a while to take him fishing. I always enjoy Bill's dry sense of humour so I told him to organise the weather for today (Sunday) and we would head to Swansea in pursuit of a flathead or two. I received a phone call on Wednesday saying he has spoken to the powers that the weather would be perfect ... and it was.

Recreational Net Fishing Ban

Hi, as many will know Tasmania has the most outdated rules in regard to recreational netting in Australia. We would like to change that. As has been clearly demonstrated - any area from which nets have been removed the fishing has improved. We all want fishing to improve. Supporting a recreational netting ban will do that. The Scalefish Plan review which is underway now gives us that chance. 

Weymouth 3/11/2013

Hi Todd, still enjoy reading the fishing and info news sent in by everybody. Thank You.
Went fishing with my son at Weymouth this morning, the first 15 minutes we caught 1 cod and 2 very nice size Flathead ...guess what I'm having for dinner tonight?
happy lines
Mick & Bailey Goss
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Swan River Report 1/1/2013

The weather has finally given me the motivation to go for a fish; Trev was pretty keen to give the bream a go as well, so we headed off to the Swan River to give them a go. We arrived there around 11.30 this morning to a slight breeze and soon had the boat on the water.

Rock Lobster Opening Dates 2013

Hi Mike
We are getting quite a few enquiries about the various rock lobster season opening dates and whether fishers can transit between open and closed areas.  I’ve attached a flyer here. The information is also on the DPIPWE website at:

Maria Island, Riedel Bay Report

 

We went around the back of Maria Island on the 17th of August , I was with Paul (my boyfriend), Gretel (my daughter) and Esta (our dog). My dad had been round there the weekend before and did okay, so we thought we'd try it out. We hadn't been on a fishing trip on the new boat (a 35 Caribbean) so seemed a great place to go on such a beautiful day. We were using soft plastics, although I'm not sure which ones.

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Safe Fishing

G'day Mike,
Thought I would contribute an item in the the interest of safe fishing. Especially with the recent death of a father and son at nearby Bicheno.
To most people with half a brain in their head going to sea in an old timber dingy without any of the mandatory safety equipment right on dusk would sound like a disaster looking for a place to happen. Well, this is exactly what I witnessed last week.

Saw Shark off Port Sorell

Hi mike, thought you might be interested in seeing what my hubby Chris caught on a line a few weeks ago just off Port Sorell.  We took a couple of pics then returned it back to the waters.  We hadn't caught or seen one of these before but researched and found it was a saw shark.
Thanks, Anita.
Here is a starting point for a little research.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saw_shark
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A Quick Little Garfish Session

After few discussions about last weeks sensational Squid fishing, my dad was dead keen to head to the coast for some action. Whilst he doesn’t mind a feed of Calamari now and again he had been drilling me about the Garfish situation and how that was faring in Georges Bay.
The winter months, as a matter of fact anywhere from April to September, are prime time in St Helens for Garfish and the reports I had been hearing over the last few weeks of plentiful catches and big gars had me and the old man ready for a session.

Calamari at Georges Bay

Just had a few days at Georges Bay and was amazed at the size of the calamari. The specimen in the photo had a hood length of 43 centimetres and I caught another at 44cm.
The top lure was a pink Yamashita Egi Live I borrowed from Mike Stevens. Apparently they absorb light and are slightly warmer than the surrounding water. The squid certainly targeted them over my other jigs. I did a bit of research at http://www.ejtodd.com.au/Yamashita_Egi_Oh_Q_Live.html to see more.

Maldives Fishing

 

A short video of Mike Stevens recently in the Maldives catching a Trigger Fish.
Mike hooked the fish on a small Clouser and then setup his G1X Canon camera on the bank and filmed the sequence himself.

 

http://vimeo.com/64205518 

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Fortesque Bay 4/5/2013

We went to Fortesque Bay on Saturday afternoon . I went with Shippy and my Brother in law Andrew . We left at 3pm got there about 6.30 put the tent up in the rain and went to bed it rained all night up about 6.30am had some brekkie on the water around 7.30 . We headed for Tasman didn't have a touch till we got to Tasman then a rod went off . I grabbed the rod but I dropped him big time had a bird nestline everywhere got it all straightened out put an other lure on and we done another lap.

Bicheno Report 6/4/2013

Not every kid gets the chance to go out to the Continental Shelf off Bicheno, but luckily enough my brother and I had the opportunity to. Mick, our next door neighbour invited us out for a day trip tuna fishing out at the Continental shelf. We would be taken out in his 5.2m Shark Cat.

Scamander River 1/4/2013

Decided to take Jacob and "Penny the wonder dog”  up to the Scamander River for a couple of hours today.
This spot wouldn’t have been my first choice, but we were limited as to where we could go thanks to the strong state-wide winds.

Penguin Report 25/3/2013

Spork and Simmo went for a fish yesterday at Penguin. After sussing out a few launching spots we came up with this one as the easiest. We unloaded, set up our gear and hit the water.  With no wind, rain or waves, what a great morning !
Not many fish caught but the squid were playing havoc with the plastics.

Seafest at Triabunna is Back!

Saturday 23rd March – 10am – 11pm . Entry to Seafest is free and there’s plenty to see and do for every member of the family. Food and Wine – Live Music – Market Stalls – Entertainment – Fishing Competition – Jet Ski Race & Rides – Beach Games – Face Painting – Balloon Twister – Coastal & Marine Displays – Model Boats – Jumping Castle – Kayaking – Sailing & more…

Visit http://seafest.net.au/

Bicheno Report 10/3/2013

I headed out to Bicheno this morning, along with my daughter Demi, son Jacob and the guru Phil Zanetto. Given the promising weather forecast the plan was to troll out to our striped trumpeter spots with the hope of catching a few albacore along the way. As we arrived at the foot of the Elephant pass, we were disappointed to see white caps and a southerly wind blowing in at around 20 knots,... that along with a 2 metre swell !!

East Coast Rock Lobster Fishery re-opens from 9 February

The recreational and commercial rock lobster fisheries closed due to a toxic algae event will re-open on 7.00am, Saturday 9 February 2013. That is, all waters currently closed from St Helens Point south to Marion Bay will re-open.
Rock lobster fishers returning to the re-opened waters this weekend may set pots and rings or take lobster by diving from 7.00am. More details are now available on the Emergency Fishery Closures webpage at www.fishing.tas.gov.au

Swansea 4/2/2013

As the last day of the School Holidays, we decided to go for a drive to Swansea, and have a fish off the Wharf. We fished at the Wharf for around about 2 hours, using bait and changing tactics, but no luck. We then went for a fish up to the mouth of the Swan River, we arrived there with a breeze from the North East, I had a cast and had a few cocky salmon follow me in, but only little ones. 10 minutes later I had a huge hit, and my reel screamed. I finally got the fish in after around about 5miniutes, it was a great big Black Back Salmon! Biggest one I have ever caught.

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