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Garfish Footy Season Fun

Mike Stevens

Garfish are one of Tasmania’s most sought estuarine fish during the cooler months. During the AFL season - March to September they are plentiful, great fun to catch and delicious to eat. The cooler months are best, and bigger fish are found inshore and in most Tasmanian estuaries.
Southern garfish: Hyporhamphus australis

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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 -

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Longford Fishing Club Kids Dam 14/9/2013

Sponsored by and Petuna Aquaculture
The weather was perfect and with the dam receiving a fresh stocking of 3kg Atlantics a few days before, there was much interest in our first kids dam outing. Almost 30 children fished at various times throughout the day, with the 9am start having 25 children and their families lining the shore. It made for quite a spectacle with the Mums, Dads & Kids rushing to get the lines in when the call was made to start fishing and it wasn't long until the fish were hitting the bank. Big smiles on the kids" faces is what it's all about.

In total there were 28 fish caught ranging from 350 grams to 2.85 kg, with 18 of the kids landing one or more. There are plenty still there, so hopefully those who missed out this time will land a few next time.
Tom, Selwyn & Ron gave up their time to cook the BBQ and help with the weighing of fish. I kindly thank them for this as it allowed myself to spend time fishing with my kids. Thank you very much guys!

  • Heaviest Boys Fish : Luke Spencer & Jack Soward 2.75KG Atlantic each
  • Heaviest Girls Fish : Annabelle McKeand 2.85KG Atlantic
  • Mystery Weight : Luke Mckeand .64KG Rainbow
  • Mystery Weight : Lilly Burt .46KG Rainbow
  • Mystery Weight : Luke Spencer 1.05KG Rainbow

Next kids dam 16 November 2013 Contact Greg Davis 0418591278

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