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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013

For those of those of us that don’t bother to fish all that much on the waters that are open all year the closed season takes a toll. You spend the cold winter months sorting out and cleaning all your tackle, doing the necessary maintenance on the boat and restocking the fly boxes with all the favourite patterns and no doubt some fancy new ones.

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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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Two hours of the World's best fly fishing

Fly fishing’s most celebrated annual event, the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, continues its global tour during August and September in Australia. The film tour serves as a stage for the best Australian and Kiwi filmmakers in the industry to premiere their latest offerings, allowing the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country.

In its 11th year, RISE is celebrating over a decade of bringing the best fishing entertainment to cinemas around the world. Australian audiences can look forward to stunning footage from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia and Alaska presented in high definition on the big screen.
Gin-Clear Media's collection of films includes Freaks of Nature of the features of the festival. It is a film about the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia’s fabled Jurassic Lake. This desolate and wind-swept lake is undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet, a place where ten pound fish are common and twenty pound plus trout are caught every week.

The festival will also be premiering Parallel Lines the new film from emerging Aussie filmmaker Benny Godfrey. Filmed in numerous locations across Australia and featuring Brett Wilson and Shannon Kitchener, two mates whose lives have been shaped by their passion for fly fishing.
For many, RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival has become so much more than just going to the cinema. These annual fish-fests have become a true celebration of fly fishing, it's an excuse to get together with friends and reminisce about the past season as well as look forward to the season to come.
Presented by Gin-Clear Media, RISE will screen across Australia, including Brisbane, Central Coast, Sydney, Bowral, Canberra, Albury, Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Hobart, Burnie, Launceston, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.

Tasmanian dates are:
Date 30-Aug-2016

Date 01-Sep-2016

Date 29-Aug-2016

Tickets ($26) at the door OR
buy your tickets for the Launceston show from Essential Flyfisher and you will get a FREE August edition of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News
Phone 03 6331 8944 or call in to the new refurbished shop at 105 York Street, Launceston.

For more information, movie trailers etc. visit


cover 2016 08Free magazine with your ticket
The current edition of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News is on sale now.
Buy you tickets to The Rise Film Festival for the Launceston show from Essential Flyfisher and you will get one FREE.


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