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Fishing the edges

Peter Hayes
History of my experience
You know, it's a funny thing. I started guiding a dozen years ago and whilst I had a big, flash, fast sportfishing boat (which incidentally I still have) I never used it to catch fish from it except in windlane and dun fishing situations.

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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

The Tasmanian Bream Classic 2013 Final Results

Day Two saw a small breeze at the start and weather was a little cooler. Team Bream It On backed up their lead with another good bag leaving them on top of the leader board with Josh Williams taking out the Cranka big Bream with a 1.520kg. Team Cranka slugged it out with no main motor all weekend and still came up with the goods, slotting them into second place with a top bag 5.670kg. Third place went to a father and son team with smiles all round for them. Another smooth and great tournament was had by all. With anglers looking forward to the final round on the Derwent River in Hobart.

Tasmanian Bream Classic 2013 Saturday 9 March Results

Today saw the start of  round 2 of The Tasmanian Bream classic 2013 held on the Swan River. Weather conditions were perfect and Swansea as always put on a beautiful day. With nearly all anglers catching a mix of big and small fish, positions after day one are tight and as a result have made way for a tightly contested day of fishing tomorrow.

Results:

Yep - Extra bonus in Pirtek Challenge

The nationwide Pirtek fishing challenge competition is on again, this year it is to be held on Sunday the 24th of March right across Australia. Primarily this competition is designed as a fund raiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (https://pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au/). You may not know this, but for the last 2 years the Tasmanian section has been won using YEP TASSIE TACKLE LURES!


2011 / Mike Stevens: Won the Tassie section with a huge black back salmon caught on a Yep  Tassie Tackle “Black "n" Gold Flapper” soft plastic. (click picture to enlarge)

 

 

2012 / Marcus Popowski: Won the Tassie section with the biggest flathead whilst using a  Yep Tassie Tackle “Pearl White Flapper” soft plastic. (click picture to enlarge)

So given the above mentioned results, we have decided to run a competition alongside the Pirtek Challenge and attempt a "Hat Trick" of wins! Our prize on offer is $300 worth of Yep Tassie Tackle, given to any person that wins the 2013 Pirtek challenge using a Yep Tassie Tackle lure.

Rules For The Yep Tassie Tackle / HAT TRICK Competition:

  • The winner must have caught the fish using a Yep Tassie Tackle lure
  • The winner must be confirmed as the winner of the Pirtek challenge
  • The winner must email pictures of the winning fish and angler to Yep Tassie Tackle and agree for Yep Tassie Tackle to use this material for advertising


The $300 worth of Yep Tassie Tackle Lures prize will be given to the first prize winner of the Pirtek Challenge - ADULT
The $100 worth of Yep Tassie Tackle Lures prize will be given to the first prize winner of the Pirtek Challenge - JUNIOR


Picture of fish on Pirtek Brag Mat with Yep Lure must be supplied

Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2013

Welcome to the Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2013. Thanks very much for your participation last year. The support that you, and the other 6500 anglers who participated in 2012, allowed us to hand over a cheque for $130,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Sunday, 24 March 2013 is the day to lock away in your diary. There is over $145,000 in cash and prizes to be won, and it's still only $20 to enter. This fee goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and we'll send you a limited edition Pirtek Fishing Challenge 2013 cap and brag mat.

Tasmanian Bream Classic

The entry form can be downloaded here

Van Diemans Fly Fishers Club

The Van Diemans Fly Fishers Club held its Annual Outing on Arthurs Lake Saturday 10th November with eight boats fishing and two anglers teamed together in each boat from a draw at the last meeting. Fishing time was from 6am till 12 midday, the morning was reasonable conditions with a breeze, bit of cloud here and there and of cause a bit of sun.

RISE - Fly Fishing Film Festival 2012

Coming Soon....

In its 7th year, RISE is on a mission to celebrate the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new dynamic emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!

RISE - Fly Fishing Film Festival 2012

In its 7th year, RISE is on a mission to celebrate the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new dynamic emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Results Tasmania 2012-Final Results

From the organizers. These are marked as final.

Final Team Results - Final Individual Results

Further results -  Click on Read More

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships comes to Tasmania

Tasmania will host the XV Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships from 15-18 February 2012.

V8 DRIVERS FISH AT OLD MAC’S FARM AND FISHERY

On Monday 16th November, Old Mac’s Farm and Fishery at Norwood showed the Jack Daniels V8 supercar team, Todd and Rick Kelly, and 30 of their guests “good old Tassie” hospitality after the state’s largest annual sporting event.  Mark Hayes, Peter Gittus, Mike Stevens and Australian Fly Fishing Representatives, Craig Carey, Ian Donachy and Joe Riley provided some impressive supervision on fly fishing.

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships

This is an initial post for this event. A lot more information will be available soon, and Tasfish.com will have a dedicated section for this event.
Download the Registration Information document here
and the Registration Form here

Win a pallet of beer in the Iron House Challenge

The Iron House Challenge, this Easter Saturday, 23 April is an event designed to cater for all levels of sea going anglers ranging from the 40 foot plus charter boat to the beach launched tinnie.
Run from White Sands Resort at Iron House Point just south of Falmouth it promises to be fun for all.
The fishing rules for the event are also simple so as to enable a wide range of anglers access. It does not matter if you use a hand line or a $1500 electric reel, so long as you fish legally and the fish is caught during the competition hours you can be a winner.

Click Read More for the full poster and Entry Form.

The Australian National Sportfishing Association Report

The Australian National Sportfishing Association had their annual trip to Derwent Bridge over the last weekend (13th – 16th August). The trip was an absolute standout with many fish being caught. All members were rewarded with good salmon and trout.
The comp is based on the “Grand Slam” model with points being rewarded cross the four salmonoid species. Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Atlantic.

Tasmania’s Pat Sullivan beats Australia’s best

Tasmanian, Pat Sullivan recently won the ABT Derwent Bream Qualifier against Australia’s best tournament anglers. This is how he did it.

Australia Wins Commonwealth Fly Fishing Champs

Llandridod Well, Wales 2010

Individual Results
place name total placings points No of fish longest fish

1 MICHAEL LOW - SCM 17 16380 24 400

2 NEIL HIRTZEL - NZ 18 15200 20 375

3 EMELIO CAGGIANO - AUSW 18 14760 21 390

4 IAN JONES - SCM 19 18000 28 390

5 PHIL DIXON - ENG 19 17060 23 410

6 MARTIN FERREIRA - SAM 20 18660 25 395

7 TOM WATSON - AUSW 20 16700 24 390

8 JOE RILEY - AUSW 21 14120 21 400

9 SIMON KID - ENG 22 20220 31 386

10 CHERYLEE POWELL - SAL 22 16080 23 390

 World Fly Fishing Championship Results

30th FIPS-MOUCHE WORLD FLYFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 POLAND

1 CZE - CZECH REPUBLIC

2 FRA - FRANCE

3 SVK - SLOVAKIA

4 POL - POLAND

5 RSA - SOUTH AFRICA

6 FIN - FINLAND

7 SPA - SPAIN

8 NZL - NEW ZEALAND

9 AUS - AUSTRALIA

10 BIH - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVI

World Fly Fishing Championships Day 1 June 18

The first day of competition is varied Jonathon Stagg 2nd overall  individual with 2 great sessions. Whilst this is great news it is a measure of the man, even in the heat of competition Staggy denied himself 1 fish as the boat was just underway. The controller was about to measure the fish when Staggy returned the measurable fish to the water.... putting the ideals of sportsmanship ahead of all else!

World Fly Fishing Championships Day 2

The world flyfishing championships is a “5 quarter “competition! I am pleased to report at "half time" with 2 sessions to go Aussies have had a good day on the river and lake with No Blanks. Considering the conditions an outstanding feat!

Australia after 3 sessions is 8th an improvement of 4 positions from last evening. Tomorrow another day is Am and Pm  sessions on lake and river.

World Fly Fishing Championships update 17 June

To all our friends and well wishers.

The formal practice is now over and we leave in just a few minutes for the opening ceremony. The team is in a great state of mind for what ever he challenges is in the next three days.

Practice has gone well! With the assistance of Jeremy Lucas and guide Richard our political dissident of former year.  We have a very good understanding of the different waters and their likely fish holding capacity.

World Fly Fishing Championships update 14 June.

Poland is very much a country grounded in agriculture and forestry. As mentioned in a previous report forest make up over sixty percent of Poland's total area. The land is owned in small areas, with fodder stacks arranged like small haystacks cropped by hand often with a scythe and sickle. Somewhere are fields for cropping with the most important crops of grains, of which the highest yields came from rye, wheat, barley, and oats. Poland is currently the largest producer of potatoes and rye in Europe and is one of the world's largest producers of sugarbeet.

Australians practise well for World Championships

The weather continues to improve in Poland revealing a rich tapestry of greens everywhere we look This land that has been shredded by invading hordes over centuries has the greatest proportion of land reserved for forest in Europe  Valleys merge into distant faded horizons now all bathed in welcome sunshine. The rivers are turning to bubbly streams with improved clarity gone are the “latte” colors of the sodden days.

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