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West Coast sea trout

by Greg French

Sea trout are simply brown trout which spend time in the ocean. In spring they follow huge schools of whitebait into the estuaries and lower freshwater reaches of most of the state's rivers and creeks. Some of the best action is conveniently close to Tasmania's major population centres. Hobart has the mighty Derwent as well as the southern rivers (including the Huon, Lune and Esperance). Launceston anglers have the Tamar, North Esk and Great Forester. While on the north west coast there are a number of superb fisheries, including the Mersey, Leven, Forth, Black, Detention, Inglis and Duck.

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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.

Australian Fly Fishing Championship Team hampered by rain

4 June.
Peter Dixon, as Captain, aided by manager Royce Baxter, is leading Joe Riley, Jonathan Stagg, Tom Watson, Emilio Caggianoe, Craig Coltman and Max Verashaka on their bid for World Championship success. They are a tremendously experienced team. Their preparation has been over a long period of time, even former championships. Team Australia is ranked 7th in the World, which, in the rather biased scheme of these things, is testament to their long term dedication to the team venture. In the contest, which so frequently involves grayling, and river, locations, to be so competitive at this level is remarkable in itself, reflecting, of course, Australia's constant excellence in sport.

Tasmania Sports Award 2010

Just a quick email to let you know that the Longford fishing club won the inaugural Community Club award at 46th Tasmanian Sports Award and Gala dinner held at the Wrest Point Casino last night.
The evening was a black tie affair with over four hundred attending and hosted by Jo Palmer and Tim Lane.

Australia performs well in the 2007 World Fly Fishing Championships

Joe Riley
In May 2007 year the Australian Fly Fishing Team departed our shores to contest the 27th World Fly Fishing Championships in Kemi, Finland. Joe Riley recounts the experience.

World Fly Fishing Championship results

Very sketchy report, and difficult to read even on the official site


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