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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania. 
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.

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We won’t beat around the bush, we know you’re busy. It’s the National Week of Action against Super Trawlers, so tell your local wannabe politicians that super trawlers and all the terrible destruction they bring to local fisheries, fishing and marine life, are not on. Here’s how - It’s easy!



Step 1.

Send your local candidates a quick email here – no super trawlers!

Step 2.

RSVP to an event in your area – bring a coffee or your lunch and make a super loud statement that we will not stop until we get rid of destructive monster trawlers.

Click on the links to these local events to invite your friends and RSVP on facebook or forward this email on.

GeelongVIC: Thursday 19 May. BCF, 203 Colac Road, Waurn Ponds. 

BegaNSW: 11am, Thursday 19 May. Peter Hendy's office, Carp Street Bega. 

AdelaideSA: 12.30pm, Thursday 19 May. Matt William's office, 670 Anzac Highway Glenelg East. 

HobartTAS: 8am Thursday 19 May. Eric Abetz's office, 136 Davey St Hobart.

The monster trawler is currently targeting the NSW Sapphire Coast of NSW. It’s been hammering the local fishing spots all summer and the locals and tourists are getting worried. The industry promised not to fish next to the fishing comps, but here it is on Friday, and here’s the Canberra Yellowfin Tuna Tournament on Saturday night!


Please help protect our fisheries, beautiful marine life and our fishing future by sending a clear message to your local candidate that super trawlers are not wanted.

Politicians will say all kinds of things to swing a vote during an election, so help make sure they go far enough to protect our oceans and coastal towns from factory trawlers for good!



Thanks for all that you do,

Bec, Ginny, Laura and the Stop the Trawler crew


p.s. I know politics seems a dirty business during elections, but the candidates want your vote, so tell them what you want in return. Help protect our fisheries and our fishing future by sending a quick email to your candidates as part of the National Week of Action!


Environment Tasmania · Level 1 100 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia 

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