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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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2012-2013 Sea Fishing Season News from DPIPWE

Time to renew your licence
A reminder to fishers to renew their licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, netting and set-lines ahead of the start of the new recreational sea fishing licensing year on Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Sea fishing licences are available from all Service Tasmania shops and on the internet at

Rock Lobster season opens on 3rd November
Rock lobster season opens on Saturday, 3 November this year.  Fishers can set their pots from 1.00pm the day before the season opens and pots may then be pulled after midnight.

Visit our website to remind yourself of rock lobster bag and possession limits and all you need to know about marking your gear and rock lobster regions.
Why not tackle recreational fisheries management?
DPIPWE is currently receiving expressions of interest for representatives on the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee.  The RecFAC meets 4-6 times a year to consider Tasmanian recreational fisheries management issues and provide advice to the Minister and the Department.  Individuals should be able to provide strategic input into management, research and educational planning for recreational sea fishing.  For more information contact Rod Pearn, DPIPWE Recreational Fisheries Section, ph: 6233 3523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     
Fishcare Training with flares
Fishcare Tasmania recently conducted a pre-fishing season statewide training session at the Marine Discovery Centre at Woodbridge.  Around 35 volunteers attended from around the state with 8 newbies also welcomed to the program.  Topics covered were fish biology, habitat and survival, a flare demonstration from MAST, recreational fishing survey results and a rules update for the new recreational season.  Read more here.

Check the Fishcare Calendar of Events to find out when the Fishcare volunteers will be attending a summer fishing event near you. 

More information?

call the Recreational Sea Fishing Line on (03) 6233 7042 or 1300 720 647;
email fishing.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or

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