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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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Australian Fly Fishing Museum

Ever thought of giving something back to the community? Yes I am talking about volunteering.
The Australian Fly Fishing Museum needs volunteers for the Clarendon site - just out of Evandale in Northern Tasmania.
It is a pretty easy job and a knowledge of fishing or fly fishing is not a requirement. Training is provided. If you do have an interest in fly fishing all the better.
The guide introduces visitors to exhibits on display and the story behind fly fishing in Australia. What is important is enthusiasm, ability to maintain simple records, ability to work unsupervised and an ability to effectively communicate with individuals, couples and groups.
Situated in a refurbished cottage at Clarendon the Australian Fly Fishing Museum is a beautiful space to spend a leisurely day. Bring a good book, surf the internet or tie some flies if that is your interest.
There are kitchen and bathroom facilities, plus a computer, internet, fly tying gear and more.
Bring a mate if you want or come on your own.
If you can do a day - or even two a month that would be fantastic. 
We have some special offers and rewards for volunteers as well.
The Museum is open Sept-June.10-4 Mon-Sat and Sunday noon to 4.
Check out the Australian Fly Fishing Museum www.affm.net.au
 
Volunteer coordinator, Brad Gawne: Mobile: 0418 313 179 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kind regards, Mike Stevens: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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