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Presented from Issue 103, April 2013

The fish

Tasmania’s coastal waters are fast gaining a reputation of having some of the best variety and quality of fishing in the southern half of Australia. Every season for the last decade or so we seem to be experiencing new and unusual species migrating into our waters and revised management strategies are ensuring that fisheries are protected for future generations. There is one particular species though that has stood the test of time and has the potential to really put us on the map and that is Latris lineata or the striped trumpeter.

Quite often classed by Tasmanians as “one of the best eating fish in the sea”, the striped trumpeter, or sometimes known as the Tasmanian trumpeter, are mainly caught off the coast of Tasmania, but can be caught in South Australia and Victoria and are also found in New Zealand and South American waters. They are reported to grow up to 1.2m in length and about 25kg in weight and live for up to 30 years.

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Angling Hall of Fame Inductions

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water - 22 November 2014

Since the first trout hatched in Tasmania 150 years ago our state has forged a reputation for being our country's premier trout fishing destination.
It is only fitting that we acknowledge and celebrate the fishers who have helped to achieve this world renowned reputation.
I congratulate all those who have helped shape Tasmania's trout fishery in this celebratory year, and pay a special tribute to Les Monson and Ian French who have been posthumously inducted into the Angling Hall of Fame.

Les was a life member of the North Western Fisheries Association and the Ulverstone Angling Club, who held a seat on the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council and authored many submissions to the Government and fisheries department.

His book Centenary of Angling Culture, which was launched in 2005, was a testament to trout fishing in Tasmania and Les's contribution to it.

Like Les, Ian was a life member of the North Western Fisheries Association and Ulverstone Angling Club; he also served as President on the Australian Fresh Water Assembly, and was a driving force on the Central Highlands Shack Owners body.

Les and Ian dedicated their lives to recreational fishing and our trout fishery is all the better for it.

I would also like to acknowledge Anglers Alliance Tasmania for its role in the Hall of Fame and for working positively with the Inland Fisheries Service to shape our vibrant trout fishery.

The Liberal Government is proud of Tasmania's trout fishery. It is a great sport enjoyed by thousands of locals, and it also attracts anglers from interstate and across the globe.

Contact: Danielle McKay

Phone: 0438 390 273

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