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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.Read more ...

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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 Come and see hundreds of brown trout on their annual spawning migration in Tasmania’s central highlands.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2016
10am – 3pm daily
Free entry

There is something for the whole family at Trout Weekend, its not just for anglers!

  • Watch wild trout being stripped of eggs for the IFS hatchery
  • Kids can try their luck at the junior anglers pond and maybe catch a trout for dinner!
  • Discover the wonders of our native freshwater species
  • Pick up some tips & ideas at the trout cooking demonstrations
  • Take a helicopter ride and get a bird’s eye view of the Central Plateau and yingina/Great Lake
  • Enjoy refreshments, competitions and giveaways
  • Learn about fisheries management
  • Talk with trout fishing experts and practice your casting skills
  • Discuss (& dream about!) boats and fishing equipment at the trade exhibits.

Trout Weekend 2016 is an alcohol, smoking and dog free event

Flyer for Trout Weekend 2016

Program and Map for Trout Weekend 2016

Any questions? Please call 1300 INFISH or 61653808

At Trout Weekend 2015 visitors.....

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discussed fisheries management issues

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watched trout being stripped of eggs

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obtained information and purchased souvenirs

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enjoyed success in the junior anglers pond

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used radio tracking equipment to locate a model Eurpoean carp

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took in the views of yingina/Great Lake and beyond from a helicopter

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