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Up top early – Highlands rewards the hardy – Christopher Bassano

Yes it is cold—some even think miserable, but wow, the fishing can be fantastic. After three months of winter and very little fishing, the beginning of August is the traditional start of the fishing season. Many people leave it until the central highlands warm up before venturing ‘up top’ but by waiting that long, you could be missing out. 

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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 - tasfish.com

Furneaux Zone (Banks Strait north of a line 40° 39’ 18” S)

Monitoring of PST levels in rock lobsters taken from Flinders Island have returned results that will enable the recreational rock lobster fishery in this zone to open from 00:01 hours Wednesday 23 November 2016. Please note that pots and rings must not be set prior to this time.
As advised on 15 November 2016, the Maria Island Zone remains closed pending further testing/results.

 


Map of open and closed biotoxin zones

Region open/closed status from 23 November 2016. Open zones are depicted in green. Closed zones are depicted in red. Western region open zone is shown in white.

Public Health Alert

There is a current Public Health Alert for East Coast recreationally harvested rock lobster in relation to consumption of the gut and organs.

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Fishing Licence System Outage

There is a planned outage scheduled for the Recreational Sea Fishing online licence system from 5:10 pm Tuesday 22 November 2016 to 9:00 am Wednesday 23 November 2016.
The purchase of licences will be unavailable during this time period.

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