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Presented from Issue 94

After a short drive from home I pulled into the parking area I frequently use adjacent to a bridge spanning the Mersey River, my old friend. The first priority, as always, was to walk onto the bridge to have a look at the river conditions. This revealed that things were looking good with the late afternoon sun revealing a mixture of mayfly spinners and white caddis in the air above the rippling river in the soft October light. The mayfly spinners were especially noticeable with the sun glinting through their iridescent wings as they danced en-masse. Swallows, fantails and wrens were also on the wing taking advantage of the easy meal on offer. A splash or two in the river below indicated that another predator had noticed the insects as well!

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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 -

seafish 2017 04 26 craysThe Rock lobster season is closing this weekend

Information from

The recreational rock lobster season closes next Monday 1st May 2017 for:

  • all rock lobster in the Eastern Region; and
  • for females in the Western Region.

You must have rock lobster pots and rings off the water in the Eastern Region by midnight on Sunday 30th April. You cannot transit to or from the Western Region around Whale Head with rock lobsters or rock lobster gear on board.

The season for males in the Western Region remains open until 31 August 2017.


See Tassie's largest flathead at AgFest

Check out the Recreational Fisheries displays at AgFest from May 4-6 at Site 349 on Third Avenue including:

  • Tasmania's largest sand flathead;
  • Live rock lobster;
  • Fish filleting and handling demos;
  • Kids fishing pool; and
  • All your fishing questions answered!

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Huon Region biotoxin warning

Public Health have issued a warning not to eat recreationally harvested wild shellfish from the Huon Estuary Region.

Read the Public Health alert here

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Season reminder - The banded morwong season re-opens statewide from Monday, 1st May.

See here for recreational season dates

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Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
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