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Suggestions for Early Season Waters

Suggestions for Early Season Waters

by Sarah Graham

Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.

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Hobart - Recreational Fishing in Tasmania for International Visitors and New Migrants
Fishers from culturally diverse backgrounds including Mandarin speakers are invited to an information session to learn more about fishing in Tasmania. Listen to talks from DPIPWE Fisheries, Fishcare Volunteers and Tasmania Marine Police officers and participate in practical workshops about identifying and measuring fish. English/Mandarin interpreters will be present.

Topics include:

Why are there rules?
How many fish can you catch?
Which fish can't you keep?
Where to find fishing information
Policing and penalties
Respecting the environment and other fishers
Where is it safe to harvest seafood?
DATE: Saturday 3rd March, 2.00 - 4.00 PM
VENUE: Mathers House, 110 Bathurst St, Hobart (below the State Library)

Fisheries Forum - Devonport - Public Recreational Fisheries Forum
Everyone is welcome to hear presentations from IMAS fisheries researchers and discuss local recreational fishing issues.

Topics include:
Recreational and Commercial Fisheries in Tasmania - A Snapshot
Calamari in Tasmania - What's the Catch? What we know about Growth, Breeding and Spawning Closures
Rock Lobster - East Coast Rebuilding & What's Happening in the North West
Handling and Releasing fish
Forum Discussion - Your questions answered
DATE: Monday 16 April, 6.30 - 8.00PM
VENUE: Mersey Yacht Club, 6 Anchor Drive, East Devonport

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