Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...
A situation update dated 7 December is now available on the Emergency Fishery Closures webpage at www.fishing.tas.gov.au.
Public Health Contacts
For up to date information about public health alerts relating to eating shellfish, refer to the Director of Public Health's current Public Health warnings or phone the Department of Health and Human Services hotline on 1800 671 738.
An update from DPIPWE on the emergency closure of part of the east coast of Tasmania to recreational rock lobster and abalone fishing.
Emergency Closures FAQs
On Thursday, 22 November 2012, part of the east coast of Tasmania was closed to recreational rock lobster and abalone fishing. Some commercial fisheries are also closed. The Recreational Fisheries Section of DPIPWE has been receiving a large volume of enquiries about the closure and a set of frequently asked questions has now been released with answers to questions such as:
An update on the closure issued on 29 November, and the FAQs and answers can be found on the Emergency Fishery Closures webpage at www.fishing.tas.gov.au.
Part of the east coast of Tasmania has been closed to recreational rock lobster and abalone fishing from midnight, Thursday 22 November 2012. The affected area is from Eddystone Point in the north to Marion Bay in the south (see map below).
Here are some of the latest news stories from the IFS. To see the full story click your mouse over the title. There have been a number of stockings over the last month, go to the stocking data base to see details.
Compliance activity on the northern Tasmania long weekend
On the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of November IFS compliance team and Tasmania conducted patrols of the Central Plateau to coincide with the long weekend in northern Tasmania. Throughout the three days...
Fishcare Volunteers from the Northern, North-West and Southern regions attend fishing and community events around the state. Check the calendar below to find when they'll be at a fishing show or school fair near you.
If you'd like more information about Fishcare events, follow this link.
Fishcare training sessionThe Wild Fisheries Management Branch recently conducted a pre-recreational fishing season training weekend for Fishcare volunteers on 12-13 October 2012.
Craigbourne Dam and Meadowbank Lake have had over 1200 salmon stocked into each during the last month. The IFS stocked another 600 Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam and Meadowbank Lake. The fish were donated by Tassal and average 2.5 kilograms.
The Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA) has elected the Hobart- based angler Brett Cleary to the Presidency of the organisation in its 75th year as the national administration body for the sport of game fishing in the country.
Time to renew your licence
A reminder to fishers to renew their licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, netting and set-lines ahead of the start of the new recreational sea fishing licensing year on Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Sea fishing licences are available from all Service Tasmania shops and on the internet at www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence.
The 2012-13 Recreational Sea Fishing Guide is now available online. You can pick up a copy of the Guide or buy your licence for the new season from Service Tasmania outlets from 15 October.
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Recently Atlantic salmon seems to be a very hot topic amongst local anglers, especially those in the south of the state in the D'Entrecasteaux area. Northern anglers should take a close look at the Tamar as there are opportunities here as well.
The recent "great escape" has provided a perfect opportunity for fresh and saltwater anglers alike to experience some truly memorable sport. Tasmania's pristine, clean and cool waters are the perfect nursery for the Atlantic Salmon and as our local fish farms produce more and more fresh quality seafood it is a fact that there are going to be tangible consequences.