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Fishing on the Wild Side

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.

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New CSIRO / IMOS Link

Please visit the new links on the main menu at the left. Select the text above for the East Coast (Syd-Hob) and the text below for a detailed map of TAS. Selecting their logo takes you to their main website. IMOS is described at their website as:

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) was established in 2007

Trout Weekend, Liawenee 2012

The annual Trout Weekend at Liawenee held on the Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of May was as popular as ever this year, with over 4,000 people braving the keen highland weather over the two days to enjoy a range of different attractions that make this event a must-see on the Tasmanian angling calendar.

Closed season and options

During the first week of June Inland Fisheries Compliance staff booked two anglers for fishing in a closed water, one at Four Springs Lake and one at Brumbys Creek. Anglers are reminded that most inland waters remain closed until 4 August 2012. There are however quite a few options for those who wish to get their fix of winter fishing. Eight lakes remain open; Great Lake, Lake Burbury, Craigbourne Dam, Lake Barrington, Meadowbank Lake, Brushy Lagoon, Lake Pedder and Huntsman Lake.

IFS Website Update

This week the IFS launched an updated version of its’ website. The address is the same but the look, I think you will agree, is a much needed modern view. Please take some time to familiarise yourselves with it.  Note that by clicking on the News section there is an easy option to go through older news stories. Currently the stocking  and other databases are running from a redirection to the old site, you can access this from the box under the Buy A Licence box. Click on the “waters data base archive” and you will be presented with access to our databases, which will work as they have previously. See http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/

FISHING ADVOCATE WANTED

Do you like fishing? Are you interested in looking after the interests of recreational fishing in Tasmania? TARFish are looking for 2 committee members to join our Board to oversee the strategic positioning on behalf of 125,000 recreational fishers. Further details are available by contacting Mark Nikolai on 1300 665 225 or by downloading an information pack by clicking here. Applications close on the 12th June.

SHELLFISH HEALTH ALERT EXTENDED AGAIN

A public health alert against eating wild shellfish from southern waters now extends across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to South Bruny Island.

Due to the continued spread of a toxic algal bloom, Tasmanians are advised not to eat wild shellfish from:

IFS Trout Weekend

Hi all, the weather is predicted to be cold, but it is always fun. Zero to seven is what my weather man says with clearing showers. Westerly winds are what they say, but mostly under 25 kph. Chance of rain is only 5% so it looks good. Rug up and come on up.
We have a few goodies for sale and they are a fantastic bargain. You can pick up a stainless steel floating fillet knife, 7 compartment tackle box, poster, Groper bandana and a couple of magazines for $10. This is over $50 in value and the stock is limited.


 

Across Agency Co-operation Saves Fish and Wildlife

Two compliance incidents this week demonstrate the effectiveness of across agency enforcement operations. The issues affected and involved both the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Inland Fisheries Service, and resulted in the protection of native fauna and recreational fishing species. This is good news for anglers and the Tasmanian community.

Electric Fence Insulator Upgrade

Over the past month, the Inland Fisheries Service has been gradually upgrading electric fence insulators on river access projects across the State.

New Seaward Limit Signage for the Huon River

The Inland Fisheries Service has recently installed new posts and signs locating the seaward limit on the Huon River.

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