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Attracting fish could be at the cat's expense

Berley can make the difference between a good catch and no catch, it may be at the expense of the cat though. Steven Bax explains how.

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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

Latest News from the IFS

  

Improvements made to Lake Crescent Canal entrance
Jul 31, 2015

Improvements made to Lake Crescent Canal entrance

With great support from MAST, IFS has been able to considerably improve the entrance into the launching canal at Lake Crescent. A steel post that was situated about two thirds of the way across the ...

 
Middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo closed for opening weekend
Jul 30, 2015

Middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo closed for opening weekend

A report has just come in that the middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo are unusable due to a large amount of log debris that has been left at both these sites. IFS is coordinating the removal of ...

 
Opening of the trout season – Northwest options
Jul 30, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Northwest options

Northwest coast angler should not have to travel too far from their home to get amongst the fishing action this year. With the weather not looking great for the highlands it may be a better option to ...

 
Opening of the trout season – Northern opportunities
Jul 29, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Northern opportunities

Launceston based anglers and those living in the north of the state have a large range of options within an hour’s drive of the city. With the weather looking bleak for the Central Plateau this ...

 
Opening of the trout season – Southern opportunities
Jul 29, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Southern opportunities

With the brown trout season opening on Saturday 1 August there are plenty of opportunities for southern anglers that do not want to venture too far. The River Derwent always fishes well in the ...

Rock Lobster Fishery Closure for Biotoxin Testing

Elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) have been found in shellfish on a marine farm in Mercury Passage on the East Coast.

Under protocols developed for managing the rock lobster fishery, the commercial and recreational lobster fisheries will be closed in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone to allow lobster to be taken and tested for PST.

The rock lobster fishery in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone will be closed as from 00:01 on Saturday 8 August 2015. Pots must be pulled before midnight on Friday night 7 August 2015.

Please check with the following link for further details

http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/sea-fishing-aquaculture/sustainable-fisheries-management/Biotoxin-Fishery-Events

AMEC-consumer-labellingBoating Industry joins Garden Equipment industry to support National Clean Air Agenda

Environment Minister Greg Hunt addressed the BIAV Industry breakfast today, announcing his first Clean Air Champion, Gary Fooks.A key element of the Ministers National Clean Air Agenda, the Clean Air Champions will play a key role between Government, Industry and the Public.Gary is a founding member of AMEC and chairman of the Blue Sky Alliance– the body that links together the Outdoor Power Equipment Association and AMEC, working together toward the day we have emissions standards for non-road engines.

Australian Recreational Fishers Party

We are a wide ranging group of people who believe in sustainable fishing. We want our Recreational fishing to be there in years to come. We also want a strong and sustainable commercial fishing industry. We come from all parties and backgrounds, we are non aligned.

Most of all we want to be heard. We want our politicians to think long term. Our current big parties do not listen, so maybe they will listen now. We are setting up to "Protect the Future"

Inland Fisheries Service Report Anglers Alliance Meeting May 3 2015

Hot Topics Trout Weekend

TW15 will be held on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2015 from 10am – 3pm daily. At around 1pm on the Saturday Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff will be drawing the winner of the angling licence promotion Ford Ranger.

Tasmanian Aquaculture Regulator Failing – Leaked Salmon Company Emails Expose Problems

Environment Tasmania is calling on the Tasmanian Government to intervene and reduce farmed salmon numbers in Macquarie Harbour as leaked documents highlight impacts on the environment, fish health and salmon companies.
A leaked email from Huon Aquaculture and Petuna Seafoods CEO’s to Premier Will Hodgman and Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff acknowledges:
“We are very concerned about the waterway we rely on…
The reason why the Review was never completed is because the environment conditions in MH were deteriorating at such a rate it was decided to set up the MH DO (Dissolved Oxygen) Working Group to investigate what the problem was…

TROUT & SALMON PHOTO COMP LAUNCH

Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania with major sponsors Huon Aquaculture have launched a state-wide, national and international photographic competition to recognize and reward anglers for participation in their passion during the current 150th anniversary of trout in Tassie. “We see this competition as an fitting opportunity to bring the 150th year of trout fishing, includung angling memories of the past to a rewarding conclusion” Says TGALT promotions officer, Roger Butler

“Check out the albums, scan those old prints, take the camera or mobile with you next time – those freshwater fishing shots could reward you with something special. Up to $10,000 worth of cash and give-a-ways are in the prizes mix.” Butler added. 
A PDF Flyer is available here

Outboard emissions standards move a step closer

From Australia Marine Engine Council - towards sustainable boating http://www.marinecouncil.org.au

Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced today an Agreement between the state and federal ministers that will see emissions standards for outboards on the table by mid 2015. According to the Ministers’ announcement: “Governments will complete work by mid 2015 to develop emissions control measures for: non-road spark ignition engines and equipment.” (Non road spark ignition engines will include outboards petrol engines from lawn mowers to generators.)
“We welcome the business certainty that engine emissions standards are at last on a timetable” said AMEC Chair David Heyes. Congratulating the Minister he added, “Greg Hunt is providing direction and is keeping to his schedule.”

Life Jacket Awareness Day

The Life jacket Awareness day is fast approaching and will be held on Friday 27 February from 12 noon until around 2.30 pm at the Sullivans Cove public pontoon near T42/Fish Frenzy, Elizabeth Pier.
The day will give boat owners, crews, employers in the industry a better understanding of how lifejackets perform when wearing different types of clothing when entering the water.
If there is anyone who wants to actively participate as a ‘test subject’ in the demonstrations that has not already contacted MAST, please let me know. There will be the full support from Surf Life Saving Tasmania first aiders. Towels will be available for use by participants and showers are being arranged with Tasports.

Tasmanian Recreational Fishing Survey

The Wild Fisheries Management Branch and the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies have released the results of the 2012-13 Tasmanian Recreational Fishing Survey.
Over 3000 Tasmanian households were surveyed between November 2012 and October 2013 to see if they fish recreationally. 780 of these households, representing over 2000 persons then provided details of their fishing activities over a 12 month period.

Amongst the main findings of the survey:

Coasts for Comment - Celebrating Coasts and Stimulating Discussion
Wednesday 3 December

What and Who: An event to celebrate the efforts of coastal and marine conservation efforts and to raise awareness of critical issues

A range of speakers will present on topics including cooking foods from our coast, coastal climate change adaptation, Aboriginal connections to the coast, managing marine debris, balancing up aquaculture practices, and more. The event aims to challenge thinking, build knowledge, and inspire people to keep working together to care for our coastal and marine environments.

Angling Hall of Fame Inductions

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water - 22 November 2014

Since the first trout hatched in Tasmania 150 years ago our state has forged a reputation for being our country's premier trout fishing destination.
It is only fitting that we acknowledge and celebrate the fishers who have helped to achieve this world renowned reputation.
I congratulate all those who have helped shape Tasmania's trout fishery in this celebratory year, and pay a special tribute to Les Monson and Ian French who have been posthumously inducted into the Angling Hall of Fame.

feet-upTake it easy - you deserve it

Would you like to spend a day of relaxation, reading the latest copy of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News, enjoying a few fishing films, immersing yourself in some fantastic exhibits, extolling the history of fly fishing to others or if you are keen, tying a few flies with all material provide. The Australian Fly Fishing Museum is offering a lucky reader just that, volunteer for at least a day a month at our Clarendon site and receive these great incentives, plus a free AFFM T-shirt and commemorative badge.
Contact Brad Gawne, Volunteer Coordinator 0429668114

150 Years

The Inland Fisheries is celebrating 150 Years - read all about it here !

http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/celebrating-150-years

Watch an advert here

jock-brownieWhat's HOT in the trout fishery

Please find the attached PDF of the meeting held last Sunday, 9th of November 2014

Click Read More for a full size picture :)

 

 

IMAS - Deep reef ecosystems study

Please find attached a media release and further informatio that may be of interest, and centred on a deep reefs ecosystems study being funded by FRDC.
Best regards,
Craig

Media Release

2014 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

Media Release from UTAS

Catalyst (ABC) which is available on IVIEW until the 25/12/2014

Click Read More for pictures

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2013/14

The 2013/14 Carp Management Program Annual Report has now been completed and is available for public access at the link below. Find out the latest news on the 2013/14 season with the Carp Management Program and how the battle against carp in Lake Sorell is progressing. Read about the trials and development of new carp eradication techniques and what the season ahead is going to entail.

Please read the report here

Inland Fisheries Service Report for Anglers Alliance Meeting – 17 August 2014

An extensive report for all anglers from IFS to AAT.
Anglers are invited to contact Anglers Alliance Tasmania in regard to these and any other issues. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check Your Inflatable PFDs before EVERY trip

Do you have an Inflatable PFD?

  • 72% of Tasmanian boaters do.
  • MAST considers this equates to in excess of 80,000 jackets.
  • Last financial year only one in forty two were serviced by manufacturer’s accredited agents. 
  • Is it auto or manual inflate?
  • Does your crew know how to use a manual inflate PFD?     

Will yours work when required?

Recreational Boating Fund

Marine and Safety Tasmania announced the successful projects funded by the Recreational Boating Fund today.

 

 

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