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Sea runners - Early Season Excitement - Christopher Bassano

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.

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Wave Charts on MetEye

The Bureau of Meteorology has released new wave charts on its MetEye system.
Read about them here http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/844/on-a-roll-meteye-adds-new-swell-maps-and-wave-forecasts-to-skippers-planning-toolbox/
Visit MetEye here http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ and select waves from the left hand menu.

Junior Anglers Day

Anglers Alliance Tasmania is co-ordinating a free State wide junior angling day on 11 October 2015. The day will feature a number of locations across the state being stocked with trout by the Inland Fisheries Service for juniors 17 years of age and under to experience the good chance of catching a wily trout. This day will also be a great opportunity for children who are interested in fishing but don’t necessarily come from a fishing family, to come along and receive some guidance from experienced anglers on how they might approach trout fishing. Bait and some fishing gear will be provided along with giveaways and soft drinks. All parents need to do is to bring the kids along between 10am and 3pm to one of the following venues:-

Gillnetting in Tasmania has caused impacts on species

Research has shown gillnetting in Tasmania has caused impacts on species.

Read the report here

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AAT-CamerasAnglers Alliance Tasmania Webcams

See the weather conditions at ten fishing locations on one page.
Anglers Alliance Tasmania now has ten cameras operating around Tasmania. You can check them out at anglersalliance.org.au and go to individual webcam pages or see them all on one screen. Run your mouse across each image to see a timeline for the day from sunrise to current time.
Just recently there were deer grazing at Penstock Lagoon in front of the camera.
http://anglersalliance.org.au/tasmanian-lakes-rivers-webcams/

Anglers Alliance Tasmania - Working for your trout fishery

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…

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