Well it was lovely and sunny with very little breeze when I left Sheffield at 12.30pm for a session back to the same creek that I fished a couple of days ago. Once there the cloud had moved in and there was a stiff breeze blowing making it quite cool. The water level had dropped by some 5-6 inches too, but it's temperature hadn't. It was icy cold, same as two days ago. Today I'm testing a couple of new hard body lures for a small tackle company. These are a small 5 cm floating hard body lure in a rainbow & a brown trout pattern.Read more ...
|Scallop Season Opens|
The 2014 recreational scallop season opens from this Saturday, 12 April and runs until July 31. The D'Entrecasteaux Channel remains closed to protect scallop stocks, so you cannot take or possess scallops in this area or transit through it with scallops on board your boat. Reports last year indicated that scallop divers were most active on the East Coast from Coles Bay to Marion Bay.
Marine Discovery Weekend
I thought you might like to know about our Marine Discovery Weekends coming up - this weekend in St Helens!
We're working with local councils and businesses to put these activities on at really inexpensive prices, to help people explore our amazing marine life and have fun on the coast. More info and tickets are at www.marinediscover.com
Check out the poster below and please pass it on to anyone who might be interested.
Below are the latest stories from the IFS website (since 22 January 2013) from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Fisheries Compliance - Australia Day Long Weekend
MAST Flare Nights
Mast has been busy around the boat ramps over summer as well as doing Flare & Safety nights around the state. Recently we have been to Wynyard and last night, Wednesday 26 February, we were at Montrose Bay Yacht Club where 54 turned out in better conditions than the last time we were there.
Next Wednesday night, the 5th of March, we will be at Tamar Yacht Club where we hope to see a big crowd. The best so far this summer has been 124 at Kettering Yacht Club in December. Last year MAST ran 38 flare demonstrations around the state.
Amateur fishers reminded to give dolphins a chance
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Recreational fishers have been reminded to check their nets regularly for bycatch after a grisly find at Eaglehawk Neck earlier this week. A young dolphin with its tail severed and other injuries that appeared consistent with net entanglement was discovered on the Tessellated Pavement and reported to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
DPIPWE wildlife biologist Rachael Alderman said fishers need to be aware of the potential for marine mammals and seabirds to become entangled in unattended nets.
Australian Fly Fishing Museum
Ever thought of giving something back to the community? Yes I am talking about volunteering.
The Australian Fly Fishing Museum needs volunteers for the Clarendon site - just out of Evandale in Northern Tasmania.
It is a pretty easy job and a knowledge of fishing or fly fishing is not a requirement. Training is provided. If you do have an interest in fly fishing all the better.
Latest stories from the IFS website (since December 2013)
They are listed from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Ricegrass is an invasive species which colonises mudflats and estuaries. It clogs up channels, and destroys habitat for wader birds and breeding grounds for fish such as flat-head and flounder.
Latest stories from the IFS website since November 2013, from oldest to latest.
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Inland Fisheries Service has assisted Parks and Wildlife Service to install new reserve signage at Little Pine Lagoon. The signs are in the new Parks blue and white colour palette and replace the ...
Latest from the IFS
Below are the latest stories from the IFS website (since September 2013) from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
An upgrade to Austins Ferry boat ramp -The popular,well used boat ramp at Austins Ferry has recently received a significant upgrade. The new pontoon was jointly funded by MAST and Glenorchy City Council at a total cost $102,000...
East Coast Toxic Algal Bloom Update
Levels of the toxic algal species Alexandrium tamarense have been increasing in several locations on the East Coast since early August.
Annual Tasmanian Carp Management Program Report 2013
Please find below the Annual Tasmanian Carp Management Program Report for 2013.
News from the Recreational Fisheries Section of DPIPWE.
Rock Lobster Season - November Open Dates
Is a saltwater rod licence on its way?
An assessment of Licensing Arrangements for Tasmania's Marine Recreational Fisheries
The report has been completed by an independent consultant under a Fishwise Community Grant project. Although the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee had supported this project proposal and the Department commissioned the project, at this stage there are no changes proposed for recreational sea licenses in Tasmania. The report does not make any recommendations. The report may be further contemplated when considering the challenges faced with declining recreational license and Fishwise revenues.
Below are the latest stories from the IFS website (since 17 June 2013). Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Lake Leake stocked with adult rainbow trout in preparation for the new season
Stories from the IFS website (since 4 June 2013).
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In advance of a major outage at the Paloona Power station Lake Barrington will be draw down to its normal minimum operating level of 116.59 m; this is 5.33 m below the full supply level of the lake. ...
Boatwise IPhone App
Trout weekend at Liawenee
We love Liawenee and hope to see you there. This year we have custom tasfish.com beanies and floating fillet knives as a special deal. So we hope it is really cold and blowing. You will also be able to check out the 4.45 metre Haines Hunter we have been rebuilding. I have done a bit, Penguin Composites have done a lot and it is looking really cool. See you 18 - 19 May 10-4pm at Liawenee.
MaST boating forums May 2013
Paloona is the one I would really like to see happen. There is no public access at the moment, and the water is actually for boating. It would take fishing pressure and conflict with skiers away from Barrington, which is the next water up in this scheme.
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