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Slow down and give the Winter trout waters a try

Leroy Tirant gets beaten by his son and learns a Winter lesson.
There have been many articles over time about fishing in winter. I love targeting Tasmania's fish rich lakes on clear crisp winter days, perhaps almost romanticising it, because it's quite easy once home and warm to forget how really cold it was-and how hard it was to finally find feeding fish. These can be swimming lethargically in 30 feet of water.
Most of my fishing is done from a boat, but occasionally and it seems only in winter, my young bloke and I will wander around the shoreline, mainly for his sake more than mine because he loves discovering things. At five years of age he competently fishes on his own with little instruction from his dad. As with most youngsters though he can become annoyed if he thinks I'm taking over.
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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

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

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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.

 

 

Low Head Boat Ramp Upgrade - Delayed Reopening

Unfortunately yet another delay with reopening the ramp – now next Friday (27 June)! The dive crew the Contractors had booked to do the underwater work withdrew at the last minute. Fortunately they were able to get a replacement crew onsite on Wednesday and the dive work was finished yesterday. Just couple of things to finish off now and we should be ok to reopen next week.

Media release - AMEC (Australian Marine Engine Council)

The attached media release - released by the AMEC (Australian Marine Engine Council) yesterday - is extremely important for all in our industry. It details an update from Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, which takes Australia a step closer to adopting Emissions Standards for outboard engines. Such regulations will mean no further import of high emission outboards.  This media release includes details of industry and AMEC contacts for further comment, as well as a link to the relevant page on the Minister's website.

Easter Fishing News

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.

Cheers,
Bec
Marine Coordinator 
Environment Tasmania 

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
Over the Australia Day Long Weekend Inland Fisheries Officers patrolled many inland waters across the State. The objectives of the patrols were to ensure recreational angler compliance under the ...

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.

Anglers Alliance Report

Click here to read the report Anglers Alliance Report

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.

Carp Report 2013

Please find below the quarterly Tasmanian carp report for the end of 2013.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Chris Wisniewski

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.

Circular Head Landcare Group: important notes for fishermen – Ricegrass program 2014

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.

Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Little Pine Lagoon Lakeside Reserve upgrade

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.
How does this affect recreational fishers?
At this stage, there are no changes to the recreational fishery.

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