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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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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

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