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Presented from Issue 109, April 2014
An excerpt from Origins of the Tasmanian Trout JEAN WALKER, Honorary Historian to the Southern Tasmanian Licensed Anglers’ Association produced an accurate and concise account of the fascinating story of the first introduction of trout to Tasmania in 1988.

Tasmania’s Inland Fisheries Service has just republished the booklet to celebrate the sesquicentenary (150 years) since the first tiny trout hatched in the Southern Hemisphere. Here are a few snippets from the booklet Origins of the Tasmanian Trout. Contact IFS on 6261 8050 to find a stockist.

TASMANIA’S early settlers were disappointed by the lack of freshwater angling. The only fish native to the inland waters were Australian grayling, small galaxias and in some rivers blackfish. None offered anglers a challenge in fighting qualities.

Bringing trout from England, 12,000 miles away, s seemed an impossible dream. That the dream, became a reality with perseverance, despite failures and setbacks, in 1864.

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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 -

Eddystone Point 12/6/12

I am passing on a report from Danny Jacobs who fished out of Eddystone point on the weekend with Josh Hammersley and his daughter Chloe on the boat Hammerhead.
Also fishing with them was Shaun and crew aboard Master Baiter and Jason and his crew aboard Predator.


We had an early start with Master Baiter & Predator being on the water by 4am and Hammerhead at 7am, water at ramp so low that the boys had to wade boat out to deeper water, they then ventured 40kms to the fishing grounds catching plenty of striped trumpeter, gummy shark, wobbegong shark, morwong, millions of red gurnard and a red snapper, very similar to the nannygai, they had a ball.
Apparently Joshes daughter Chloe was a real gun of a deckhand, doing a great job, Danny was also impressed with a rod and reel that he was trying out which was a Kor 24/37kg rod and Banax 6000 reel which did a fantastic job on the stripies, they arrived back at the ramp on dark, so they certainly had a big day on the water and all had a fantastic days fishing.



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