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Presented from Issue 99
Peter Broomhall’s tips for trout season opening day success on a few of my favourite fisheries

For Tasmanian trout anglers the first Saturday in August is the culmination of a gradual build up in anticipation that started a few weeks beforehand. During this time rods have been checked, reels oiled, lines renewed, leaders retied, hooks sharpened, waders checked for leaks and tackle and fly boxes restocked. In some extreme cases this has been repeated many times over...Read more ...

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 -

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New awesome Bar Crusher 760HT

For the Ride of your Life check out the awesome, wave taming, comfort, style and performance of the new Bar Crusher 760HT 

Bar Crusher's new 760HT (Hard Top) is designed and built for one purpose - long-range offshore sportfishing!

At a massive 8.00m LOA, beam 2.47m, with an engine rating up to 300hp and a standard 300L or optional 500L fuel capacity, the 760HT has the ocean-going capability of a flybridge gameboat with the manoeuvrability and versatility offered only by trailerable vessels.

Constructed from pre-stressed 5mm (bottom sides) and 4mm (top sides) marine grade plate aluminium, Bar Crusher's super-tough new flagship model - with its high-tech Waveslicerâ„¢ non-pounding, deep-V hull, and maximum-strength Rigideckâ„¢ sub-floor system - will get you to the fishing grounds in comfort and practical style. Superior stability at rest is assured thanks to Bar Crusher's QuickFlowâ„¢ water ballast technology.

The 760HT's toughened safety glass windscreen and all-weather hard top allows full standing room and an unobstructed 360° view from the helm, while comfortable skipper and passenger seating, full-length 2.1m bunks (with infill cushions for full V-berth), 65L Stainless fridge, plumbed sink, food preparation area and optional gas burner stove facility make this the ultimate trailerable sportfisher for extended offshore adventures.

The functional cockpit is ready for serious action - self-draining deck with scuppers, step-through transom, marlin board with berley bucket, rod holders, plumbed livebait tank, in-floor fish storage tank and large-volume storage pockets which will easily accommodate tagpoles, gaffs and other essential equipment. Rocket launcher, hydraulic steering, dual battery system and Hella low-voltage coaming lights are also fitted as standard.

Bar Crusher's impressive options list for the 760HT includes deck wash, overhead Hella lighting, Stress Free anchor winch, Sarca anchor, Porta Potti (dealer-fitted under bunk) and more.

Packaged on a tandem Easytow breakaway trailer, approximate tow weight is 2500kg. Indicative pricing, depending on freight, engine and other options is $110,000 to $120,000.


Coastal Marine

Bass Highway, Somerset, BurnieTAS 7320

Phone: 64 352 200

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