by Sarah Graham
Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.
LIMITED STOCK It’s BACK ! - Rapala’s “Spotted Dog” was first made famous in the mid-to-late 80’s by Rapala’s Head of International Export, Erkki Norell, as a superb trout & native freshwater lure colouration; however due the complexity of this pattern, supply was limited and as a result it was common to see avid anglers painting their own Rapala lures, Spotted-Dog-style.
Fishing Tasmania is the ultimate Tasmanian fishing guide! It is a quality magazine that comes wrapped with a FREE informative DVD titled "How to catch Bream on lures', plus a FREE Fishing Tasmania sticker.
It retails for $10.95 and is available in newsagents throughout Australia and selected fishing tackle stores in Tasmania.
The purpose of the magazine is to attract increased participation in fishing in Tasmania for the future sustainability of the fishery. Fisheries management is funded primarily through angling license sales, so the more people that buy licenses and fishing gear, the better it is for all. We encourage you to seek out a copy of Fishing Tasmania Annual and show your support by displaying the free sticker on your car or boat.
Win your own ‘over the top’ adventure
Supporting the Honda Over the Top Expedition to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer, the Best of the Kimberley Raffle offers you the chance to experience the very finest of Western Australia’s majestic Kimberley region.
Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the expedition at selected Honda dealerships in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, as well as from Cancer Council offices.
There’s more than $49,000 worth of prizes to be won, with money raised going to Cancer Council Australia. Tickets are $5 each.
The Honda Over The Top Expedition is in final preparations ahead of their Australian-first attempt to travel more than 9500km around Australia's coastline in a "rubber ducky" to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS FLY FISHING SKILLS SEMINAR
WHEN: Saturday 23 July 2011 from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
WHERE: Launceston Preparatory School,
Rear of 117-119 Elphin Road, Launceston
Please download the attached PDF FFA Seminar 23 July 2011
Dear Fly Fishing Friends,
In this issue:
1. Fly Casting School - dates for winter
2. Fly Fishing Products – bargain times with high dollar
3. The Season Past - highlights
4. Next Season – new and exciting changes
Simply show us where you have stuck a Rapala sticker!.. Or any other group brand (Okuma, Storm, VMC, Williamson, Silstar, Sufix, BlueFox, SLAM, Stimulate, Marttiini, TufLine, Rublex, Trigger X, Pakula).
by Mike Stevens
I entered the Pirtek Challenge 10 April. It has been running for three years now in support of Prostate Cancer Research. The email to see what species were up for the year is usually posted at 6pm the night before, but this year it was 7pm before we could see what they were.
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Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Stephen Smith and I have been managing the website tasfish.com since May 2009.
It has been an epic journey of learning and discovery and I am indebted to Mike Stevens for his help, support and patience.
I am developing a new venture Rubicon Web and Technology Training ( www.rwtt.com.au ). The focus is two part, to develop websites for individuals and small business and to train people to effectively use technology in their everyday lives.
Please contact me via www.rwtt.com.au/contact-me/ for further information - Stephen Smith.
Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...