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Jigging has been around since the year dot. South Pacific islanders have been using turtle and seashell jigs and hooks for centuries and still continue that tradition in some places.
We are a little more sophisticated in this country; or we would like to think we are. In any case, we have at our disposal a wide array of lures and gear to fish with jigs that is either made specifically or adapted for this style of angling.

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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 -

Honda Over The Top Expedition

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.

Honda Over The Top Expedition

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.

Learn from Australia's Champion fly fishers

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


Learn from Tasmanian members of the Australian World Team bound for Italy including:
Joe Riley on European nymphing techniques,
Jonathon Stagg on strategies for rivers,
Craig Carey and Ian Donnachy on preparation for competitions, plus lake fishing techniques and tactics.

Peter Hayes 2010–2011 Season News

Dear Fly Fishing Friends,
In this issue:

1. Fly Casting School - dates for winter
Fly Fishing Products – bargain times with high dollar
The Season Past - highlights
Next Season – new and exciting changes

Win a Giant Rapala Lure

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).

Pirtek Fishing Challenge-Report and Results

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.

Pirtek Challenge

You can win this boat by entering the Pirtek Challenge. Click here for more details

The 2011 Pirtek Fishing Challenge is open and taking registrations!

The Challenge will take place on Sunday, 10 April and registration is $20.  Every competitor will receive a brag mat and limited edition cap.   Once again 100% of the entry fee will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Click here for the Poster
Click here for the Media Release

Okuma/Rapala Summer Prize Giveaway

Rapala Australia would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very fishy New Year. Thank you for your continued support toward Rapala & all associated brands for 2010. May your rods be bent and lines kept tight these holidays.

Okuma/Rapala Summer Prize Giveaway

Visit Review, in the left Main Menu for the full article or click here

Rapala Australia would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very fishy New Year. Thank you for your continued support toward Rapala & all associated brands for 2010. May your rods be bent and lines kept tight these holidays.

Okuma/Rapala Summer Prize Giveaway!

For your chance to win an Okuma Trio rod & reel combo with a spool of Sufix 832 superline valued at $339.95 RRP, simply email a photo of your best “Rapala caught” fish to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name & address to be in the running, you can enter as many times as you wish. Final entries by 5pm AEST, 22/12/2010.

30 random entries will receive a FREE Rapala Clackin’ Minnow in a random colour, valued at $29.95. Be one of the first to try this innovative new lure, due for release mid January, 2011. Details on the Rapala Clackin’ Minnow are below.

RiverFly Tasmania Blog

This is from
It’s mayfly time..
October 14th, 2010 by Daniel Hackett

The mayfly season has started with small hatches on the Macquarie, South Esk and North Esk rivers…

COASTAL MARINE - Bar Crusher Drive Day - Hobart

Check out Trailer Boat Magazine's Winner of "Australia's Greatest Alloy Production Boat 2010 at Lindisfarne 16-17 October. As well as the 760HT there will be a range of other Bar Crushers to try. You can call Anthony on 0418 589 910 or just turn up at the Lindisfarne Motor Yacht Club.


On Water Demonstration Days
Come and experience the on water performance, and feel the SURTEES difference!
Ulverstone Oct 16th - Ulverstone Boat Ramp
Call Deegan Marine 64252238 to book your demo ride NOW!!!
Deegan Marine - We take Tasmania boating.

Rock out with Haines Hunter

Haines Hunter has formed an alliance with audio brand Rockford Fosgate, with the stereo systems now standard equipment in R-Series Limited models and offered as factory-fitted options in all other boats.

RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010

Recharge this winter as RISE - Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010, the world's largest fishing film festival, hits theatres on the Australian leg of its 2010 worldwide tour. Throughout July and August, cinema audiences will be electrified by a selection of fly fishing films presented in crystal-clear high definition on the big screen. Exotic destinations, epic adventure, big fish and award-winning cinematography explode from the screen as this live event spectacular wheels its way across the country. Check out for all tour information, videos, photos and more.

Suzuki Revamps Service School

12th April 2010
Suzuki Marine recently launched its newly refreshed service school, now located at The Haines Group’s recently refurbished state of the art facility in Wacol, Brisbane. The two-day workshop operates 25 times a year, and offers dealership technicians the opportunity to train and become up-to-date on new products and technical advances introduced by Suzuki.


Pure Fishing Australia – New product 2010

Designed as an entry level combo range that offers a range of sizes to suit most common fishing situations. The Vigilante series provides occasional fisho’s with a balanced, reliable outfit, spooled with line and ready to go fishing. The 6 model range covers light spin for estuary and freshwater through to beach and boat models.

Suzuki's Fuel-Efficient, High Performance, New Generation DF40A/DF50A

15th February 2010
Suzuki today announced the launch of two new fuel-efficient and high performance four stroke outboard motors – the new generation DF40A and DF50A.





‘One-off’ Bar Crusher turning heads

Bar Crusher Boats recently teamed up with Navico Australia’s Dave Silva to develop the first 560XS Tournament model. 

Designed around Dave’s passion for tournament barra fishing in the Top End, this custom model has taken Bar Crusher’s popular ‘crossover’ concept to another level. 

Built on the heavy-duty plate aluminium 6.10m (LOA) 560 hull, Bar Crusher’s high-tech Waveslicer™ non-pounding, deep-V hull design is perfect for handling the often messy conditions, created through large tidal movement and wind, encountered along the Top End’s river systems and open coastline. The boat’s expertly-engineered Rigideck™ sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength, while Bar Crusher's exclusive Quickflow™ water ballast technology turns the boat into an amazingly stable casting platform at rest.




Magnum Tropic

When Scientific Anglers released their Sharkskin Magnum Taper fly line in 2008, it immediately found a niche among fly fishers seeking a line that could excel in windy conditions, turn over wind resistance flies and deliver heavy strike-indicator nymph rigs.

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