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.
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.
Click above for current issue content. The current issue of TFBN is extensive and topical. In Tackle Stores, Newsagents and by subscription.
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Here is a list of all of the Article Categories. The number in Brackets, eg (13) is the number of articles. Click on Derwent River and all articles relating to the Derwent will be displayed in the central area.
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.
During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.Read more ...