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Sea runners - Early Season Excitement - Christopher Bassano

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.

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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.

 

Suzuki

 

 

‘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.

 


 

Scientific Anglers SHARKSKIN MAGNUM TROPIC TAPER


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.

SHIMANO Twin power SW reel


Twin Power

Born of the same engineering pedigree as the world's number one threadline - Stella, the TwinPower SW carves its own niche amongst the range of ultra-high performance reels that Shimano has become renowned for.

Williamson's NEW Live Ballyhoo Hybrid, now available!


Bally Hood

Buying a boat - Don't have a barbeque

Hadley Deegan has been boating for virtually all of his (almost 40) years. From a toddler to taking over the Family Business (Deegan Marine) Hadley has spent thousands of hours in boats. From fishing and racing to selling boats he has done it all. So TFBN thought who better to ask about advice on buying a boat than Hadley.
Whilst this is skewed a little in regard to new boats it applies equally to used boats.

Deegan Marine Launches New Website

Hadley Deegan, dealer principal at Deegan Marine recently announced the upgrade of their new website.

'This will allow us to keep boaters completely up to date with the latest developments and all the boats we have available.'

'We have a huge range of boats and boaters can sit in the comfort of their home and peruse new and used boats. This is something we have been working on for a long time and it will be a work in progress" Hadley explained. "Our slogan We Take Tasmania Boating is testament to the wide range of boats and services we offer."

Check out www.deeganmarine.com.au  

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 

Squidgies in Tasmania

by Steve Starling

During the first half of November, 2002, I was lucky enough to spend eight days touring Tasmania with my good mates and fellow angling communicators, Kaj "Bushy" Busch and Ian "Barra" Miller, as well as Shimano Australia's Managing Director, Mark Mikkelsen, and local Shimano sales rep', Paul Ellis. The purpose of our visit was to promote the Blue Fox Squidgy range of soft plastic lures and accessories that Bushy, Ian and I have designed for the Rapala/VMC Corporation (distributed here in Australia by the good folks at Shimano) and to generally raise soft plastic awareness and skill levels in the Apple Isle.

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