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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

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.

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Kids Stuff  - knots

by Michael Bok

In fishing one of the most important things that you can learn is to tie a good knot.

Understanding your environment - Tasmanian birds of prey

by Mike Stevens

It is important that we enjoy and appreciate the environment around us when we go fishing. Parks and Wildlife Service have a wealth of information on our wonderful flora and fauna. This is the first in a series of Parks and Wildlife Service on what you may encounter as you spend your day sharing nature with others.

Kids Stuff - How fish work

by Michael Bok

Think of a fish as a boat with oars on each side and a motor at the back. For this article I thought we would have a quick look at what is the most important thing in fishing - the fish itself.

Catch in the Kitchen

by Michael Bok

With winter approaching - rather too quickly, the following is a hearty, tasty recipe that can be made with most salt water fish.

This is a variation of one produced by "Two Fat Ladies", a current ABC program

Understanding tides

Taking the time to study tides, the moon and the effects that they have on fishing can have a profound effect on your fishing. Particular fish like certain tides and feed more consistently during certain phases of the moon. The following may help you to understand these foibles of the tide.

Sea sickness and how to avoid it

by Danny Sims

A thin bead of sweat breaks out on your forehead. You start to feel hot and flushed. A sinking, churning feeling begins to take over your stomach.

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