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Early Prospects for 2009-10 Trout Fishing Season

Greg French
Since the big wet of 1996-97 Tasmania, like the rest of south-eastern Australia, has suffered from a severe lack of rain. The Midlands, East Coast and eastern fringes of the Central Plateau have been especially hard hit in the last three years, with disastrous consequences for high-profile trout fisheries like Tooms Lake, Craigbourne Dam and the Coal River. Whether this can be attributed to normal drought cycles is moot: the trend to generally drier conditions has been evident since at least the mid-1980s and may well be the result of irreversible climate change.

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Alvey Reels - Auto Retract Cord Holder

Your fishing time is precious! Now you can catch more fish by using an ‘Auto-retract’ cord holder and eliminate the annoying tangles of cord on the deck of your boat  when using lure retrievers.
The auto retract cord holder stores your lure retriever cord neatly and safely and keeps your boat deck free of loose coils, thereby avoiding tangles or tripping over cord.

To use the cord retriever, attach your lure recovery device to the end of the cord. To deploy the cord and recovery device to free the snagged lure release the cord by pressing the large black button. When lure is captured pull on the cord to release your lure, then wind your lure and retriever up with your reel, the auto retract holder will retrieve the cord leaving your deck free of obstacles. Stainless steel spring for long life.   Handy clip to use retriever hands free. 7.5 meters of 40 kg cord.

Can also be used as a cord system for light Kayak Anchors.           Suitable for salt and freshwater use.

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