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Flinders Island

For those of you that have never fished Flinders Island, do yourselves a favour! Take John Orchard's advice and DO IT.
For an island that only takes an hour to drive from one end to the other, it is packed with some of the best recreational fishing to be found in Tasmania.

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A Work Out for a New Rod

A couple of days ago I went and purchased a new rod for spinning, a 1 to 3 kg starlo stix from Bridges Brothers.

I thought I might give it a whirl so I headed down to the Huon River about a kilometre down from Jubury Park.

I started spinning with a 3 inch Berkley minnow grub in pumpkinseed hoping to hook up on a 1 or 2 pound brownie but I got something a little bigger!
I was casting into the calm below the rapids, on my third cast something struck! My drag started screaming and my rod bent in half.
I followed it down the rapids and into a eddy and played with it for another 20 minutes and then with a little struggle landed it.
It was a 2.5 kg atlantic salmon. I headed back to the spot and on the sixth cast another screaming drag and arching rod, this one took a little longer to land but it was 3.8 kg.
That was write a work out for my new rod and me and I was very impressed with how it handled. The hook fared worst but still landed the fish.

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