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Tas Maritime Radio (TMR) has now commissioned a new multi channel marine VHF base station to provide safety coverage to the highland lakes area. It will provide a 24/7 safety listening watch on VHF Channel 16 , the distress and calling channel, and from January 1st, will be used to transmit a daily weather sked for the area at 0830 hours after an initial announcement on CH16. The predicted coverage of the base will be Great Lake, Arthur’s Lake, Lake Echo, Lake Sorell, Lake Crescent, Penstock Lagoon, Woods Lake, Lagoon of Islands and Little Pine Lagoon – and probably more.

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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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