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Chasing Autumn Trout - April - May

by Chris Bassano
With one month of the regular ‘brown trout season’ remaining, good fishing is anything but over. There are a large number of productive fishing options left and in some instances, it may be the best you have had.
At this time of year brown trout begin to think about spawning. For lake fish this means ‘running’ up inflowing rivers to pair up and let loose. The trigger for this hysteria is rain and the subsequent fresh water. Whenever rain falls in quantities great enough to influence the flow of water into a lake at this time of year, trout sense that it is time for their annual pilgrimage and begin their long vidule. They begin to change colour, becoming darker and more vivid in colouration while congregating in large numbers.
By the end of March this year, more than three hundred fish were already in the fish traps in the Liawenee Canal and at the end of March a further 500 ran over the course of two days. This was a direct result of the rain that fell at this time. Although most fish move into the rivers at night, they mill around for some time in the bays into which these rivers flow before entering the mouth. This has huge ramifications for the fisherman. Some lakes and places within these lakes are more productive than others. Here are some of my favorite spots to visit in April.
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batteriesChoosing batteries for your boat

These days it seems the internet is the first place most people refer to for information and advice on just about every product or service imaginable.
Unfortunately the easy access to posting information and opinion brings with it an increasing amount of misinformation, and sometimes just plain wrong advice from every keyboard expert in the land.

tonic-eyeThe new Tonic Eyewear YouRanium

Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, is proud to announce the release of the new YouRanium style.
Developed with Brendan Wing of YouFishTV and named by the YouFishTV fan base, the YouRanium features a custom designed adjustable nose bridge that is fully integrated into the frame. While the frame is a standard fit, the adjustable nose bridge can be used to suit people with broken, low or wide nose bridges.

New 12 Volt SMD Flounder light test promotional You Tube clip

Link below to You tube promotional clip
Dear Valued Customer,
We have pleasure advising that we have fully tested our new 12 Volt SMD-LED Flounder/Prawn Light and we can now confidently say it is a performer.
It is actually around twice as bright as our bestselling C Size battery model.

Berkley Promotions

Please find attached flyers and press releases.

Press Release  Poster
Bucket List Bucket List 
Ultimate  Ultimate 

platinum-braidPlatypus Platinum “Plus”; Quality Australian made braid thinner and stronger

After two years feedback and continuous research, Platypus has remastered their popular Platinum Braid, to produce a stronger thinner Braid whilst still retaining the softness of the original best-selling line. By employing a unique braiding process we are able to pack the PE fibres+ closer together decreasing diameter and enhancing the strength by up to 25%. When consulting with anglers one of the most important properties is softness, this increases handleability of the braid enabling smoother, more trouble-free casts.

sufix-super-21Rapala Sufix Super 21

Please see attached the press release for the newly landed Sufix Super 21 – available in stores now.
Read the Press Release here

Aidan Lewis
Marketing Executive
Rapala VMC Australia Pty. Ltd.

Starlo chooses MotorGuide Xi5

Renowned fishing writer and TV presenter Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling has chosen MotorGuide for all his electric motor needs.
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CJ Marine 8 Legana Park Dr, Legana TAS 7277
(03) 6330 2277

Channel Marine
10 Gemalla Rd, Margate TAS 7054
(03) 6267 1456

Coastal Marine Drive Day in Hobart

Please read this flyer for further information.

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yep-aYep Tassie Tackle - The Lure Of Tasmania's status.

Trev and I had a nice trip to little lake on Sunday caught fish on hard body lures , the fish are a lot bigger than the last couple of seasons in my opinion cant wait to get up there in the summer


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Barnacle encrusted Mercury Outboard starts

A barnacle encrusted Mercury outboard recovered some 200 nautical miles off Dampier in Western Australia, started after spending months underwater. Marine Engineer Matt Giles was working on the Offshore Support Vessel “Far Shogun” when an upturned tinnie was spotted in the water. “It was a 3.2m Stacer and going by the barnacles and other marine growth on the hull it looked as if it (and the engine) had been underwater for a few months at least,” he said.

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