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Meet the Flatheads

How many Flathead are caught in Tassie? Flathead are the most commonly caught recreational species in Tasmania, accounting for almost two-thirds of all fish caught. Over 1.8 million flathead were caught by Tasmanian recreational fishers between December 2007 and November 2008. 1.07 million of these flathead were kept and 745 000 (around 40%) were released, showing an increasing trend toward fishers doing the right thing by releasing undersize fish.
Interesting Flattie Facts

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

MetEye – Bureau stakeholder user trial – we need you!

Later this year the Bureau of Meteorology will release its new forecast viewer, called Meteye. But before we do we’d appreciate it if you and your friends or colleagues would trial it and give us your feedback.

Simply go to: and enter

Username = meteye

Password = experimental

Your feedback will help us finalise the webpages for general release in the coming months.

View the PDF here

New features

Feedback from the first trial late last year was very helpful and since then we’ve added some features and upgraded the Map display and Text Views. MetEye can be driven by point and click using a mouse, but we would also like you to use MetEye’s other features on a daily basis, specifically:

·        The search functions (using postcode or location name) to find a forecast for different locations around Australia.

·        The Text View option for displaying a weather forecast for any location

·        The ‘Display 3 hourly forecast’ option within the Text View which show values for the next 7 days
(available everywhere except Queensland and the Northern Territory)

Further background is described in the MetEye brochure (attached).

Providing feedback to the Bureau

Please send your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via the feedback icon on MetEye.

We look forward to hearing from you, and encourage you to share the link with your friends or colleagues.

Malcolm Riley

Media and Community Relations Manager

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania and Antarctic Region

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