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Tails of a Tasmanian Angler

by Neil Robson

To most anglers Neil Robson is best known for Tasmanian Angler a book both Neil and David Scholes shared the authorship of. It is one of the more expensive and sought secondhand angling books, often bringing $450.

Woods Lake a mecca for early season anglers

Woods Lake continues to be one of the most exciting trout fisheries in Tasmania. Catch rates are high with many anglers taking limit bags of five fish. It should be noted regulations are quite specific to Woods Lake. A 5 fish bag limit applies for Woods Lake, with a minimum length of 300 mm and only two fish exceeding 600 mm.

Soft plastic lures - great value and great fish catchers

by Andrew Hart

For many years soft, plastic lures have been available to the fishing public. These lures have never had any real variety or shape and the only fish they have had any success on in Tasmania is the ubiquitous Flathead.

First aid - be prepared

by Danny Simms

Lifejackets, flares, radios; fairly common equipment on board your modern and not so modern fishing craft. All very worthy and necessary safety equipment to assist in emergency situations. What about the humble first aid kit? Too often forgotten or at best, sadly neglected.

Choose the right rod for better results

by Steven Bax

People are not getting the most out of their fishing, because the rods that they are using are too old and lacking the technology that can be had in today's rods.

Tackle tips for winter

by Ron McBain

With the trout season over, most anglers pack their gear up, leave it in the corner and look forward to the next season - in august. It is during this time (now) that it is essential to check your gear.

Guided fishing can be the difference between a fishy day or a fishless day

by Michael Bok

Reading the last couple of issues of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News made me wonder what I would do that would help me catch a Snapper.

Understanding tides

Taking the time to study tides, the moon and the effects that they have on fishing can have a profound effect on your fishing. Particular fish like certain tides and feed more consistently during certain phases of the moon. The following may help you to understand these foibles of the tide.

Small stream, small fish, hard work and great memories

by Russell Gray

The late February weather was forecast to be warm and settled. There had been little rain for the fortnight so a trip to a trout stream seemed a good idea.

Keep it small and keep it simple

Getting started with Andrew Hart

When my Natural Science teacher asked me for six sizable fish for an upcoming lesson, I replied very confidently, "No worries!" Thinking that this would be an easy task, I headed down to the Tamar to my favourite Mullet spot, where previously I'd had plenty of success.

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