GFCNT-infonight-headGame Fishing Info Night

Mersey Yacht Club
Wednesday 26th November from 6.30pm
Great lucky door prizes

The Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania would like invite you to our very first information night of the year.
We are hosting this event for our members and members of the public who are interested in learning a few tips on Mako shark fishing, sounder and GPS basics, tag and release techniques, general game fishing information and more.

22kg Albacore

Rocky Carosi and Sarina with a 22kg albacore caught today, Tuesday 22 July, on Pulfers Reef of Scamander. Several others were caught and southern bluefin tuna as well.
Awesome gamefishing still off the east coast - at the end of July. Rocky reckons it is the best fishing of the year - and look at the weather.

Broadbill Swordfish

Tasmania has taken centre stage this month within game fishing circles nationally. You won’t see that often in a lifetime of fishing. Sure we are world renowned for our bluefin fishery and close proximity to the grounds, but what has excited the nation’s anglers is Tasmania’s recent broadbill swordfish action.
 
Overnight my aunt Fanny......
Leo Millar and his devoted crew have been putting considerable man hours both on and off the water in working out this species in Tasmania. It has long been the feeling of a number of Tasmania’s top anglers that good numbers of broadbill swordfish (xiphias gladius) are off our magical shores. The incidental by-catch from recreational long liners and a few captures on electric reels has suggested as such. 

Striped Marlin

Striped marlin caught, tagged and released 11 March on Professional Charters boat Saltshaker with Rocky Carosi.

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Broadbill caught off east coast by Paul Digney.

Broadbill Sword Fish caught at Bicheno 02/03/14 on a drop line while fishing for Blue eye Trevalla
 
3.7 mtrs long, estimated between 280/300kg 

Game Fishing Round Up

Bluewater - people have been taking advantage of good weather to target striped trumpeter. Those finding good ground holding large numbers of fish have been getting there bag in short time.
Bluefin have been slow since a promising first start. Mark Lagerwooski who skippers the vessel Risky Rider put his crew on to a nice 80kg Bluefin with the rod work being handled by Rudy Zarzoff.

Eaglehawk Neck Tuna Report 17/6/2012

From Craig Shipton
Here is a couple of photos from our trip to Eaglehawk Neck
Click here to see the pictures

Tuna Report

Here is a picture from our Tuna trip on the Runadu 2 at Tasman Island on the 29th of May 2011, landed 11 Southern Bluefin Tuna in 6 hours, tagged and released, all about the 20-25kg range.
Adrian Morrisby (in the Stormy) John Farrel in the braces

Game Fishing Pro Tips comes to Tassie

If you’re a seasoned game fisher looking to hone your skills or a newbie to the sport a series of free seminars presented by renowned lure designer and game angler Peter Pakula and Williamson’s, Andrew Jones will be of interest.

Presented by Rapala Freetime, GAMEssentials - Pro Tips on Game Fishing, is visiting Tasmania.

Topics include: Knowing and maintaining your tackle; rigging explained; fishing and fighting techniques; lure choice; trolling; using teasers and more.

Lucky door prizes will be given away at the at the following venues:

Tuesday 1 March - 7:30pm North Launceston Club Rooms, Aurora Stadium, Launceston.

Phone Tamar Marine to book 03 6331 6188.

$10 entry per person, with special offers on the night. Bookings are essential.

Paxy’s Bluefin Trip

by Rob Paxevanos
In the late 70’s my dad took my three brothers
and I along with 2 cousins and a family friend
to Eagle Hawk Neck on the South East
Corner of Tasmania.
This was one of our first game fishing
trips, and weather reports were not so detailed
back then so dad wanted a place where there
was good shelter should the prevailing south
easterlies come up from the open expanse of
the Southern Ocean.

The Hemingway Dream

Handline trolling for southern bluefin tuna in a kayak

By Nick Gust
What is possible with modern kayak fishing and how far can
this hybrid sport be taken? Is it realistic to dream of successful
game fishing outings by kayak? How difficult would it actually
be to hook and land a bluefin tuna from a kayak on the great
Southern Ocean? Could these torpedos of streamlined muscle
flip a kayak or tow you out to sea? What about evading hungry
mobs of opportunistic seals? Or is the whole notion really just
an irresponsible fantasy, the product of too many drinks? Keen
Tasmanian anglers have no doubt pondered these questions
before, imagining this holy grail of fishing adventure. Over
the last couple of years in Hobart I decided to seek some
answers. Joining the chase for the world’s most valuable fish
species became something of a quest. Often far offshore on
the wild southern ocean. Alone, in a sea kayak.

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