Southern bluefin tuna "Going Off'

A slow start to the gamefishing season has received a huge boost with some spectacular catches of 20 - 35 kg southern bluefin tuna off Tasmania's east coast. On Thursday 5th March there were reports of SBT being caught between Yellow Rock and The Thumbs on the Tasman Peninsula and during the St Helens Game Fishing Classic there were 17 SBT landed. Over the same weekend 7-8 March, plenty more were landed off the Tasman Peninsula.

No one knows what will happen to these bluefin that traditionally start a little later in the year, but it is fair to say there will be a lot of effort put into this fishery over the Easter break.

Southern bluefin tuna are a premium fish that are the most highly regarded sashimi by the Japanese. If you are lucky enough to catch one treat it properly to ensure the quality is at its best once back to shore. 

Beach anglers snatch rare broadbill from sea by tail.

Excerpt from Rod and Gun

Two beach anglers fishing for salmon off Four Mile Creek on Tasmania's east coast unknowingly may have created an Australian record when they captured what is believed to be a small broadbill after "foul" hooking it with a wobbler attached to a 9 lb breaking strain line.

Pursuing Yellowfin 

by Rocky Carosi

It is probably an appropriate time to talk about a pelagic gamefish, which, in gamefishing season 2000 is showing up in good numbers all the way down Tasmania's eastcoast, "the yellowfin tuna."

LIVEBAITING FOR BIG FISH

by Andrew Hart

Ross Hunter is one of Australia's best marlin fishermen. He takes people who have never fished before into waters that make experienced boaters shake their heads in disbelief at a lack of fish, and catches them their first marlin.
In fact if you go out with Ross, you can expect to at least see a marlin. That is a huge expectation. He fishes all along the NSW coast and pulls marlin in as if they were easy to catch.

Game fishing

The Editor, Mike Stevens, recently took a trip to Cape York to have a look at what Queensland and salt water fly fishing in that State offers.

Smutting Mako's

Recently on a game fishing trip to St. Helens some friends and I had the opportunity to meet Kaj Buschor "Bushy" as he is better known amongst the fishing fraternity - you know? the guy with the big moustache and sun hat. He's normally found sitting down the back of the boat - refusing to kiss fish each week on the Rex Hunt Fishing Show.

The Jinkai philosophy on game fishing and rigging

Team JINKAI has enjoyed a long standing involvement within the world of fishing particularly sport and game fishing with their "complete leader system".

As a logical addition to the leader system, Team JINKAI now offers the "Complete lure system" and as has always been the case, they endeavour to provide specialists knowledge, techniques and attitudes to assist you in understanding trolling lure fishing.

Two boys, a dream, a boat and a fish

by Andrew Hart

A dream - Marlin are the king of all fish. They have captured the imagination of people for generations. They are for many, a dream, but for two Tasmanian teenagers, that dream has become a reality.

Game fishing - rigging for the best results

by Rocky Carosi - Professional Charters

Careful rigging is one of the keys that open the door to success in fishing. It is no coincidence that those who know and understand, and are skilled in how to rig - whether for fishing with baits or lures, consistently bring in the fish.

Tips from Peter Pakula on Tasmanian Gamefishing

Andrew Hart recently interviewed one of Australia's, and in fact the world's, most highly respected gamefishing lure manufacturers, Peter Pakula.

Firstly, how long have you been making lures? 

Over 25 years.

How many different styles are on the market today?

Depends on which day you are talking about. The range is in continious flux.

Ocean currents and gamefishing

by Rocky Carosi

Ocean currents are nature's highways and food chain providers of the open seas. Off Tasmania, East Coast gamefisherman await the arrival from the North - the East Australian current carrying the complete marine food chain and gamefish.

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