Smithton 5/2/2012

We headed to Smithton on Friday for a buck's party fishing trip. We put two boats in the water at 3pm and fished until dark.
We hooked into around a dozen nice size gummy sharks, an elephant fish and three 5kg snapper.
It was definitely one of the best fishing trips I've ever had.
Thanks Norm and family for the accommodation, the awesome food and everything else. Cheers
President Stu.

Coles Bay Snapper

Here is a photo of a snapper we caught at Coles Bay.
5.5kg, 750mm long
Regards, Paul Aulich

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Waterhouse Report

We headed to the shack at Blackman's Lagoon on Wednesday and stayed through to Sunday. Headed out on Blackman's in the tinny for a couple of hours, bagging a 3lb brown trout in good condition on a black and gold T-tail.
On Thursday, Jonny and I headed out on the sea in the afternoon at South Croppies. We caught 58 flathead, 3 undersize gummies and a squid in a 3 hour stint. 

Don Heads Squids

Took the kids down the end of Coles beach road, (on the rocky point),  to try to catch a feed of squid over the reef.
Just as the sun disappeared behind Don Heads they came on the bite and we landed 10 good size one's in around an hour using squid jigs.

North West Coast Report 22/10/2011

I recently spent four days up the North-West Coast with my wife and two children to do some maintenance around out property at Forest. After catching up with a mate (Marcus) who is a local on Friday night for a sensational BBQ, we put together a plan

A nice flatty off table cape by Simon Saltmarsh

Port Sorell 18/10/2011

By Stephen Smith
Success ! After many visits to the jetty at Port Sorell we finally landed some nice fish for tea !

It was a very interesting to chat with some fellow fishermen, who had landed one fish for the day, but then both of our rods began twitching !

Rock Lobster Review Outcomes

The new rock lobster management plan has now been released meaning new rock lobster rules apply for this recreational season which opens on Saturday, 5th November.
The main changes are the division of state fishing waters into the Eastern and Western Rock Lobster Fishing Regions and a reduced bag limit in the Eastern Region of 3 rock lobsters per day with an on-water possession limit of 6 for multiple day trips.  Other changes include new on-water boat limits and reduced possession limits for non-fishers.

Netting must stop

Today I have witnessed commercial fisherman at Godfrey's Beach in Stanley dragging nets and catching a very large quantity of salmon.
Over the last couple of days my family and other locals and tourists have been enjoying blackback and cocky salmon that have been caught along the beach at Godfrey's very close to the shore, but today (14th June, 2011) we discovered commercial fisherman with a beach seine net, the same commercial fisherman that caught salmon in the Cam River, loading up fish in a 4-by-8 foot boxer trailer and their 4WD.
I believe this is not fair for the recreational fishers of Stanley,

Regards, (name supplied, but withheld)
 

Turners Beach

Trev and I headed out off Turners Beach for about 10 k and ran a burley trail for about 5 hours no luck with the mako’s, just heaps of dogfish (very annoying).
We then headed in to Lillico Strait and got on to some nice pike, heaps of fun on the trout gear.
We got them drift spinning in 2 meters of water on the pearl white flapper.
Dale & Trev - Click Read More for more Pictures

Salmon Going Off

I heard (on Friday Morning) a chap talking on the radio to Leon Compton (ABC) about 10.30 am, that the Salmon were going off at the Cremorne Canal.

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