Beauty Point Easter 2011

Trev, his mate Ryan and I spent the afternoon at Beauty point, there were plenty of cockies about .....Had a bit of fun on the softies.
Regards, Dale Howard.

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Rock Lobster Fishery Draft Management Plan

Summary of Proposed Changes – April 2011
A draft management plan has been prepared for the rock lobster fishery. The table below summarises the proposed rule changes. Public comment is now invited on these proposals. Please click on this link for full details.

Squid Caught at Penguin

by Janeen Lillas
Caught recently on a kayak from the beach across from my house at Penguin. One hood measured 30 cm in length . As I gut them while still at sea I only return with the clean hoods. As you can see  I ended up plastered with ink as the big squid wouldn't fit in my net.

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Ansons Bay Report

Just back from a family holiday at Anson’s Bay where the bream were very keen and the average size was the best I have ever seen.
Regards Corey Hogarth

Whitebait News

I have looked into your whitebait status query. Here are a few points;

Coles Bay

Hi everyone, the holiday is now over so I have found some time for a report .
We had 15 nights at Coles bay and considered ourselves very lucky this year as each year we seem to have a disaster, last year my niece broke her arm and tore a tendon, the year before Trev was hit in the head with a cricket bat and knocked out.... we had a very fast trip to Swansea hospital!!!

3 kg Flathead at Greens Beach

3 kilo flathead caught at Greens Beach from the shore held by our 7 year old son Alex.
Fish was caught on blue bait caught at Greens Beach.
Rebecca


PS - Flathead was caught OFF the beach not in a boat.


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Fishing report Swansea 5/1/2011

Wednesday 5 January my family and I headed to Swansea to "hopefully" catch a feed of flathead.
Heading out from the Swansea town centre boat ramp at around 8am, hopes were high that the kid's and Janet would get onto a few. As for myself, I was "designated decky" and man o man did they keep me busy!!!
We headed out towards the Coles Bay side for about 10 minutes and pulled up to see what was about.......from the moment the rods hit the water, it never stopped.
In short, we caught our limit as well as throwing about 150 undersized ones back.
Janet and the kids also caught a couple of gummys and gurnards as by-catch... that were also returned.
As for myself, I am sipping on a well earned beer as I write this, with the smell of crumbed flathead coming from the kitchen....all is good with the world.
regards,
Todd L

Salmon for Christmas anyone?

by Sarah Graham IFS
Saltas Atlantic salmon - being set free at Craigbourne Dam

Saltas recently donated 450 Atlantic salmon with an average weight of 3 kg to the Inland Fisheries Service. These trophy salmon were stocked into Lake Meadowbank (150) and Craigbourne Dam (300) on Monday 13 December, just in time for Christmas.

Port Sorell Report Sunday 17th of October 2010

A quick note to go with the photo of my wife Nikki Brown, taken on Sunday morning. We trolled for a couple of hours from the Port Sorell boat ramp upriver to Eagle point, picking up a few nice salmon and two decent Couta.
Enjoyed the sunshine and our new 429 seahorse and 30 fourstroke recently purchased from Port Sorell marine.
See you out there somewhere soon
Ian Brown

Whitebait regulations for 2010

Regulations
A whitebait licence is required to take whitebait but does not give
the right to take or retain any other fish. A person who has not
attained the age of 10 years is not eligible to hold a whitebait
licence. A person may not hold more than one whitebait licence at a
time and a licence cannot be transferred. A whitebait licence does not
permit the sale of whitebait. It is an offence for a person to have a
whitebait net at or near an inland water, unless the person has a
whitebait licence and the particular water is open to whitebait
fishing at the time.

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