Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Stephen Smith and I have been managing the website tasfish.com since May 2009.
It has been an epic journey of learning and discovery and I am indebted to Mike Stevens for his help, support and patience.
I am developing a new venture Rubicon Web and Technology Training ( www.rwtt.com.au ). The focus is two part, to develop websites for individuals and small business and to train people to effectively use technology in their everyday lives.

Please contact me for further information - Stephen Smith.

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.

Schouten passage Easter 2011

by Todd - Jim, Virginia and myself left home at 7am this morning with high hopes of getting onto a few.
Arrived at Swansea around 8.30ish only to find the boat ramp at dead low tide....nowhere near enough water to launch the boat.
Back in the car and off to Saltworks road, conditions perfect so we went straight out to the passage.

 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.

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

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