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

Okuma X-Factor

2012 has brought upon a further three models which continue to make X-Factor rods the choice for all serious anglers; the 8’ Squid Light and Squid Medium are dedicated EGI rods designed with specialist Fuji components to enhance your squid fishing experience; rated to fish jigs of 2.0-3.0 and 2.5-4.0 respectively. The third new addition to the X-Factor range is a highly requested 16’ 3 piece surf rod rated to fish 8-10kg for those anglers after a bit more reach.

Hook Line and Sinker (FTA)

Catch the new series of Australia’s favourite fishing duo on 7Mate!
Popular fishing series Hook, Line & Sinker is now in production with its eighth season after signing a deal with 7Mate for free-to-air broadcast of 20 new episodes beginning Saturday 19 May.
Scheduled for Saturdays at 5:00pm, the 7Mate agreement includes 20 brand new, premier episodes as well as some of the boys’ best episodes from their previous 7 seasons.

 Yamaha Announces free Gauges and Controls

Click here for further information and here for full size images

Pure Fishing Australia – New Product

The Berkley Powerbait Ripple Shad features a sleek profile complete with extremely life-like details, including 3D eyes and compelling coloring. The ribs or ripples extending all the way to the bait's tail set it apart from other similar baits on the market, creating additional water disturbance and vibration as well as a larger surface area for the PowerBait scent to work its magic.

Trevor Hawkins

Please visit Trevor Hawkins at www.trevorhawkins.com.au
Trevor Hawkins is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost angling artists and illustrators. Although noted for his trout paintings, his work also features the plants, insects and other animals that inhabit the natural environment where trout and other fish are found.
Fishing, particularly fly-fishing and the lure of the countryside have been a constant in his life for as far back as he can remember.

For Sale

Please contact Mick on 0409 727 662 for further information.

Read More for a larger picture. Price - $10,000

Australian Fly Fishing Conclave - 21st-22nd April

Hayes on Brumbys Lodge - Cressy
Sat 21 April and Sunday 22 April - 9 am to 5 pm
Special day attendance rate of just $195 per day
Weekend "Live In" attendance including fishing on Mon 23 April $850
All bookings must be made online at www.peterhayesflyfishing.com

IronHouse Challenge 2012


Ironhouse Challenge 7th of April 2012, 7.00am to 3.00pm
Pallets of beer to be won!
  • Heaviest Game Fish – One pallet of IronHouse Stubbies (48 cartons)
  • Heaviest Scale Fish – ½ pallet of IronHouse Stubbies (24 cartons)
  • Heaviest Flathead – ¼ pallet of IronHouse Stubbies (8 cartons)
Click here for details and an entry form.

Rapala VMC Australia presents: Game Essentials

Anglers of all levels looking to learn a thing or two about sport and game fishing techniques will be interested in a series of seminars presented by owner of Pakula Tackle Australia, and renowned game angler Peter Pakula.

Pakula Tackle was established as a full time business in 1987, though Peter Pakula has been making lures and inventing now commonplace game fishing components such as the Shackle Rig, 60 degree hook offsets and Witchdoctor Teasers since the early 70’s. In that time Pakula Lures and products have achieved some astronomical results with over 1,000 World Records, Australian Records, tournament wins, and trophies combined.

Rapala Fishy Fingers Design Competition

Ever wanted to design a lure pattern… and actually have it manufactured? Well now is your chance!
To celebrate reaching over 30,000 Facebook fans, Rapala VMC Australia has launched a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky fan to have their ideas manufactured by the international Rapala lure factory; the same factory that has been manufacturing Rapala lures since 1936.
There are some great prizes on offer!

Rapala Spotted Dog

LIMITED STOCK It’s BACK ! - Rapala’s “Spotted Dog” was first made famous in the mid-to-late 80’s by Rapala’s Head of International Export, Erkki Norell, as a superb trout & native freshwater lure colouration; however due the complexity of this pattern, supply was limited and as a result it was common to see avid anglers painting their own Rapala lures, Spotted-Dog-style.

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