Kids - Free Fly Fishing Day

Cressy Sunday April 15

Peter Hayes, Roy Wybrow and several other Federation of Fly Fishing qualified Casting Instructors are running a free kids learn to fly fish day on Sunday 15th April, 10 am to 2 pm, at Peter Hayes" lodge at Cressy. Bookings are absolutely essential and if you have a little fly fisher in the making be sure to get their name on the list with the king of the kids organizer Roy Wybrow. Roy can be contacted at; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will then send you all the details.

P.S. You don't need any gear, but bring it if you have some. Lunch is provided.

Salmon from Tassal - Salmon Arrive for Xmas

During December, Tassal generously donated approximately 6,530 well condi­tioned Atlantic salmon to the Inland Fisheries Service for the benefit of recrea­tional anglers. With the fish, the Service stocked three event waters in the north and Craigbourne Dam in the south.

Media Statement released 18th March 2011 - Govt Raids Fishwise Community Trust Fund

The state government looks set to continue to raid the Fishwise Community Trust Fund to pay government salaries to the tune of over $160,000 in 2010/11.
The Fishwise Trust Fund was established to provide critical funding for research and community projects which support recreational fishing in Tasmania. Funds for the Fishwise Community Trust Fund are allocated from around $1.2 million worth of recreational marine fishing licences sold each year.

Lost Gear

Unfortunately I lost the following fishing gear when leaving Woods Lake boat ramp  the other day.
1 Strudwick four piece fly rod
1 Pro-angler  Guide Series Reel (Black) with flyline
1 Ari Fly Reel (Black / Gold with an orange flyline (in a light brown leather reel bag)
A reward is offered  if returned, Peter Quigley 0427631955 (mob) 63302612 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Restoration of the grave of Alfred Ronalds

On Sunday 17 August, members of the Victorian Fly Fishers Association and the Ballarat Fly Fishing Club attended a short ceremony to mark the restoration of the grave of Alfred Ronalds at the Old Ballarat Cemetery. It was the culmination of an appeal which was launched by the VFFA in 2000 for funds to restore his grave, which had been destroyed by vandals. The appeal was launched at the initiative of well-known fly fishing journalist, fly tier and VFFA member, Rick Keam, and followed an article by Mick Hall on the life of Ronalds which appeared in The Flyfishers Annual (Volume 6, 2001) of which Rick was the editor.

Boat handling basics

This is the first in a series of the Boat Handing Series and it outlines the basic ideas which you will use in operations described in the other brochures in this series.

Kids Stuff  - knots

by Michael Bok

In fishing one of the most important things that you can learn is to tie a good knot.

Understanding your environment - Tasmanian birds of prey

by Mike Stevens

It is important that we enjoy and appreciate the environment around us when we go fishing. Parks and Wildlife Service have a wealth of information on our wonderful flora and fauna. This is the first in a series of Parks and Wildlife Service on what you may encounter as you spend your day sharing nature with others.

Kids Stuff - How fish work

by Michael Bok

Think of a fish as a boat with oars on each side and a motor at the back. For this article I thought we would have a quick look at what is the most important thing in fishing - the fish itself.

Catch in the Kitchen

by Michael Bok

With winter approaching - rather too quickly, the following is a hearty, tasty recipe that can be made with most salt water fish.

This is a variation of one produced by "Two Fat Ladies", a current ABC program

Understanding tides

Taking the time to study tides, the moon and the effects that they have on fishing can have a profound effect on your fishing. Particular fish like certain tides and feed more consistently during certain phases of the moon. The following may help you to understand these foibles of the tide.

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