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Issue 112 October / November 2014 

On sale in Tackle shops now - in Newsagents Thursday 9 October.
Contents include how Mike and Todd caught three fish in Lake Crescent that weighed 30 pounds, plus heaps more as below.

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Wow, what an issue. This is the biggest issue of Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News we have done. I don’t know how many words are in here, but it must be a lot.
I would particularly like to thanks the Inland Fisheries Service for their contribution to this issue.

Issue 90 February 2011


Trout Everywhere – Craig Rist
In Tasmania, trout have found their way into just about every trickle of water around the state. Many of these are very small tributaries of larger more popular rivers. The majority of the fish in these smaller streams are by no means monsters, with the average fish being somewhere between half a pound and a pound. Small brown trout dominate most of these small streams with the exception of a few rainbow only waters that are isolated from the dominant brown trout population.?The upper Mersey River between Lake Meston and Junction Lake is a classic example of this with its huge impassable waterfalls preventing any further migration of brown trout up stream.

Issue 89, December 2010

Mythbusters – Excuses or fishy trends
Too windy, not windy enough, wrong wind direction. Too bright, too dull, too wet, too dry: excuses—or are they? Farmers and fishing guides have two things in common: firstly, they’re both in the weather everyday, working with Mother Nature. Secondly, both groups will tell you that the animals in their lives all react differently according to subtleties and vagaries of wind direction, atmospheric pressure and lunar cycles. In the case of fishing guides and experienced anglers, you can add a list of hatch and water level factors to the nuances of Mother Nature, vagaries which become plausible excuses at the end of a tough day. After the question of weather patterns and their affects on fishing came up on the FlyLife internet forum, I thought it might be a good time to do a bit of myth-busting with the aid of my fishing diary.