The Plastic Fantastic

Messing around in boats is almost as good as fishing. Dwayne Rigby reviews one of his favourite ways of messing and fishing around.

Best Baits - Prawns and Shrimps

Part two in a series, by Phil Ellerton, on the best baits to use in Tasmanian waters.

Tassie's favourite Lures revealed

Phil Elerton recently surveyed anglers in the south of the state to find out what the most popular lures are. Phil works at The Fishing Connection in Hobart and had the chance to ask many anglers. He has included just a few of these on the end of this article. In the next issue we might try and do some for the north.

Understanding echo sounders and fish finders

Anglers often spend quite a lot of money on their fish finder echo sounder, but fail to understand the correct way to use it. This is part one of a series that will help you understand the way sonar works and how to better utilise it.

Hart's Hints

by Andrew Hart

The warm weather has gone again, and with it, so has much of the better fishing. For many, winter is a time to unwind, service their tackle, and sit by the fire remembering, and dreaming, of warm summer evenings and big fish.

Tuning bibbed lures

by Dwayne Rigby

It has already been an especially productive morning. A combination of high tide, clear water and no wind rendered the early morning light ideal for a spot of bream polaroiding and we'd already caught and released 8 nice fish to 1.5kg.

Hooks - Part one

by Andrew Hart

When you think about it, a hook is one of the cheapest and most important parts of fishing. If you don't have a hook, then chances are you won't catch too many fish!

Looking at lures

by Michael Bok

Soft plastic lures are some of the cheapest lures that can be brought and are every bit as good as any other more expensive variety of lure.

Best Baits - Mussels

Part one in a series, by Phil Ellerton, on the best baits to use in Tasmanian waters.

Harts Hints -  Maintaining your fishing tackle

by Andrew Hart

You have spent money on the best gear you can afford, and you expect it to perform each and every time you use it. However, after a while the salt, and the sand start to eat away at your very expensive reel, or brand name knife, and before you know it, your gear is old and useless.There are ways to maintain your tackle, and with just a bit of extra effort, your gear can last many years.

Ultra-light plug casting - rewards for patience

by Dwayne Rigby

Of late there seems to be an increase in interest in the use of bait caster reels in Tasmania. Whilst these reels, also called plug caster, feature prominently in mainland fishing articles it appears that, until recently, they weren't very popular with Tasmanian anglers.

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