During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.Read more ...
The Gillard Labor Government is treating recreational fishers with contempt by rushing public consultation on its marine park lock-up plans.
By Toby Hope
Living on the west coast of Tassie we endure some of the coldest winters experienced anywhere in Australia. Blowing up from a south to south westerly direction producing bitterly cold winds, snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Tasmania’s sun can be deadly - get protection
Tasmanian fishermen and boat enthusiasts are in danger of irreversible eye damage and contributing to the Australia’s reputation for the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. This can be avaided by taking some rudimentary precautions
Australia’s has a unique climate with extreme levels of Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR). Our the love of the outdoors, and reluctance to embrace the ‘Slip Slop Slap’ mantra of the anti cancer council means two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. You are four times more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer including melanoma than any other cancer.
Suitable protection of the skin against UV damage and regular skin checks can reduce the incidence of these cancers and early diagnosis can dramatically improve the outcome once diagnosed!
P.S. You don't need any gear, but bring it if you have some. Lunch is provided.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at www.fishwildtasmania.com
There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.
Quantity of fish.
Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:Read more ...