We fished Lake Augusta alongside Mark Tapsell today. We finished with four well conditioned browns and missed numerous others, probably each of us should have caught our bag if luck had gone our way. All fish were taken on dun patterns although the real deal was hard to find on the water.
We were both pleasantly surprised at the condition and strength of these fish. There is plenty of water in Augusta at the moment.
The IFS guys were out and about conducting licence checks and said they had been issuing a lot of infringement notices to unlicensed anglers.
Recreational fishers, yachties, conservationists and locals are alarmed that Tassal is persisting with an expansion of their salmon farms in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in south-eastern Tasmania when endangered species, native fish, water quality and public access may all be sacrificed in the process.
Hi all, hope you've had/are having a great summer holiday! We discussed having a strategy meeting with the alliance for early this year but judging by everyone's holidays and the delayed SPF forum which we were going to do it next to, I don't think we'll manage a big meeting of everyone before D-Day (the super trawler ban ends and the SPF season starts). So, I want to raise a few things with you, and then discuss them in a smaller meeting in the next few weeks if possible...
Fishcare is conducting a group patrol this weekend on north east and east coasts, approximate times at locations on attached itinerary.
Had a nice little session in Boundary Bay (Great Lake) Wednesday evening, 7th January, fishing alongside Benny Dodd. Five Browns and two Rainbows caught on Hardbodies & Plastics.
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I have this morning 5 January spoken with the skippers of 'The Other Woman' and 'Ice Age' the vessels involved in an incident off Burns Bay in which a passenger from 'The Other Woman' ended up in the water and was picked up by 'Ice Age'.
Both skippers are well experienced and will be drafting a report to Marine and Safety Tasmania and sharing that report with clubs, public and on Tasmanian Fishing Facebook page and www.tasfish.com
Whilst this was a serious incident the seamanship shown by 'Ice Age' was outstanding in recovering the passenger quickly and without further incident.
Clarification from John Edwards in regard to facebook post on Tasmanian Fishing.
Thanks Jason Mcgiveron and Jason Ivory for putting some actual facts behind this.
Now to the people who have been critical on my actions as the skipper of the red vessel and even some who suggested I may have been drunk or under the influence, DON'T MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT ME UNLESS YOU KNOW THE FACTS. Tasmanian Fishing News I am disgusted you have allowed some of these personal comments basically attacking me to be made or left posted.
I will at some point post a response to some of this and set the record.
For the moment it is sufficient to say this
My own silly fault. You are never too old to learn something and local knowledge is invaluable. I shouldn't have been where I was now I know better.
Thanks Jason Mcgiveron and his crew for the assistance and those who helped ashore Graham Purton and Damien Purton.
I now know what people are talking about when they say Burns Bay has it's issues.
No damage done all good with the boat and crew. Clean undies required.
There were chaotic scenes at Burns Bay boat ramp near St Helens Barway Tasmania yesterday (Sat 03 January 2015), when boats participating in the St Helens Game Fishing Club Shark fishing competition returned from the continental shelf to find weather had deteriorated significantly at the boat ramp with a rising swell and strong onshore breezes.
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