(Adrian has supplied his "stats" in anticipation of this years season - Ed)
Here's my stats since moving down to Tassie back in March 2000. The first 4 years were a little on the low side (catch rate) due to me getting to know the rivers and where i could get in and fish them. After that and getting to know several farmers, land owners and the purchase of a pair of waders the fishing really went up from there on. Having access to many more sections of rivers and wading them really opened up some great fishing seasons for me from then on that's for sure.
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Elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) have been found in shellfish on a marine farm in Mercury Passage on the East Coast.
Under protocols developed for managing the rock lobster fishery, the commercial and recreational lobster fisheries will be closed in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone to allow lobster to be taken and tested for PST.
The rock lobster fishery in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone will be closed as from 00:01 on Saturday 8 August 2015. Pots must be pulled before midnight on Friday night 7 August 2015.
Please check with the following link for further details
Fresh from the USA, Scientific Angler's fly line gurus Jeff Pierce and Andrew Bosway will be talking at Clarendon on the South Esk River this Saturday August 01 at 10am. These guy's are the brain's behind Scientific Angler's and they geek-out on fly lines that result in more fish. Understandably they live and breath their work and passion for flyfishing. Scientific Angler's have long been the leaders in fly line innovation. In more recent years they have created a stir with their revolutionary Textured and Sharkskin coated fly lines. Tapers, coatings, sink rates, grain weights - it can all get confusing. Much of the marketing material for today's fly lines focuses on the technological mumbo jumbo without really delving into how the right fly line can help you're success on the water. Jeff and Andrew will bash down those barriers and tell you in real fishing terms how a particular line will (or won't!) result in more fish in the net. This is a presentation not to be missed and there will be prizes during the day! We hope you can make it.
At Clarendon - through Evandale. (see map below)
(Fly line design guru at Scientific Angler's)
(Scientific Angler's International sales head honcho)
Google Map of Clarendon House
Scientific Anglers designed the first modern plastic-coated fly line way back in 1952.
SA’s international sales manager Jeff Pierce, along with their chief research and development engineer, Andrew Bosway are visiting Tasmania 01 August.
Jeff and Andrew travel the World seeking to understand the needs of anglers everywhere.
SA understands the importance of the Australian market and its long term support of Scientific Anglers.
‘We want to meet the Australian people who have made Scientific Anglers the world leaders they are today and educate them on the current technologies that our products offer.
‘We cannot wait to visit and may have a few surprises in new lines in development for people to actually cast on their own rods.’
Scientific Anglers will be holding a FREE open day for the public on 01 August at the Australian Fly Fishing Museum.
When: Saturday, August 01
Where: Clarendon Estate, Nile
Time 10am - 2pm
Sausage sizzle and cold drinks avail.
Rods avail., but BYO rod and try SA lines on yours.
Any enquiries to Mike Stevens 0418129949
Many back issue articles are now available. Instead of being collected as "Issue 95", articles are in the process of being collected together according to their topic. Have a look at Articles in the menu, to the left of where you are reading.
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It has been a week now since the end of the world championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To say that the entire Australian team is disappointed with the end result would be an understatement. There was not a lot of conversation in the mini van on the way to Zagreb as we were all pondering what went wrong. I have a few thoughts that I will share with you now.
Gutted! What a day we have had. The competition is over and the results are in. Spain has won the gold, USA the silver and Bosnia the Broze. I can't remember the last time the Czechs, French and Italians all missed out on a medal. It tells you something about the draw and the fishing. That is not to take anything away from those who did well, but you can't catch what is not in front of you.
Individually, a Polish competitor has won, someone from Montenegro was second and USA third. Again, none of the favoured countries in the top three. Amazing.
Enough about them and more about us!
Written prior to official results being released
Today was the middle day of competition and only one session was held. Tomorrow we have two sessions to finish the competition.
Luke fished the lake and as always, there were very few fish caught. Those that were landed were on differing techniques and lines. Unfortunately, Luke did not manage a fish. He is someone who I regard as possibly our best lake angler. That means we have blanked all thee of the lake sessions so far. Mick is fishing it first thing in the morning and then I have the privilege of trying to catch one out of it in the last session. Luke's boat partner did not even see a fish either.
Mick drew the lowest beat in the Verbas River. That means it is by far the worst beat in the river and he did not see a fish at stage throughout his session. I don't think a fish has come off this beat during the entire comp to date. Although he goes to the lake in the morning, he will then get to finish on the highest producing river of the comp, the Sanica.
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