We are a wide ranging group of people who believe in sustainable fishing. We want our Recreational fishing to be there in years to come. We also want a strong and sustainable commercial fishing industry. We come from all parties and backgrounds, we are non aligned.
Most of all we want to be heard. We want our politicians to think long term. Our current big parties do not listen, so maybe they will listen now. We are setting up to "Protect the Future"
The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the national organisation representing the recreational fishing community, has announced that discussions between it and the Small Pelagic Fishing Industry Association (SPFIA) have collapsed.
Talks between ARFF and SPFIA have been occurring over past months in an attempt by recreational fishers to work with the industrial fishing sector in order to minimise the impacts of the Geelong Star on the fishery, recreational fishers and the communities that support them.
here is a video clip of footage AFMA wanted suppressed hopefully it will play if it does please share the hell out of itPosted by Ken Jensen on Sunday, May 17, 2015
The 150th Trout Anniversary Photo Competition Celebratory dinner and awards were held at the Central Highlands Lodge on Saturday 18th of April with a full house, a great night and 36 of the images from the finalists across the six categories mounted and displayed at the event.
With national fishing guru Steve Starling as M.C., special guests - Mr Michael Youl (great- grandson of James Youl, credited with bringing the first trout & salmon to Tasmania), John Diggle (head of Inland Fisheries) and judges from Japan (Ken Tsurusaki), Victoria (Bob Grieve of Ifish fame) and Tasmania (Brad Harris, FlyLife) it was a great event.
Inland Fisheries seek the assistance of the public in identifying the person pictured on the right who is believed to be able to assist with a current investigation. Information can be provided to the Inland Fisheries Service on 1300 INFISH (1300 463 475) or 0427 988 728.
TW15 will be held on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2015 from 10am – 3pm daily. At around 1pm on the Saturday Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff will be drawing the winner of the angling licence promotion Ford Ranger.
By Adrian Webb
Well with daylight saving and Easter out of the way it was back to work for me today. What a great day is was to be back at the office with no wind, clear skies and crisp air. Couldn't have been a better day to go back at all.. This morning I had to travel to one of my other offices some 45 kms from Sheffield. Still it was a beautiful morning for a drive in the country side and it helps to get the brain into gear for the work ahead of me. My office today was the Meander River.. No better place to start off my first day back after a brief break.
http://flyfilmfest.com/IF4/ For the second year running, Daniel and Simone Hackett of RiverFly 1864 will again be hosting their FlyFest weekend. All skill levels are welcome to come along for the activities.
This year’s weekend of events includes the IF4 International Fly Fishing Film festival, hosted by April Vokey, along with a fibreglass rod building day with Epic Fly Rod designer and Master Casting Instructor Carl McNeil on the afternoon of Saturday 9th. Carl is also the presenter of the brilliant ‘Casts that Catch Fish’ dvd.
A free casting session will also be held at Josef Chromy Winery where the general public can come and try the newest rods from Sage, Scott, Orvis and Epic, and join-in on an interactive glass-rod casting session with Carl McNeil.
Perth (Tasmania): 10am Saturday 18th boat towing to rally at Lions Park
Hobart: 10am Sunday 19th boat rally on the water or 12noon outside Fish Frenzy at Elizabeth St Pier
Factory freezer trawler, the Geelong Star, arrived in Australia on 1 April and within three days it had been approved to go fishing, despite persistent opposition from conservationists, recreational fishers, tourism organisations and people across the country. This weekend hundreds of people are joining events in a National Day of Action across the country to call on Prime Minister Abbott to stop the Geelong Star and other super trawlers from threatening our unique marine life and valuable fisheries.
"Senator Colbeck has welcomed the Geelong Star in to trawl Australian fisheries, when the fact of the matter is that there is still widespread opposition to these super trawlers and the devastation they could cause", says Rebecca Hubbard of Environment Tasmania and Coordinator of the Stop the Trawler Alliance.
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