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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania. 
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.

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In the 90s, Rex Hunt made kissing a fish before you released it back into the waves a thing.

But that is exactly what researchers are asking Tasmania's recreational tuna fishers not to do.

The new Tuna Champions program will share the latest research with recreational fishers on how to handle tuna, whether that is to make it taste it better on the plate or to increase its chances of survival in a catch and release situation.

Read the full article here at the ABC

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