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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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This is published by The Examiner and The Advocate this afternoon.

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4311621/geelong-star-out-of-australia/

And now at the ABC

Controversial fishing trawler Geelong Star has left Australian waters, and will not be returning, the ship's owner says.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-23/trawler-geelong-star-leaves-australia/8051234

Mike -- It’s been ages since we’ve given you a report back – mainly because we wanted to get back to you with an actual result!
You’ll remember the last message we sent you had a survey – asking if you wanted us to pay the government the $1080 they were asking to release the footage of the super trawler catching a whale shark, or if you wanted us to have another go at sending a drone up - to get our own footage.

Well, the stop the trawler community overwhelmingly voted that we try both – so long as we’re super careful not to hurt any birds with our drone! We think we have found a drone operator we can afford – but that project might take some time. In the meantime, we paid the government the $1080 they were asking for to release the whale shark footage.

We’ve been absolutely floored by the result.

We won’t beat around the bush, we know you’re busy. It’s the National Week of Action against Super Trawlers, so tell your local wannabe politicians that super trawlers and all the terrible destruction they bring to local fisheries, fishing and marine life, are not on. Here’s how - It’s easy!

We have asked Federal candidates a number of questions and will publish the answers here and in Tas Fishing and Boating News.
Those questions and information sent are in the following links.
 
Letter to Federal Candidates PDF and WORD
 

Geelong Star Whale Shark scandal deepens, Thursday 25 February

The Stop the Trawler Alliance today expressed disgust at learning the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have withheld important information from the Australian public about the controversial Geelong Star incident where a whale shark was caught.

Greens Senator wants Geelong Star sent home following albatross deaths

As reported in The Advocate

Geelong Star

THE Geelong Star has been banned from fishing again, after it killed an albatross.

Source: http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3695374/geelong-star-kills-an-albatross/?cs=95

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