From the Archives ...

This fish and 6 more just
like it were caught on
Great Lake on a chilly
day in the middle of June

Presented from Issue 111, August 2014

There has sometimes been a view that trout fishing is reserved only for the experienced angler, stories of hours spent trying to unravel the mysteries of the cunning trout by elderly gentlemen dressed in tweed is what often comes to people’s minds when they think of trout fishing. Regarded by many to be the premium, freshwater sports fish of the world, it is not surprising that the many anglers put the humble trout in the too hard box. Truth is, trout can be as easily caught as any fish, perhaps not always as accessible and your bread and butter saltwater species, but none the less, with a bit of perseverance with the correct equipment and technique, results can come more quickly than you think! In recent years, more emphasis has been put on making Tasmania’s famous trout fishery more accessible to newcomers to the sport. This has been achieved by increased stocking regimes into waters with lower fish numbers, improving access to waters and more information resources available such as the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) website and IFS Smartphone App. Angler surveys have also given the managers of our fishery a better understanding on how they can improve certain aspects of the fishery. This year is the 150 th anniversary of trout fishing in Tasmania, and with a Ford Ranger up for grabs for buying a licence, what better time to give trout fishing a go? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Read more ...

When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

rotary-devonport-boat-show-2015-bRotary Devonport Boat Show

On Sunday 22 February 2015, Rotary is conducting a spectacular boat show at the TS Mersey Navy Cadet grounds, River Road, East Devonport between 11am and 5.30 pm, with entry via the Rowing Club drive. This has been organised to suit high water in the river to allow demonstration of the new Barcrusher and Stabicraft range of vessels PLUS allowing launch for the first time on the coast a ten-seater hovercraft for joy rides.

 In addition to the on-water demonstrations, a wide range of boats will be assembled for display, ranging from executive ski boats from the Horsehead Creek Water Ski Club, championship and vintage speed boats, jetskis, yachts, $100,000 plus motor cruisers to tinnies, surf boats, kayaks, clinker built dinghies and even vintage rowing shells.
Judging for the Deegan Marine “Boat of the Show” award will be held at 3pm, with boats presented spic and span to achieve top marks – this will become a perpetual trophy.
Safety and rescue boats and personnel from the Marine Police, Australian Maritime College and the local Surf Lifesaving Club will add further to the day.

Demonstrations of scuba diving, with a diver working in a glass-fronted tank, surf lifesaving rescue and resuscitation and cray pot and net making will keep onlookers amazed at these skills. Additional maritime items from Stormy Seas lifejackets – checking and sales, Anchor wetsuits, Rays Outdoors, EPIRB and marine radio and chandlery supplies will all be available for comparison.

With a range of boats from all parts of the state available for sale, representatives from both insurance and finance organisations will be on site for information and quotes.

Not forgetting the children, over forty model radio controlled boats will be displayed in the hall, along with the Fishcare caravan and fishing pool and a face painter to transform pirates and mermaids.

The local Dragons Abreast boat and Cancer Council representatives will be on hand dispensing sun screen to keep everyone sun-safe for the day.

You won’t go hungry – an undercover food court will hold the renowned Rotary BBQ serving burgers and sausages, hot chips, Hotshots coffee, cold drinks and canteen lines while the popular icecream van will be serving favourites.

With entry costs for the day at $5 adult, $2 child and $10 family, each adult entry will receive a ticket in a travel voucher sponsored by Spirit of Tasmania. Along with the Rotary wheel spinning $1 tickets to win a hovercraft ride, it is aimed at a family fun day.

This is a special day for anyone interested in boats, water sports or fishing so mark it on your calendar –




Go to top
JSN Boot template designed by