Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.
I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.
These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.Read more ...
Honda Marine dealers around Australia are offering great deals on Honda outboard engines throughout summer.
Specials are subject to stock availability, so boaters in the market for a new outboard are encouraged to hurry into their local Honda dealer for the best deals.
Berkley Australia has launched a new and different version of our website. Smart phone friendly the new site is dedicated to all things Berkley Australia. Improvements to the site include integrated social media plug ins, blog and video content. We want to communicate and connect with anglers not only looking for Berkley products but also for tips and techniques on how to become a better angler and Catch More Fish!
Mercury Marine’s popular website has been comprehensively refreshed – providing Australia’s boat lovers with even more information that’s easier to find. http://www.mercurymarine.com.au/home.aspx And here is a press release.
At 6pm on One HD this Sunday 16 September sees the national premiere of an exciting new fishing show – Big Fish, Small Boats, presented by Honda. Here is a media release.
Are you interested in employment with RiverFly? We are currently seeking fly fishing guides for the 2012 / 2013 season. Our guides must:
Please visit http://riverfly.com.au/employment-with-riverfly-tasmania-and-flyshop-1864/ for further information
Mercury Verado outboard engines regularly amaze boaters with their unmatched power and performance.
Now there’s a sales offer worthy of them.
You can save up to $2,749 as part of the 2012 Verado Supercharged Sale*.
To be eligible, simply speak to a participating dealer and buy a new Verado outboard with a SmartCraft kit (which includes MercMonitor, SC1000 System Speed/System Tach or VesselView gauges).
2012 has brought upon a further three models which continue to make X-Factor rods the choice for all serious anglers; the 8’ Squid Light and Squid Medium are dedicated EGI rods designed with specialist Fuji components to enhance your squid fishing experience; rated to fish jigs of 2.0-3.0 and 2.5-4.0 respectively. The third new addition to the X-Factor range is a highly requested 16’ 3 piece surf rod rated to fish 8-10kg for those anglers after a bit more reach.
Catch the new series of Australia’s favourite fishing duo on 7Mate!
Popular fishing series Hook, Line & Sinker is now in production with its eighth season after signing a deal with 7Mate for free-to-air broadcast of 20 new episodes beginning Saturday 19 May.
Scheduled for Saturdays at 5:00pm, the 7Mate agreement includes 20 brand new, premier episodes as well as some of the boys’ best episodes from their previous 7 seasons.
BERKLEY POWERBAIT RIPPLESHAD - new colours
The Berkley Powerbait Ripple Shad features a sleek profile complete with extremely life-like details, including 3D eyes and compelling coloring. The ribs or ripples extending all the way to the bait's tail set it apart from other similar baits on the market, creating additional water disturbance and vibration as well as a larger surface area for the PowerBait scent to work its magic.
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Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
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It has been an epic journey of learning and discovery and I am indebted to Mike Stevens for his help, support and patience.
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During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.Read more ...