Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
We did a bit of a runaround Tasmania’s tackle stores to see what their tips for the first month or so of the tackle season were. We asked what the top three places to fish were, plus lures, flies, baits and a few other things.
Here is a rundown on their answers Whenever, and wherever you fish - anywhere, or for any fish in the world - ask the locals and especially ask at the local tackle store. They know what was caught today, yesterday and on what.
Please visit Trevor Hawkins at www.trevorhawkins.com.au
Trevor Hawkins is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost angling artists and illustrators. Although noted for his trout paintings, his work also features the plants, insects and other animals that inhabit the natural environment where trout and other fish are found.
Fishing, particularly fly-fishing and the lure of the countryside have been a constant in his life for as far back as he can remember.
Hayes on Brumbys Lodge - Cressy
Sat 21 April and Sunday 22 April - 9 am to 5 pm
Special day attendance rate of just $195 per day
Weekend "Live In" attendance including fishing on Mon 23 April $850
All bookings must be made online at www.peterhayesflyfishing.com
Details:Ironhouse Challenge 7th of April 2012, 7.00am to 3.00pm
Anglers of all levels looking to learn a thing or two about sport and game fishing techniques will be interested in a series of seminars presented by owner of Pakula Tackle Australia, and renowned game angler Peter Pakula.
Pakula Tackle was established as a full time business in 1987, though Peter Pakula has been making lures and inventing now commonplace game fishing components such as the Shackle Rig, 60 degree hook offsets and Witchdoctor Teasers since the early 70’s. In that time Pakula Lures and products have achieved some astronomical results with over 1,000 World Records, Australian Records, tournament wins, and trophies combined.
Ever wanted to design a lure pattern… and actually have it manufactured? Well now is your chance!
To celebrate reaching over 30,000 Facebook fans, Rapala VMC Australia has launched a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky fan to have their ideas manufactured by the international Rapala lure factory; the same factory that has been manufacturing Rapala lures since 1936.
There are some great prizes on offer!
LIMITED STOCK It’s BACK ! - Rapala’s “Spotted Dog” was first made famous in the mid-to-late 80’s by Rapala’s Head of International Export, Erkki Norell, as a superb trout & native freshwater lure colouration; however due the complexity of this pattern, supply was limited and as a result it was common to see avid anglers painting their own Rapala lures, Spotted-Dog-style.
Fishing Tasmania is the ultimate Tasmanian fishing guide! It is a quality magazine that comes wrapped with a FREE informative DVD titled "How to catch Bream on lures', plus a FREE Fishing Tasmania sticker.
It retails for $10.95 and is available in newsagents throughout Australia and selected fishing tackle stores in Tasmania.
The purpose of the magazine is to attract increased participation in fishing in Tasmania for the future sustainability of the fishery. Fisheries management is funded primarily through angling license sales, so the more people that buy licenses and fishing gear, the better it is for all. We encourage you to seek out a copy of Fishing Tasmania Annual and show your support by displaying the free sticker on your car or boat.
Win your own ‘over the top’ adventure
Supporting the Honda Over the Top Expedition to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer, the Best of the Kimberley Raffle offers you the chance to experience the very finest of Western Australia’s majestic Kimberley region.
Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the expedition at selected Honda dealerships in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, as well as from Cancer Council offices.
There’s more than $49,000 worth of prizes to be won, with money raised going to Cancer Council Australia. Tickets are $5 each.
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Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Stephen Smith and I have been managing the website tasfish.com since May 2009.
It has been an epic journey of learning and discovery and I am indebted to Mike Stevens for his help, support and patience.
I am developing a new venture Rubicon Web and Technology Training ( www.rwtt.com.au ). The focus is two part, to develop websites for individuals and small business and to train people to effectively use technology in their everyday lives.
Please contact me via www.rwtt.com.au/contact-me/ for further information - Stephen Smith.
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.