Anglers Angry as Burke Rushes Marine Park Lock-Outs

The Gillard Labor Government is treating recreational fishers with contempt by rushing public consultation on its marine park lock-up plans.


By Toby Hope
Living on the west coast of Tassie we endure some of the coldest winters experienced anywhere in Australia.  Blowing up from a south to south westerly direction producing bitterly cold winds, snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Sunscreen Protection

Tasmania’s sun can be deadly - get protection

Tasmanian fishermen and boat enthusiasts are in danger of irreversible eye damage and contributing to the Australia’s reputation for the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. This can be avaided by taking some rudimentary precautions
Australia’s has a unique climate with extreme levels of Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR). Our the love of the outdoors, and reluctance to embrace the ‘Slip Slop Slap’ mantra of the anti cancer council means two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. You are four times more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer including melanoma than any other cancer.
Suitable protection of the skin against UV damage and regular skin checks can reduce the incidence of these cancers and early diagnosis can dramatically improve the outcome once diagnosed!

Kids - Free Fly Fishing Day

Cressy Sunday April 15

Peter Hayes, Roy Wybrow and several other Federation of Fly Fishing qualified Casting Instructors are running a free kids learn to fly fish day on Sunday 15th April, 10 am to 2 pm, at Peter Hayes" lodge at Cressy. Bookings are absolutely essential and if you have a little fly fisher in the making be sure to get their name on the list with the king of the kids organizer Roy Wybrow. Roy can be contacted at; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will then send you all the details.

P.S. You don't need any gear, but bring it if you have some. Lunch is provided.

Salmon from Tassal - Salmon Arrive for Xmas

During December, Tassal generously donated approximately 6,530 well condi­tioned Atlantic salmon to the Inland Fisheries Service for the benefit of recrea­tional anglers. With the fish, the Service stocked three event waters in the north and Craigbourne Dam in the south.

Media Statement released 18th March 2011 - Govt Raids Fishwise Community Trust Fund

The state government looks set to continue to raid the Fishwise Community Trust Fund to pay government salaries to the tune of over $160,000 in 2010/11.
The Fishwise Trust Fund was established to provide critical funding for research and community projects which support recreational fishing in Tasmania. Funds for the Fishwise Community Trust Fund are allocated from around $1.2 million worth of recreational marine fishing licences sold each year.

Lost Gear

Unfortunately I lost the following fishing gear when leaving Woods Lake boat ramp  the other day.
1 Strudwick four piece fly rod
1 Pro-angler  Guide Series Reel (Black) with flyline
1 Ari Fly Reel (Black / Gold with an orange flyline (in a light brown leather reel bag)
A reward is offered  if returned, Peter Quigley 0427631955 (mob) 63302612 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Restoration of the grave of Alfred Ronalds

On Sunday 17 August, members of the Victorian Fly Fishers Association and the Ballarat Fly Fishing Club attended a short ceremony to mark the restoration of the grave of Alfred Ronalds at the Old Ballarat Cemetery. It was the culmination of an appeal which was launched by the VFFA in 2000 for funds to restore his grave, which had been destroyed by vandals. The appeal was launched at the initiative of well-known fly fishing journalist, fly tier and VFFA member, Rick Keam, and followed an article by Mick Hall on the life of Ronalds which appeared in The Flyfishers Annual (Volume 6, 2001) of which Rick was the editor.

Boat handling basics

This is the first in a series of the Boat Handing Series and it outlines the basic ideas which you will use in operations described in the other brochures in this series.


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