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 ...
I'm not one for carrying backpacks or drink bottles when river fishing as I like to fish as light as possible. This small item is an essential pert of my river fishing.. it's called the Life Straw.
Here's what I carry with me at all times when trout fishing the rivers since suffering a severe stomach & bowel infection from drinking the water direct from the rivers here in Tassie.
Tiller steer motor. In very good running condition. Can test drive on boat. No issues at all. One of Yamaha's most outstanding motors ever. Only reason for sale is due to upgrading to 4 stroke. Although I have put around 2000 exact model year is unknown. They still make this motor. Weight is about 50KGs. $1800. Motor is in Launceston.
What is it about catching bream on lures, or any fish for that matter, which makes an angler, buy all kinds of weird and wonderful lures to try and trick them? After spending the winter re organising and sorting out the tackle box, (numerous times) I discovered that there were lures in my collection, which have not caught a fish let alone seen a drop of water. There were hard bodies of all types, deep diving minnows, shallow water minnows, shads, surface lures and assorted soft plastics.
I was recently asked to conduct a comprehensive review of a drogue based on a design by Peter Hayes, but with further development and changes.
A drogue is simply a device that enables you to slow down the drift speed of your boat.
For an excellent review and further information, read here
Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has released the new Rise in time for summer. Rise features the new SLICE lens, the thinnest and lightest polarised glass lens in the world.
Doug Phillips, maker of high quality polarised eyewear in Australia since 1992 and founder of Tonic Eyewear says: “the Rise is designed for fishing with hockey arms that curve over your ears. It is extremely lightweight with our nonslip adjustable nose pads giving all day comfort. This is definitely a world class product”.
I was hoping Tasfish readers could help me identify this lure. It was found in Lake Mulwala and given to my Dad. It's only 4 cm long, not counting the bib, and only has one set of trebles, the rear is rounded and doesn't seem to have any holes where another hook may have been attached.
Only on current stock. Phone orders welcome.
SAGE FLY RODS
Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has released two new frames the Mo and Jo in time for summer. Mo and Jo feature the new SLICE lens, the thinnest and lightest polarised glass lens in the world.
Doug Phillips, maker of high quality polarised eyewear in Australia since 1992 and founder of Tonic Eyewear says: “the Mo & Jo are a new direction for Tonic, they are big styles and bolder than anything we have ever done before. They are great for fishing and everyday use too. Everyone is going to want a pair of Mo or Jo this summer”. See the PDF of the press release here
These days it seems the internet is the first place most people refer to for information and advice on just about every product or service imaginable.
Unfortunately the easy access to posting information and opinion brings with it an increasing amount of misinformation, and sometimes just plain wrong advice from every keyboard expert in the land.
Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, is proud to announce the release of the new YouRanium style.
Developed with Brendan Wing of YouFishTV and named by the YouFishTV fan base, the YouRanium features a custom designed adjustable nose bridge that is fully integrated into the frame. While the frame is a standard fit, the adjustable nose bridge can be used to suit people with broken, low or wide nose bridges.
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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 ...