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.
4 new colours make their into the 4 inch Gulp! Nemesis range. The clear transluscent finish in Clear Purple Shimmer, Clear Red Black Silver, Clear Green Silver and Clear Lavender Pearl Holo is going to prove deadly on all manner of species.
Combine the fish catching profile of a Jerkshad and the enticing tail action of a grub and you get the Berkley Nemesis. Designed in Australia the Nemesis shape is now available in a 4” size. The tail action of this shape has to be seen to be believed. On the drop or on the wind, the Nemesis tail swims at the slowest of speeds delivering continuous lifelike action. View the PDF here
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.
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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.