by Sarah Graham
Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.
The Australian salmon needs little introduction to beach fisherman along the southern coastline of out continent. Sought by recreational fisherman because of its fighting qualities, salmon are also a significant commercial fish extending along the southern coastline from Sydney in the east to Perth in the west.
Line is normally treated with contempt when it tangles breaks or fails, the fine is often blamed. Here are a few tips to improve your "˜luck'.
Greg "Lofty" Hynes shares some of his time proven techniques.
Whiting are often plentiful at Port Sorell over the summer months. Vance Murphy explains some techniques that will help catch these delicious fish. Situated half way between the mouth of the Tamar River and Devonport, Port Sorell is idea for family holidays.
Berley can make the difference between a good catch and no catch, it may be at the expense of the cat though. Steven Bax explains how.
Andrew Hart and Damon Sherriff discuss the fun that can be had from a wharf
North - west coast angling identity Brian Cadle tells how to catch the elusive snotty trevally, trevally or warehou (depending where you are from)
An age old problem with flathead has been, when the small fish intercept the bait before their larger relatives have a chance to get to it
Michael Bok explains how lures catch the big ones
In Tasmania, summer is the time when trout anglers are most active. This is due in part to the weather being generally pleasant and people being on holidays. But it is also a time when the fish themselves are very active and easy to find (if not always easy to catch).
One fish that is often caught in some parts of Tasmania whilst fishing for trout is the humble redfin. Most people tend to think of this as a rubbish fish and don't do much with it. Personally, I would prefer to eat redfin to trout.
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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.