Please select your home edition
Edition
Guy Nowell - Yellow 728

Tasmania This Month

by Carl Hyland on 18 Mar 2013
Shippy - Tasmania this month. Carl Hyland
What a sensational month it has been in Tasmania for fishing. Anglers game fishing, those who chase trout and just mum and dad anglers, all are reporting of an exceptional year thus far.

It doesn’t look like ending yet with some great captures still occurring around the coastline with marlin, mahi,mahi, yellowfin tuna and yellowtail kingfish all taking advantage of massive bait balls of redfish and mackerel and coming close inshore. Hot spots seem to be along the East coast of Tassie with warm water reaching a top of 22C recently. Off St Helens there has been many good fish landed and of course striped marlin action has been incredible.



Mako shark activity is on the increase with quite a few being taken and released off Low Head and around the Port Sorell area. Notable was the tagging of 3 specimens in a recent competition and the subsequent satellite tracking of those 3 sharks. I will keep you up to date with the tracking results, as it is very interesting to see where the fish are moving to and if they are following bait schools of squid or mackerel.



Captures of many species has been occurring at Eaglehawk Neck in the state’s south with albacore up to 30kg being taken and already, school Bluefin have been captured but a long way offshore.



Bread and butter species such as King flathead are being caught in surf zones and in deep-water offshore. Good baits are octopus and squid tentacles plus the many imitations in soft plastics.

Flathead would have to be one of the most prized captures and most targeted fish by recreational anglers in Tassie and judging by the pictures I receive, a lot are successful in their taking of this species as well.



Until next time, take care on the water.

Kiwi Yachting - Lewmar 660 - 1Guy Nowell - Red 660Ensign 660

Related Articles

Fishing Space and Grand Pavois Fishing – Unique concept in boat shows
This space, created in 2008, has become a true platform for exchanges and discoveries between enthusiasts, visitors This space, created in 2008, has become a true platform for exchanges and discoveries between enthusiasts, visitors, brands accompanied by their competitors and pro staff, with its events platforms, its demonstration basins, its fishing village, its specific sales space run by Pro Pêche 17 network of shops (new in 2016), its fishing boat gallery, its marina, not to mention one of main highlights
Posted on 31 Aug
The sound of a healthy reef
A new study from WHOI help researchers understand ways that marine larvae use sound as cue to settle on coral reefs A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will help researchers understand the ways that marine animal larvae use sound as a cue to settle on coral reefs. The study, published on August 23rd in the online journal Scientific Reports, has determined that sounds created by adult fish and invertebrates may not travel far enough for larvae —which hatch in open ocean
Posted on 31 Aug
A slithery ocean mystery
One sentence in a New York Times article caught Larry Pratt’s eye and set the scientific investigation in motion. One sentence in a New York Times article caught Larry Pratt’s eye and set the scientific investigation in motion. The story was about fishermen harvesting juvenile eels in coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine and selling them for more than $2,500 a pound, mostly for unagi in Asian fish markets.
Posted on 30 Aug
New fishing season is a mere 30 days away
Time to start visualising the zing of a reel and bend of a rod, as the little hints of spring and summer start appearing Reports from around the regions (we would say this, of course) hint at some great fishing to be had, as the days lengthen and temperatures slowly rise!
Posted on 29 Aug
More net free fishing at Gippsland River Mouths
Migratory fish in Gippsland Lakes will have more protection at river mouths when exclusion areas for commercial netting Migratory fish in the Gippsland Lakes will have more protection at river mouths when exclusion areas for commercial netting are expanded by 50 per cent under new arrangements to be introduced next year by the Andrews Labor Government.
Posted on 26 Aug
Stacer’s Ocean Rangers are now tougher than ever
The new 589 Ocean Ranger now features more freeboard at 730mm, bringing the model in line with the rest of the range. Due to customer demand Stacer has released two new models in their plate range to now include the 589 and 619 Ocean Ranger Hard Tops offering a more budget friendly option that is still packed with power and strength.
Posted on 17 Aug
Shark 'trophy' hunters land in hot water
Two young men who removed the jaws of a dead Great White Shark have found themselves in trouble with the law. Two young men who removed the jaws of a dead Great White Shark have found themselves in trouble with the law.
Posted on 16 Aug
Port Phillip Bay Fishers gather to celebrate Bay fishing
Jaala Pulford welcomed key fishing industry representatives and recreational anglers to Port Phillip Bay Conference Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford today welcomed key fishing industry representatives and recreational anglers to the first Port Phillip Bay Conference in Altona.
Posted on 13 Aug
Trout opening festival expands to include Ballarat
To welcome opening of trout fishing season Goulburn Fishing Festival will be joined by a similar event at Ballarat To welcome the opening of the 2016 trout fishing season in rivers the popular Goulburn Fishing Festival will be joined by a similar family-friendly event at Ballarat this year on Saturday 3 September.
Posted on 12 Aug
Mansfield trout conference a must for anglers
Recreational anglers can learn about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at a free one day conference on Saturday 5 November Recreational anglers can learn more about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at a free one day conference on Saturday 5 November at Mansfield.
Posted on 10 Aug