Summer, you little ripper
Kelly Hunt | December 2016

Early season mako can be small, but no less tasty.

December’s here again. There are two things to be happy about this month – Santa’s coming and the good weather is finally upon us. We can chat about Santa later, for now let’s praise the weather gods and see what we can get up to. The wet months have well and truly passed us by. Animals in pairs and old men with super long grey beards can relax... the giant wooden boat cruise is cancelled.
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On the chew in October
Kelly Hunt | October 2016

Graham Purton with a very nice squid from the Sisters Beach area.

Sunday 2 October is a date anglers must mark and celebrate with gusto. Why? Because daylight savings starts! It’s go time and time to fire up. I know that spring was last month, but as always Tassie is a little behind. October is the month where we can all get a little Egyptian and worship the great Ra, God of the sun.
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Thoroughly Tassie Techniques
Kelly Hunt | September 2016

September in Tasmania is a like a Wednesday in the working week. You’re over the hill, and it’s all cruising to the weekend. We maintained the passion for fishing through winter wild weather. We’ve battled snow, wind and rain. We reached the top, and fishing is what’s left to enjoy as we head into summer months.
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Go time for trout tragics
Kelly Hunt | August 2016

A sturdy Omen Black rod from 13 Fishing took down these fine rainbows.

With water levels having recovered sufficiently, Hydro Tasmania has re-opened all boat launching ramps on Yingina-Great Lake.
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Brody Corbet and his Dad nailed a fine pair of striped trumpeter.

Winter is the time to do something different. There are so many preconceived ideas about what where and when to fish or find fish here in Tasmania. While the seasons play a big part in the success of finding certain species there are no set hard and fast rules anymore.
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Time to tame the Tassie tuna
Kelly Hunt | June 2016

This best of a tuna was taken on a deep diver.

Cue scary music of impending doom, not unlike whenever Darth Vader mooches into scene. Unfortunately, this is what most people feel when they think of fishing in Tasmania in June. The start of winter can draw some people indoors and shut down their outdoor activities, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Let’s first deal with the undeniable facts.
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Bream are a great option in May.

Summer is now a fleeting memory, but what a memory it is! We had one of the best summer seasons I can remember. School bluefin tuna turned up early – some would argue they never left from the season before. Whatever the case they were off our shores in great numbers and quite hungry.
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Tuna time, with kings to follow
Kelly Hunt | April 2016

Force Ten Skipper Brett Sharp was happy to find fish.

That bell you can hear tolling mournfully in the background is signalling the end of daylight saving in Tasmania. April is that time of the year when it’s dark straight after work. Later on towards the end of the month it doesn’t even have the decency to wait until you have left work before it’s dark.
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Big game fishing rocks Tassie seas
Kelly Hunt | March 2016

John Scatchard has that grin that comes from catching a good Tasmanian Kingfish

The signs are there that March is going to be a great month for fishing, particularly game fishing. At this stage the Easter break is shaping up to be sensational.
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