Fishing Adventures

Hauling in a fish with a landing net sounds like child’s play, doesn’t it? Not quite. You’d be surprised to know how often things go wrong in those heated moments of excitement. When your biggest catch makes it into view after a wreslting match, your natural instinct tells you to yank it out of the […]

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We’re sure you’ve been here – at the boat ramp, ready to launch… Stuck behind someone who is taking their sweet, sweet time to get their boat in the water! It’s a frustrating situation, but it doesn’t have to end in tears – or ‘ramp rage’. The most common cause of ‘ramp rage’ comes about […]

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The Tasmanian Cray Fishing season is approaching fast! How do I identify a male from a female? Where can I use Cray Rings & Pots in local waters? How do I correctly measure and mark a Southern Rock Lobster? Does my cray gear comply to regulations? Read on for more info… To clear up some uncertainty about […]

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The trout season opened last weekend – and by the reports coming in, it was an absolute cracker of a start! The benign weather over winter has resulted in calm waters – resulting in good fishing conditions this season.

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There are times when you need to make you way down channels at night. Long offshore passages inevitably mean traveling at night. Certain extra precautions need to be taken into account when on the water in the dark. Some gear is essential, like navigation lights and a good compass with light to steer by. A […]

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An EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) or PLB (Personal Locating Beacon) has one purpose – to save your life in an emergency – and to get you back home to your family by sending your geo-location to the search and rescue teams at AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority). What’s the difference between an EPIRB and […]

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Life jackets are an essential piece of safety gear that are designed to keep you afloat should you (or your child) get knocked overboard. Adult lifejackets are rated in floatation units called Newtons (N) – with 150N being the mandated floatation for an adult lifejacket intended for use in coastal waters. Children’s lifejackets are rated […]

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Just 22 nautical miles south of Bruny Island is the most southern group of islets in Tasmania, part of the southwest national park and thus included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World heritage site. Pedra Branca, the largest, was named by Abel Tasman in 1642 on his discovery voyage around the world. He named it after […]

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Seals the hungry dogs of the sea! When fishing for tuna at Pedra Branca South of Tasmania and off The Friars below Bruny Island it is common to have to contend with Australian fur seals having a go at the fish hooked up. These seals are usually males with their females still up the coast […]

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Offshore Fishing at Pedra Branca

by Franklin Marine on May 4, 2012

in Fishing Adventures

Offshore the best Tuna season in memory continues only interrupted by the big blow and swell on Friday and Saturday.The good ship “Go Fishing” skippered by Lee with deck hand Carl based in Dover was chartered by Dover local Ross Miller for his sons Cameron and his brother Ross, grand kids Duncan and Kaitlin to […]

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