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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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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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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Larry Paul local Trout Guru caught these fine Brown Sea Runner Trout below the Huonville Bridge this morning. You can book Larry for a guided fishing trip through Franklin Marine, and get your bait, tackle and soft plastic lure supplies from our store. Sea Runners spend much of their life in salt water – and […]

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Using Berkley soft plastic fishing lures in the Huon River can give you a result like this!   This one is for dinner, fresh with local-grown organic vegies!

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