Shifts into Top Gear!
27/06/03: The new series of Starlo & Bushy's Hooked
On Adventure - now airing each Sunday afternoon on Channel Seven
(Perth), GWN (WA) and in the eastern state's via the PRIME Network
- is rapidly attracting a loyal audience of keen fans.......
Australia in Stamps
10/01/03: Recreational fishing is honoured with its own
series of stamps. The stamp designs comprise two major elements:
a popular recreational fish, and a scene showing the environment
for the angler...
Eradication in NSW
Over the last couple of months the (SMH) environment writer James
Woodford has gone on the attack putting trout in his sights, referring
to them as noxious predators and calling for their eradication.
Trout are not listed as a noxious species in NSW.......
Great Barrier Reef
So many times I have heard "If only I had know"
or "what the #*#*#* ! who said I can't fish there" All
around the country our recreational fishing resource are being eroded
THE INNAUGURAL SPORTSFISH
Right from the start, the 'Golden Dash' created a lot of interest. All
the teams that competed in the 2001 Windamere Golden Classic were eligible
to enter, and the attention that the competitors showed at the briefing
was second to none in my tournament experience - which probably reflected
both the interest of the anglers, and the fact that over $1,000 in cash
was on offer!...
YAMAHA TESTED ON HAINES HUNTER
Now that the Haines Hunter brand has passed into private ownership, the
company is free to test its new models with whatever engine(s) will provide
the best power match for the boat in question...
JERVIS BAY MARINE PARK
Jim Harnwell, Recreational fishing representative, JBMP advisory committee
and Managing editor, Fishing World offers an "inside" prespective of the
Jervis Bay Mark Park issue...
THE GREENS HAVE NOW JOINED THE DEBATE!
The National Conservation Council of NSW and the National Parks Association
has now added their two bobs worth into the Recreational Fishing Areas
of Lake Macquarie and Botany Bay...
THE PRO FISHERMEN
The professional fishing lobby are hitting the airways to put their case
as to why Botany Bay & Port Macquarie should remain in their hands! First
Stop Mr. Jones of 2UE. Here is the full transcript of the interview. I
will have more to say about this soon but you just got to read this great
piece of balanced radio...
MARINE PARKS IN N.S.W.!
The Draft Zoning Plan for the Solitary Islands Marine Park(June 2001)
has been made public and as expected there's both good and bad on offer
for recreational fishermen. Phil Atkinson tackles this vexatious
issue with some timely warnings give the Victorian debacle...
Win for the TROUT NAZIS!
NSW Fisheries extended the fishing season in the Eucumbene River to allow
anglers to tap into this resource, and to hopefully give the system's
more readily catch-able rainbow trout population a better chance of spawning
successfully. Steve Starling
comments on the going on's at Lake Eucumbene...
joins us for discussions
Director & Executive Officer of the NSW Fisheries, Mr. Steve Dunn,
visited the SportsFish site recently. Steve joined in for
a good discussion on matters
of importance with NSW Fisheries and topics affecting our NSW Fisho's...
.Since the NSW saltwater licence was punched through parliament the web
chat boards have been pretty quiet on the subject. That's probably a result
of a feeling of resignation we all get when the Gummint drops a load of
legislation on us and says it will be good for us.
It is certainly evident that fishing on the internet has come of age and
at Sportsfish Australia we have, as never before, the ability to have
instant access to important information and expert commentary from many
high-profile fishing authorities and personalities..
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