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Recreational fishing is Australia’s heritage. It’s intrinsically woven into the fabric of our culture. When you think about it, it has the power to heal many of our society’s woes… but you have to THINK about it. 

Not only does it get us off our butts, away from our screens and back into the wilds, it teaches us about ecosystems, their fragility and our place in them, as both predator and protector. It teaches us empathy, as well as humility — and much, much more… when you think about it.

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New Management Measures For Snapper In South Australia

New Management Measures For Snapper From 1 November 2019 new management measures will be introduced to achieve long-term improvement and return the Snapper fishery to sustainable stock levels. These measures have been introduced following consideration of the latest...

Sharing Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries Resources

The Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture is developing a framework for sharing Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries resources.  The framework will provide a clear way to allocate and re-allocate fishing resources. It will be applied to Commonwealth-managed...

Gone Fishing Day Launches New Website

Sunday 20th October 2019 - Gone Fishing Day Some spend a lifetime pursuing happiness. But whether you're out on the water any chance you get, or haven't been out in ages, you already know that one of the secrets to happiness is the simplest secret of all - fishing....

Pesticide Detectives

Ever wondered what pesticides lurk in your fishing hole? Here’s the opportunity to find out. Nominate Your WaterwayOzFish Unlimited has partnered with RMIT on their Pesticides Detectives program, we are giving OzFish Members and Chapters across Australia the...

Nadia Taylor — Exit Interview 2019

Nadia Taylor — Exit Interview 2019

2019 was the year of curve balls, but everything has a funny way of turning out how it should and the resulting journey has been epic! The 2019 Barra’Prentice was Nadia “Nadz” Taylor, and effervescent and contagiously enthusiastic IP lawyer from Sydney. Many have...

Fighting The Wind

Fighting The Wind

  In this blog, we drill down into the tin-tacks of the little tricks I picked up to help me cope with the bane of a beginner fly fishers life: The Blasted Wind! Anyone who followed My Fly Gear Gap Year from the beginning will know that this was a major challenge for...

Fishy Politics

Fishy Politics

I doubt there’s a literate person on the globe who would disagree that politics has taken a perplexing turn in recent times. It’s as if there’s a pollutant in the water! Oh wait… there is! Readers in NSW will still be smarting from the recent wrestle with government...

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  • A Dry Argument March 2, 2019
    Below is my editorial from the February 2019 “Fishotopian” newsletter. To subscribe to these free monthly newsletters from Fishotopia.com, please click here. Unless you’ve been overseas or off grid for the past few months, you’ll have seen coverage of catastrophic fish kills in outback NSW, especially along the Darling River near Menindee. The scale of […]
    On 15 January, 2019, I received some very exciting news from NSW DPI Fisheries. It seems that a large dusky flathead I tagged and fin-clipped for DNA analysis on 16th October, 2018 had recently been recaptured and re-released. The fish measured 84.5 cm when I caught it in mid-October, in the lower reaches of Tuross […]
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I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to help this incredible initiative. If you're in or around Canberra and want to pitch in, come along and join us. It's bound to be inspirational, fun and DELICIOUS!

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My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling

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