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Fishing World

Fishing World January 2020

Fishing World is Australia’s longest established fishing magazine and has been serving the needs of anglers for more than 46 years. Fisho is Australia’s premier fishing magazine and has become known as the “sport fishing bible”. Voted Best National Magazine 2014 Australian Fishing Trade Association.

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País:
Australia
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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12 Números

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2 min.
maintaining our image

FISHING has always been considered a mainstream pastime. The participation rate of fishos in Australia has always been high and eclipses most mainstream sports. It’s not hard to find a fellow fisho in a pack of strangers and it’s still okay to brag about your latest fishing exploits to colleagues or non-fishing friends and expect a positive response. Sadly, however, things are changing as Australia continues its rapid urbanisation. We now have mega cities filled with high rise residential blocks and roads filled with traffic. The divide between urban and rural Australia has never been greater. This combined with a growing trend towards social media activism leaves pastimes like fishing at a crossroads when it comes to social licence. The writing is on the wall and hopefully we're paying attention. A…

10 min.
weed control

Who knows this scenario? You're moving along quietly placing your lures into deep dark corners of the riverbank for little result - then a quick cast over the weed and you instantly hook up! Anglers have known for a long time that bankside structure is a very important environment for our native fish. However, it may not always be the preferred bass feeding zone. In certain rivers, weed beds can be the best choice to get action. Recent trips and discussions with other anglers have shown on the Mid North Coast of NSW the 2019/'20 season is time to get your weed game on and this could be similar in your local fishery. Low water levels and urban pollution is often a recipe for heavy weed growth. What are we looking for…

1 min.
lost at sea

AUSTRALIA’S CSIRO has generated the first ever estimate of fishing gear lost in the world’s oceans, using data published between 1975 and 2017. It estimates that 6 per cent of all fishing nets, 9 per cent of all traps and 29 per cent of all lines are lost or discarded into the oceans each year. It becomes marine pollution, has significant impact on marine life and habitats and can take hundreds of years to break down. Much of the data on gear loss is from the USA and Europe, but more information is needed from the African, Asian, South American and Oceania regions. It’s noted that there have been very few studies of gear losses in Australian waters and that only one could be included in this study. As Kelsey…

1 min.
fish stock collapses

DESPITE being continually told how good Australia is at managing its fish stocks we’ve just witnessed a near disaster with South Australia’s famed snapper fishery, leading to closed seasons and bans which will impact the commercial, recreational and charter sectors. How 20 per cent of an original biomass can be seen as sustainable is a mystery. Meanwhile a study by scientists from the Sea Around Us initiative has found that global tuna catches have increased by 1,000 per cent in the past six decades, driven by a massive expansion of industrial-scale fisheries. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation reports that a third of the world’s fish stocks are being harvested at biologically unsustainable levels and 90 per cent are fully exploited. As an example, it notes that the population…

3 min.
fishing fads!

FISH Aggregating Devices, or FADs, were first used by indigenous fishermen throughout the Pacific. These DIY FADs involved the fishers floating palm fronds on top of the ocean to attract and aggregate pelagic species. NSW DPI’s FADs are obviously more hi-tech but operate under the same principle in that they provide structure in an otherwise open ocean environment. The DPI FADs are designed to enhance recreational fishing opportunities for key pelagic sportfish such as mahi mahi, marlin and wahoo. History Following the introduction of the NSW recreational fishing licence in 2001, the DPI FADs program kicked off with a trial of five FADs during the summer of 2002 and expanded to 10 FADs in 2003. Some 17 years later, the DPI FADs program has grown to 30 FADs stretching across 2100km of coast…

1 min.
victorian mulloway movement mysteries revealed

VICTORIAN recreational fishing licence fees are funding a two-year study by the Nature Glenelg Trust that is revealing amazing secrets about the movement of mulloway in and between rivers, bays and beaches. Aquatic ecologist with the Nature Glenelg Trust Lauren Brown said volunteer fishers had tagged nearly 500 mulloway in the Glenelg (308), Patterson (34), Hopkins (23), Yarra (25), Barwon (17) and Moyne (2) rivers, and six beaches at Portland, Geelong, Western Port. “Over 80 tagged mulloway have been recaptured so far, seven fish twice and another, tagged in November 2018 in the Glenelg River, has been recaptured three times,” Brown said. “More than half the recaptures (55) have been in the same estuary the fish was initially tagged and released in, and the greatest distance travelled was in the Glenelg River where…