Tuesday, 4 September 2012

New ipad fishing magazine

In the last few weeks a new magazine has been made available on the ipad, the magazine called Fish Down under and is the brain child of Damien Venn an Australin angler who recognised the growth in online media in the form of applications, magazines and books on ipads and tablet devices, with the growing trend in print media moving to electronic media the demand has been met with this new magazine. The magazine is focused on Australian Fishing of all types and represents the broader angling community in Australia with articles by both known and new up and coming writers. Best of all its free to download with an auto subscribe so once you download it and click subscribe it will automatically arrive on your device on each new edition.

The latest issue contains written articles, video's, product reviews, latest news, reports, boats and political news. It even has a piece written by me about chasing pinkies on plastics and fly.
All up its a free fishing magazine available for downnload from the istore on the ipad, simply search Fish Down Under and it will be on your device in minutes.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Victorian Anglers say NO to the super trawler

Victorian Recreational fishing got itself a back bone today.
For 20 years Victoria has not seen support for a cause that all recreational anglers can get behind since the anti scallop trawling days, today I was honoured to spend a measly few hours to join in with more than a thousand anglers to for a cause that we all could get behind for our own reasons. 

No matter what the individual reason for

being there the support was very humbling and to be involved from pre planning through to the protest was a memorable experience.
That said this is not the end, it is only the beginning of a long battle of many battles that recreational fishermen have ahead of them, I trust that after today anglers in this state recognize this and understand the importance of their voice as one not as a single angler in the crowd, every one involved should pat them self on the back and stand strong knowing they did their bit.

To the folks launching their boats and going fishing while we prepared our fight this morning hang your heads in shame as you are part of the problem and you will be remembered.

Massive thanks go out to Dale McClelland, Daniel Stanilovic, Barry Tanner, Geoff Fisher, Ben Scullin, Lee Rayner, Russel Conway, VR Fish, Frank De Luca, Abbas Hammoud, Hary Boat Man Baker, Luke Scicluna, Charlie Micallef and the cast of many I may have missed who dedicated their time to make this happen, you are all a credit to the cause for the work conducted on the ground and behind the scenes to make this happen.
This Video clip of the days proceedings was done by Charlie Micallef, a brilliant job in a very short time, passion personified and a big pat on the back.