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Presented from Issue 109, April 2014
Post-Christmas has me focussed on the Derwent’s big black bream more often than not these days and given my proximity to the river its little wonder that is the case. In a busy time poor world the ease one can achieve a few hours at the drop of a hat it’s a quick release to clear the mind. But come April the true trout angler inside always sees me looking to the highlands for a couple of late season fixes on the trout.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Please have a look at this BOM site. It will appear on the right menu, below the WindyTV.com link.

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDT60151.html

Presented from Issue 107, December 2013
The Bureau of Meteorology has updated the way it displays tide information on its web pages. Mariners can now access a map of Australia and zoom in on their area of interest to view the stations available. The navigation of this map is similar to google maps. See http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/

Presented from Issue 100
Weather - It’s the determining factor for most anglers in working out where to fish on a given day. “Too bright for here” ,”They won’t be tailing in this wind”, “It’s Easterly today so it’s going to be tough” these saying are all too familiar and they do have implications if we want success at catching a trout.

Picking the right weather can make or break an outing, a good decision can produce a red letter day while a bad decision can make chasing a trout hard work. So often I’ve spoken to visiting anglers who have struggled to catch fish without the all important local knowledge, they made decisions to visit waters which don’t fire in the wrong weather.

ABC Article

This ABC News article describing the recent marine "heatwave" may be of interest to TasFish Readers.

Heatwave Data

MetEye – Bureau stakeholder user trial – we need you!

Later this year the Bureau of Meteorology will release its new forecast viewer, called Meteye. But before we do we’d appreciate it if you and your friends or colleagues would trial it and give us your feedback.

Simply go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ and enter

Username = meteye

Password = experimental

Your feedback will help us finalise the webpages for general release in the coming months.

View the PDF here

Bureau of Meteorology

Dear Tasmanian Mariner - in the recent newsletter I indicated that brochures on the new forecast system would be available soon. You can now access these brochures and information on the new system at
http://www.bom.gov.au/NexGenFWS/index.shtml
Regards - Mal

Weather Website

A new web site for weather forecasts is  available.

Here is the address :  yo.no This will show the weather for Miena.

It provides a 3 day forecast and observations.

Use of the Tabs will give longer forecasts maps and statistics.

Better weather forecasting

I had the great opportunity to listen to a talk by a weather forecaster last week. My mate in Melbourne calls them weather guessers, and of course the forecasters always cop a serve when weather isn't as predicted. But as explained though Tasmania is one of the harder places to predict. Hill, mountains, inlets and geographical forms can turn a predicted prevailing northerly breeze on top of a hill into a variable or light southerly at the base.

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