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Mulloway Submissions for DPI

Guys below is a link where you can read about current views on salvaging the Mulloway fishery and the ability to have your say on the Mulloway. The document mentions to us that they are seriously considering having a bag limit of one over 70cm. That is not on for spearfishers (not me anyway). I personally think 2 over 75cm would be good. Once over 75cm there is a very good chance the fish has spawned at least once.
Anyway great if you could read the views and have a comment, it is informative reading for you and on the bottom of the document there is a link where you can complete an online submission, mark your interest as spearfishing ; )


Online Submission Form

Good hunting!
Simon Trippe

This Is Your Last Chance To Stop The Lock Up!

 Sorry to have to get all political again here guys, but recreational fishermen are about to get locked out of massive areas of Australian waters. And all this while the federal Government has given the green light to a super trawler so it can plunder our waters! What’s happening here is just plain wrong, and we need to all get together to stop it. Marine reserves should be implemented with proper scientific planning and processes, and that is just not happening. In just a few days on September 10, we’ll be locked out of huge areas of Australian waters unless we stand up and say no. The only way to try and stop this is to take 60 seconds and make a very quick submission through the Keep Australia Fishing website to lodge your protest. People power is the only way to make the politicians take notice here. Please share this link on all your own Facebook pages, and spread the word!

Simon Trippe


An update 11th Sept 2012: Environment Minister Tony Burke accused of trashing marine science after slapping a ban on super trawler Abel Tasman

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Port Botany Container Terminal Expansion Project

Sydney Ports has been working with users to further improve the operation of this state of the art facility. Based on user feedback, the southern pontoon will be relocated to the outer edge of the ramp to include all four lanes between the pontoons. This will increase the clear width of the ramp between the pontoons to improve the turning area for larger vessels on launching.
Construction works on the pontoon relocation are expected to commence in early July 2012 and scheduled to be completed by September 2012.
Port Botany Boat Ramp will remain open throughout the works. The available launch space between the two pontoons will be reduced to undertake these improvements.
Public access to the breakwater to the south of the boat ramp will be restricted during this time. Continue reading Port Botany Container Terminal Expansion Project

Keep Australia Fishing organisation launched

Fishing Legend Rex Hunt Spearheads National Organisation To Fight For Angler Rights & Protect Our Fishing Heritage
Keep Australia Fishing (KAF), a national lobbying and advocacy organisation representing Australia’s five million recreational anglers, will fight against politically motivated antifishing campaigns while highlighting environmental issues threatening our waterways and fish stocks.

To be launched on June 30 and supported by a national advertising campaign, KAF will
initially campaign against Minister Burke’s proposed federal Marine Parks network. These
marine parks plans threaten to lock Australian anglers and their families out of vast areas of ocean in northern and south-western Australia. Continue reading Keep Australia Fishing organisation launched

Meeting around the corner – Talk on TUNA!!!

G’day Dolphins!
Hope all is well and I hope plenty of fish are being shot!

I have been MIA recently, a lot happening with buying the Dolphins future Christmas Party house and also work has had me quite occupied. Apologies to all. Also a big thanks to the guys who have helped run the show while i have been busy! Especially to our VP Parry! Top job mate!
Also on the night Ian Puckeridge has put his hand up to conduct a talk on hunting Tuna during the winter. Ian and many other divers had some great results last season on the bluefin that come to our coast. This would be a great opportunity to learn about these great fish.
Even if you do not have a boat you should be there taking in the free info because when the tuna are on there are plenty of Charter operators that will take out spearos!
The info that is going to be shared on the night is going to be priceless! So bring your pens and papers, bring your questions and get ready to shoot yourself a fish of a life time with winter!
I’m really looking forward to it!
Continue reading Meeting around the corner – Talk on TUNA!!!

Bridge jumper just ‘wanted to swim’ – Phillipines


HOMICIDE charges were filed yesterday against the 30-year-old man who jumped from the old Mandaue-Mactan bridge and fell on a swimmer who was spear fishing at night.
At the Lapu-Lapu City Jail, the jumper said he wasn’t trying to commit suicide last Wednesday. Continue reading Bridge jumper just ‘wanted to swim’ – Phillipines

Blue Groper Fishing BAN!

Fishing BAN on Blue Groper Set to continue!
In 2011, Fisheries Victoria implemented a 12 month protection for Eastern Blue Groper and Western Blue Groper from all forms of fishing. The reasons given for this protection are speculative, without any scientific basis, and set a dangerous precedence for long-term access to recreational fishing species.

To lodge your objections PLEASE click this link to complete our prepared Blue Groper Submission

Australian Spearfishing team fundraising event

Hi Guys,

Come and help the Australian Spearfishing team represent our country in Hawaii this March!
In March this year the Aussie team will be heading over to Kauai, Hawaii to compete in the Inter Pacific Championships. A great team of 7 divers and 1 team manager (3 Dolphins) will be representing our country over there. The divers are: Continue reading Australian Spearfishing team fundraising event