• Short Summary

    From Eaglehawk Neck, boats like the "Lee Hard" set out for the Tuna grounds off the South East Coast of Tasmania.

  • Description

    From Eaglehawk Neck, boats like the "Lee Hard" set out for the Tuna grounds off the South East Coast of Tasmania. Here, three Americans - members of a recent trade mission to Australia - are ready for a day among the big game. A Hobart fisherman, Doctor Colin Clark, was host for the outing. A few last minute adjustments and the quiet waters of Pirates' Bay were left behind.Under the expert guidance of the skipper, Peter Hindrum, the "Lee Hard" heads for the openseas ... For may visitors this is their first glimpse of the spectacular Tasmanian coastal scenery.

    The first catch - a Tuna of the small skipback variety distinguished by several narrow stripes. It's small compared with big Marlin and Sharks often caught in these waters. A relatively new sport in Tasmania, Tuna fishing has come on rapidly in recent years, Australia's leading big game fisherman are regular visitors, Here Mr Ralph Binney, a banker from Boston, holds his own.

    To Fortescue Bay - a haven for the fishing boats which work the Tasmanian waters in the big game season from February to June. And for the americans, pictorial proof of their catch. Some weighed more than sixty pounds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FU36JI79TX5GZ40MQFNLOTA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FU36JI79TX5GZ40MQFNLOTA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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