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11 February 2003
4/2003
Commemorative Issue

Fishing in Australia

Australia
Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in Australia. Surveys indicate that a quarter of all Australians over the age of fourteen go fishing at least once a year.

Fishing can be cheap, requiring no more than a line and a hook, or expensive, involving boats, rods, reels and the latest, most expensive accessories. People can fish in rivers and dams, from local piers and beaches, or they can take to the estuaries and bays, to coral reefs or the open sea. It can be a gentle, relaxing pastime in the hope of a nice little catch for dinner, or a serious mental and physical challenge.

An angler

Snapper (Pagrus auratus)  

Snapper (Pagrus auratus)

Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii)  

Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii)

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)  

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)  

Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)  

Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)

Technical Information

Technical details
Issue date........................11 February 2003
Denominations ................Five x 50c
Designer ........................Ego Guiotto, New South Wales
Stamp size ......................40.28 x 30 mm
Perforations ....................14.4 x 14.0
Printer ............................SNP Sprint (formerly SNP Ausprint)
Paper..............................Tullis Russell
Printing process ..............Lithography
Sheet layout ....................Sheets of 50, two panes of 25
National postmark............Fish Creek VIC 3959
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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