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Early season - Bob McKinley

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at www.fishwildtasmania.com

There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.

Quantity of fish.

Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:

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Report from Mick Emmett - 28 August

Well, the first month of the fishing season is nearly over, but I
finally got a couple of hours to sneak up and have a look at what’s
going on up top...Not much is the short answer...

Great Lake Report August 20 2010

Went fishing to the Great Lake Monday and caught one nice Rainbow
about 4 pound and a nice brownie about 3 pound trolling on sting
cobras.
Had to leave early due to the amount of snow falling otherwise we
wouldn't of got home the next morning.
Went to four Springs yesterday and caught a nice brownie about 3 pound
only minutes after starting from the ramp trolling cobras .
Sid and Matthew

Great Lake Report 01 06 2010

This is a great Brown Trout caught out of the Great Lake which my 6 year old daughter Nicolle landed and weighing in about 3lb was a little fighter and Nicolle was very proud of her self..

Leonie

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G'day all ,
Selwyn and myself took a quick run to Great lake this on the 14th, this fish must of committed suicide as it was the only bite we had .
Tthe day was fine. We travelled about 10km for it , up the eastern corner above the intake only saw one or two duns  and three other  boats. It was a pleasant trip out
cheers Tom

Happy Days on Great Lake - Fly Fishing in the Waves

Jim Allen
It is now well over a decade since Peter Wilson of the Great Lake Hotel, now the Central Highlands Lodge discovered the ‘glowing sharks’ in the late afternoon on the Great Lake while he took some time off from pub duties. Today a dedicated band of fly fishers watch the sky carefully every morning in the highlands hoping for a stiff northerly breeze and a cobalt blue sky.  

Midging trout – Great Lake

Craig Rist
Great Lake MidgingJim Schofield is a good friend of mine. His first impression of Great Lake used to be of a large barren unattractive lake that had no appeal to him at all. That was, until he was shown the view from out in the middle of the lake in the early hours of the morning.

Great Lake 12-02-2010

Rod Summers with some Boundary Bay (Great Lake) Browns caught today on leadline, fish were caught before 8.30 am with not another touch until pack up time at 11.30 am.......very windy.
cheers,
Todd

Cramps Bay February 7th 2010

Left home with my eldest daughter (Demi) at 4 am this morning.
 
Half way up Poatina Hill we were met by a fellow running down the road toward us and frantically waving his arms, as we pulled up he told us that a Log Truck had broken down on a blind bend just up from us, if he hadn't of told us, there would be a fair chance we would have run smack bang up its clacker!!.

Fly fishing for sharks in Great Lake

by Jim Allen

It is now well over a decade since Peter Wilson of the Great Lake Hotel, now the Central Highlands Lodge discovered the "glowing sharks" in the late afternoon on the Great Lake while he took some time off from pub duties. Today a dedicated band of fly fishers watch the sky carefully every morning in the highlands hoping for a stiff northerly breeze and a cobalt blue sky.

Boundary Bay January 2010

Had a bit of an impromptu trip to Great Lake last night with fellow club members Jim and Virginia, we left the boats at home and had an enjoyable night around the wood heater, under the stars " satellite watching" as that was about all there was to do.

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