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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013

We did a bit of a runaround Tasmania’s tackle stores to see what their tips for the first month or so of the tackle season were. We asked what the top three places to fish were, plus lures, flies, baits and a few other things.
Here is a rundown on their answers Whenever, and wherever you fish - anywhere, or for any fish in the world - ask the locals and especially ask at the local tackle store. They know what was caught today, yesterday and on what.

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lake-leake-2014-11-16Lake Leake 16/11/2014

Left home at 4am, the Sun was well and truly up when I arrived. The water was like glass, fish on top everywhere after midge. Spooky as hell .Managed 2 on the fly and lipped another three... Too quick on the strike. I trolled a soft plastic around whilst looking for solidly feeding fish and had a brown that would have easily went 4 -5 pounds jump 3 times and spit the hook, also had another big grab for a solid head shake but no hook up.... T/ tails.

Fly is definitely the go there now .
Only four boats on lake.
I ran into  local guru Mick Byrne at the ramp he had one. Said last week he fished the mouth of the snowy an witnessed one of the best dun hatches for a long time and as a result had a ball.
Said he was standing in the shallows in his gumboots  and at one stage had 20 huge fish swimming at his feet slurping up everything that moved.

Saw a few Duns popping up just before I left.
Hard work but the rewards are there if you strike it right methinks.



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