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Presented from Issue 93

Thousands of Tasmanians participate in recreational line fishing each year with the majority fishing in marine waters. The most popular target species is flathead with Australian salmon also keenly sought.

Tasmania has a dedicated group of over 23,000 anglers who trout fish each year, many of whom also fish in marine waters. However, a larger proportion of recreational anglers who fish in marine waters don’t go trout fishing. If you are one of these anglers, why not give trout fishing a go this season?

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Lake Leake Report – 11/8/2013

Hi everyone, Mick took Connor and me around to the Northern side of the lake for a fish (Snake Rock). He lent Connor and me a set of waders as we are saving up to buy our own.
When we got to our destination, we chucked on the waders, and I grabbed my fly rod out of the back, and Connor went for his spinning rod, and Mick got his Fly rod.

Lake Leake Report 4/8/2013

A rough picture of our Lake Leake catch on Sunday morning.
Saturday we spun for hours for just 2 fish me a nice medium sized brown just
outside Snow Bay and Franco a 1 kg rainbow near Breakfast Pt. both fish on
Tassie Devils.

Lake Leake 3/8/2013

Hi all, Lake leake was our chosen destination for the opening day of the trout season.
Leaving home at 6.30am , egg n bacons , coffee, along with a "nip or two of scotch" were first on the agenda when we arrived.
As expected, the weather was atrocious but we still managed to find a break in the wind at about 9.30 am.
President Bill Williams landed a nice rainbow and a brown, whilst I broke on one and missed another.

Lake Leake 3/8/2013

Hi everyone... opening day didn’t start as planned.
I arrived home late from work Friday night and I didn't get a chance to get the gear ready so it was up bright and early to make up for lost time, one problem, unable to find the bungs for the boat!
The decision was made to wait until the shops opened in order to get some new ones.
At 9am with this part of the mission completed, we were on our way knowing we were going to miss out on Todd's famous egg and bacon breakfast, (not to mention the scotch).

Lake Leake Report – 3/8/2013

Well, what a start to the 2013/14 trout season.
Awaking up to reasonable strong wind gusts and a light frost we headed of down to the lake deciding to leave the tinny in the shed as the 3hp motor wouldn’t have got us far in the wind!
I took my fly rod, and Connor had his spinning rod with the trusty old green and gold spinner! We were fishing for around half an hour, and Connor had a nice brown have a crack at his lure, but to his disappointment it got off.  With a cast here and a flick there, there didn’t seem much movement at along the shoreline.

Lake Leake 4/5/2013

My fishing cobber and I finished-off the season last weekend at our main stamping ground - Lake Leake.
Frank took two browns and a nice rainbow on a Tassie Devil “Rowley’s Riot” hard lure. I took three rainbows – one on a Gary Glitter soft plastic and the other two on a small green wiggle-tail plastic.
Because of the powerful wind that just wouldn’t let up we stayed near the shacks, mainly near the dam and along to Cutting Grass. The browns were around the corner in the lee of Coglan’s Point. They were not much above a pound each but nicely coloured. Frank’s rainbow was one of the October released fish and still had quite a bit of the fish farm fat inside.

Lake Leake Report17/12/2012

Our neighbour Rodney decided to take myself and my brother Connor out in the boat on Lake Leake for a couple of hours. While out on the water, there was a fair NW breeze blowing. We trolled up the Big Timber Shore. We were getting a few hits; I then changed to a different Tassie Devil lure. My lure wasn’t even in the water 5 minutes before I was on! It was a nice little brown measuring 30cm, which is a nice pan size!

Lake Leake Report 5/11/2012

Connor, Wally and I went out on Lake Leake for a couple of hours. We were in Wally’s boat and headed out at 12:30, and we trawled up around the Big Timber Shore, only getting a few touches. We then went over to the island getting a bit of cover from the wind, and getting a few hits on Tassie devil lures. We then trawled across in to Choco log bay, where Wally had a nice hit, but dropped it. We fished in there for about 45 minutes, getting a few hits. We then started to head back to Kalangadoo Bay, where Wally hooked this small Rainbow trout.

Lake Leake 10/9/2012

My brother and I went for a fish down the lake, Connor was fishing off the rocks at the Kalangadoo Bay Boat ramp, and had a few hits from a rainbow, and then he hooked it. It was 30 cm, we headed Back home as the rain started to really come down, and at about 4:30, we went back down as the rain had eased. I had a few hits from this small Rainbow, but I cast out to where there is this stump, let it sink and worked it back. On the 3rd time I let it sink,

Lake Leake 15/10/2012

Johnny Dekkers and myself fished Lake Leake today. Leaving home at 5am hopes were high that we may get some early morning wind lane action...it wasn't to be. Although a bit chilly, conditions seemed almost perfect with an overcast sky and light winds. No insect life at all, just a light smattering of midge..not enough to get them looking to the surface though.

Lake Leake 17/9/2012

Connor and I went for a fish down the lake; we had a few casts down off the boat ramp but we had no luck. So we decided to move up around to the Big Timber Shore, and still had no luck… We went back to the boat ramp, and I ended up getting this nice little rainbow! It measured in at 32cm. I caught it on a Loftys green & gold spinner.
This is my 3rd trout for the season, and I hope to get a few more!!!   
Samuel Evans – Lake Leake Tasmania

Lake Leake Report 11/9/2012

We went back down to the lake once the rain eased off, I was fishing at the boat ramp with a “YEP Black and gold flapper” (Thanks Dale!!) And I had a small rainbow have a go at it, but it didn’t take it, I have about 4 more casts, let it sink, and felt a few hits, then it took the soft plastic! It put up a good fight. When I got it to the bank, the hook was not going anywhere, it was in deep! It’s my 2nd trout for the 2012/2013 season. And it’s not a bad size at, 47cm & 1.8pounds!

Samuel Evans – Lake Leake

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Lake Leak Report 21/8/2012

Connor and I went for a fish at the lake, we went up around the bay a bit and I flicked a “Yep” Rainbow Ripper minnow around. While Connor was using a squidgy bug, but no luck. We decided to head back to the Kalangadoo Bay Boat ramp, and changed my lure to a metal rainbow lure. I had around about 5 casts, casted let it sink, and I hooked this nice little rainbow! It was my first trout for the season, it wasn’t a monster, but still, I can’t complain!!  Was in good condition and nice and fat! It was 31cm and around about 1lb.
Regards,
Samuel Evans – Lake Leake

Lake Leake Report 13/8/2012

Samuel Evans - Kalangadoo/Tasmania
My brother and I went for a fish down the lake, I was fishing off a log and I landed these 2 rainbow trout, the 1st one was 31cm & the 2nd one was 34cm. The trout were in good condition. They were my 1st trout for the season. I hope to catch a few more! (But just a bit bigger)

Connor Evans

Lake Leake Report

We arrived around 11am to a stiff 15 knot SW breeze, turning around later and dying off to around 5 knots from the NW later in the day. We finished up with around twelve trout, most being small rainbows up to 1lb. Trev landed a brown of around 3lb in fair condition which had been feeding on stick caddis.
Most fish were caught on Dale’s new hard body lures, “Golden Seducer”, “Red nut” & KW Galaxid.

Lake Leake Christmas 2011

Just before Christmas last year, my brother (10), sister (15) and I (14) went out on Lake Leake fishing. We weren’t out on the water for more than 5 minutes; Connor hooked a small brown, then Gracie-mae but both under size.  Not long after that I hooked something that felt like a log, it was pulling like a freight train!! When we got it up to the side of the boat, it was monster red fin perch!!  We got it in the boat measured and weighed in at 45cm, 2.7pounds, it was a whopper.

Lake Leake 5/5/2012

Mike, my mate Zam and I took the bit between the teeth and fished Lake Leake on closing weekend. Zam sneaked up early and fished on the Friday for four reasonable fish as well as a few of the small rainbows the lake seems to be teeming with.  Not fair really, as they were already hanging in the safe to tease me when I arrived just on dark Friday night.

Lake Leake and the Presidents

Approximately 15 Presidents converged on Lake Leake for this weekend’s get together.
As expected, the fishing was quite hard but the rewards were there for those that persevered and had a bit of luck on their side. It was great to see a few new faces attending and hopefully they enjoyed themselves as much as we did their company.

Arthurs and Lake Leake 15/1/2011

My mate Darrel and I have just got home from another enjoyable but tough trip to Arthurs and Lake Leake. Unlike you lucky locals who can pick and choose your days we have to take what we get and make the best of it.

Lake Leake 23/12/2011

We had a fish at Lake Leake on Friday afternoon with Trev & Bailey, had to go down to St.Helens, so we decided to have a go there on the way down.
We arrived to a flat calm lake, very warm, saw some fish moving on top, got the fly rod out this time and caught four “smallish” rainbows and lost four others, fish caught on emergers.
Trev caught a brownie and a nice bowie around the two pound mark on hard bodies and Bailey caught one rainbow on a softie.
Fishing died off later in the day when a cold front came over from the east.
Hope everyone has a great xmas.
CHEERS PHIL ZANETTO

Lake Leake Report 12/11/2011

Mike Stevens, myself and retired IFS Inspector Viv Spencer went for a drive to Lake Leake today. Given the black sky that hovered above our heads this morning around 7.30 am, we were mindful that it may well have been just "a boat towing exercise" and there stood a good chance of us all not even wetting a line.

Lake Leake Report 7/11/2011

It was a windy day at Lake Leake, but we still decided to go out on the lake. We were in our mates 12.6 foot dinghy, we trolled all the way up to the top end. We were flicking some green & gold lures around, and I hooked a fish, and my friend said, "You have just got grass" but the fish jumped out of the water. When we landed it, it came in at 53cm and 2.76 pound. It was a good fish. After that we trolled back home and the weather was getting worse, so we wound the lines in and went back to the boat ramp. It was my 1st fish for the season. And my biggest so far!

Samuel Evans (Click Read More for the full size picture)

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