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Jigging Unknown Waters

Saltwater jigging is a technique that is really getting a solid following worldwide, but in Tasmania it is relatively unknown. Tasmania does have the species and the waters to make this work and tackle shop owner Leroy Tirant recently gave it a try with a couple of mates.Jigging lures for fish has been around for many years, but it's only in recent times that tackle and the lures themselves have been specifically developed for this new born form of fishing. High speed reels, braid, and ultra-light, fast tapered rods have come forward in leaps and bounds as this new frontier has been developed.

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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)

Lake Leake Report 6/11/2011

Apart from yesterday afternoon (where the wind got a bit wild for a time), it was fantastic weather for camping.
Fly fishing “early morning” seems to be the best bet here at the moment, although President Jim was talking to a fellow camper who had a great day a fortnight ago on duns in the Big Timber area around midday, where he landed 7.

Report Lake leake/Sth.Esk River

We fished the opening day of trout season with Bailey at Lake leake,arrived at Kalangadoo boat ramp around 10am,lake calm as a mill pond. We managed one small rainbow around 1lb in Kalangadoo bay,then we fished the big timber shore and got a 1lb brownie,lost a couple more.

Lake Leake 2011-01-21

They say an impending thunderstorm brings the fish on the bite......after today I believe it.
President Johnny Dekkers and myself left home at 4 am this morning so that we could be on the water just as daylight hit. After quickly launching Johnny's tinny, we headed out in search of feeding trout...we love this water because we know only to well that there are "nearly" always opportunities to cast to feeding fish in the windlanes that regularly form here overnight.

Fishing report Lake Leake Thursday 21st October.


Hi all,
           Mike Stevens, Stuart Cotteral and myself fished Lake Leake this morning, conditions promised a lot but delivered little. We had opportunities although the fish were not as plentiful as we have seen on previous trips. They spooked very easily....saw a few gum beetles and smut on the water but that was about it. Finished up with two, one in good condition and the other "average". Both caught on Orange bead head nymphs hung 18 inches under a dry.
Regards,
President Todd

Lake Leake October 3rd, 2010

4.45 am this morning saw myself jumping out of bed and heading to Lake Leake for a spot of early morning wind lane fishing.

Report from Vic and Rose at Lake Leake

Decided to go to Lake Leake this morning, very cold early. Started to fish about seven, Victors day today he got two nice browns (slightly underweight) and a nice rainbow and returned another small rainbow.
A couple of other strikes and follow ins. All fish had a belly full of stick caddis. I couldn't fish much my shoulder as hurting.

Presidents Report from Vic and Rose

Lake Leake

Matt Byrne has fished Lake Leake consistently over the past 15 years and finds that despite its relatively central proximity to Launceston and Hobart, he rarely shares the lake with more than one or two other fishers! Here he gives a bit of incentive for anglers to explore this underrated and picturesque east coast water.

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