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Early trout fishing prospects

Greg French takes a look at where and when you can find a trout or two.

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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.
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.
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