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Strahan and Macquarie Harbour


Great fishing, variety and spectacular scenery is what awaits anglers venturing to Tasmania's wild west coast.
Getting there takes about three and a half hours from Launceston or four and a half hours from Hobart (add half an hour if trailing a boat).
The major angling species are Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, Australian salmon, shark, flounder, striped trumpeter, morwong, flathead and couta.
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George's Bay and Grand Slam

We headed to St Helens Caravan Park on Tuesday and came home on Sunday. Fishing was quiet tuff in the bay only catching 8 trevally, 4 bream and lots of other bits and pieces. All trevally were caught on a wide range of plastics and bream on Yep hard bodies. We tried swimming a wide range of hard bodies but the Yep hard bodies were the only ones that would work.

On Saturday was the Grand Slam. I caught the trevally in the first five minutes which was a great start, then a salmon just size an hour later. Then we caught a weed whiting, mullet, flathead and leather jacket which are all worth 10 points each. With 10 minutes of the comp to go Donna snared a nice bream giving us a score of 128 points.

With a huge shock we came third in the comp and we all had a great day. Thanks Dale for supplying everyone with a hard body which contributed to us winning the third place trophy.

Presidents  Jamie, Stu, Patrick and Queen Donna.
Team Hornet

PS  Once again the boys were pretty happy I was fishing with them - the numerous lure changes (they make them in such pretty colours!) two or three major knots (nothing a pair of scissors didn't fix) and a snag or two and losing a monster fish (I'm pretty sure it was a Kingfish - the boys didn't seem to agree - but I was the one holding the rod when it went crazy) all seemed trivial once I had caught the Bream:) and was pretty amazing considering the horrid reel they had me using - so have put in an order for a new one - I'm thinking a Certate reel would be fine:)

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