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Sea runners - Early Season Excitement - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.

The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.

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Pirtek Fishing Challenge - Tasmania

Here's the final results for the Pirtek Fishing Challenge for tassie. I'm very happy with my result to catch what I did in the Mersey River as I knew it was going to be tough to be most fish taken from the lakes. I won a $300-00 prize pack from Berkley & Companion Equipment.
**Tasmania Pirtek winners.
 Brown Trout
1st 61.0cm Jamie Harris
2nd 56.0cm Adrian Webb
3rd 55.8cm Todd Lambert
Jr 1st 50.0cm Fletcher Crosswell
Jr 2nd 47.3cm Stephanie Crosswell
Mystery Length 48.5cm 49.6cm James Bracken
1st 43.2cm Andrew Krushka
2nd 42.7cm Nathan Meyers
3rd 40.3cm Luke Cordwell
Jr 1st NOT WON 
Jr 2nd NOT WON 
Mystery Length 35.5cm 35.6cm Jason Bird
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