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Jigging for Trout

Tom Crawford takes a slightly different approach to lure fishing for trout.
Vertical jigging is becoming very popular in salt water fishing in Tasmania with the release of many large and sophisticated jig's hitting the market. But very few people try this method for trout. One of the biggest problem trout fisherman face is getting their lure or fly down to where the fish are sitting. This technique cures that problem. Jigging for trout has been extremely popular in New Zealand for quite some time and has produced many good sized fish there. In this article I will give you a look into what I believe should be one of the more popular fishing techniques in Tasmania in years to come.
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2014 Tasmanian Flycasting Championships

The 2014 Tasmanian Flycasting Championships were held at the beautiful Salmon Ponds at Plenty.  The weekend celebrations of the 150th Anniversary  since the introduction of Trout ensured a large positive crowd were present to  watch the competition.
  Inland Fisheries had generously donated $1000 for  the event, so the competition for club funds was a little more intense this year.   Two events were held, The Dry Fly Accuracy  and the technically challenging Wet Fly.   An interesting  variety of styles and techniques made their way across the plank to warm applause and encouragement.  Of course its all about accuracy rather than style but i have to mention the beautiful controlled casting of Lauchie Hayes. 
 
At the end of days play, the Kingborough Club won the Club championship, with the Tasmanian Flytyers 2nd and Inland Fisheries 3rd.
In the individual  competition, Graham Davis came 1st, the ever improving Lachlan Hayes 2nd and David Hemmings 3rd.
 
Lauchie Hayes  was the only competitor in the junior section.
Finally, I'd like to thank the many volunteers that helped on the day and Inland Fisheries for the generous donation.
See you next year 
David Hemmings
 
 
 
 
 


 
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