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West Coast sea trout

by Greg French

Sea trout are simply brown trout which spend time in the ocean. In spring they follow huge schools of whitebait into the estuaries and lower freshwater reaches of most of the state's rivers and creeks. Some of the best action is conveniently close to Tasmania's major population centres. Hobart has the mighty Derwent as well as the southern rivers (including the Huon, Lune and Esperance). Launceston anglers have the Tamar, North Esk and Great Forester. While on the north west coast there are a number of superb fisheries, including the Mersey, Leven, Forth, Black, Detention, Inglis and Duck.

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We would like to make you aware that we have recently posted a report by Stewart Dick on our website that reports on the recent Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in Canada. Congratulations to team 'Australia Gold' who won the team bronze medal at this event. We would also like to congratulate team 'Australia Green' as we know both Australian teams worked together closely as a group, and the success belongs to all Australian angers who attended the event, not just the gold team members. 
Our guides achieved commendable individual results with Craig Coltman finishes in 8th place and Stewart Dick finishing in 15th place. Craig Coltman also won the fly casting event! We would also like to make a special mention on our client Glenn Eggleton who placed 22nd at the event. Well done to all of you. 
Please click the below link to read Stewart's detailed report about this event:
Kind regards
Christopher Bassano
Owner / Manager / Guide
Rainbow Lodge Tasmania
Presenter of Tasmanian Fly Fishing Techniques DVDs
2012 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships
Australian Team & Individual Gold Medallist
2014 Australian Fly Fishing Championships
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FFF Certified Casting Instructor
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Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249
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