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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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2019 ffcAustralia will to host the 39th FIPS- Mouche World Fly Fishing championships in Tasmania in late November 2019.

More information is available on the recently released web site This web site will be updated from time to time as we progress to the event.

An information brochure, has been produced, which outlines the event and calls for volunteers hosts and others. The brochure can be found here.

To run such an international event requires a lot of funding. We have achieve considerable corporate and government support to help us meet our operating budget we still need your support.

Through the generosity of three sponsors Driftwater, Thousand Lakes Lodge and Essential Fly Fisher we are able to offer an online raffle with a limit of 2000 tickets only . The raffle is drawn at the end of March 2018 and all the details are on the web suite just push the GREEN button and follow the prompts .

If you could please by buying a ticket in this fantastic raffle and by telling your friends that would be appreciated.

Thank in anticipation for your assistance


Malcolm Crosse


World Fly Fishing Championship

Tasmania 2019

P.S. For a look at the WFFC event this year in Italy go to

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