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Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.

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tas-trout-classicsTasmanian Trout Classic Final – Round 3 Nov 29 and 30th Arthurs Lake

Round Two Tas Trout Classic – wrap up.
It was tournament time again for Tasmanian anglers with round 2 of the TAS Trout Classic Series run and won in the central highlands. Weather conditions were very challenging which created quite a lot of drama for the 33 entered teams.
The Tonic Eyewear Great Lake Classic got underway with the compulsory briefing at the Great Lake Hotel on Friday evening. One lucky entrant again walked away with a LOX Ambassador Hybrid Series rod valued at $350. Most entrants enjoyed the hospitality of the Hotel prior to the briefing with good food and cold drinks.

Results for Tasmanian State Fly Fishing Championships ​25/26 October

Hi Mike,
Plenty of fish caught at Arthurs, Penstock and Li​t​tle​ Pine with Tom Jarman of Vic first, Christopher Bassano 2nd, Jonothan Stagg third, Mark Youngman 4th , Glenn Eggleton 5th.
Some big fish from Penstock and a good range of sizes in Arthurs.

Tasmanian Trout Classic Tournament Series

Dates of the upcoming Tasmanian Trout Classic Tournament Series to be held August through November.
Dates and venues are as follows;
  • R1 - Derwent River AUG 30/31 launching from Millbrook Rise
  • R2 - Great Lake OCT 18/19 launching from Swan Bay
  • R3 - Arthurs Lake NOV 29/30 launching from Jonah Bay

World Fly Fishing Championship 2014

The World Championships are over and we are on the road to Prague, just stopped now in Ceske Budovice for breakfast/coffee at - wait for it - McDonalds! The boys are looking pretty comfortable tucking into their Veprova Bageta Deluxes, loosely translated by John Fisher as "a Big Mac with a lot of something". We have another couple of hours of driving to Prague airport where Luke and Hobbsy will catch flights home and the rest of us will go on to Devon in England for the Commonwealth Championships.

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.

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.
Cheers
Adrian

Tasmanian Family Fishing Festival

Get on it people....great event and full of fantastic features this year....visit the Tasmanian Family Fishing Festival page to find out all about what else is happening this year....exciting stuff  The Tasmanian Family Fishing Festival is a Family event based around a Fishing competition that will be held from St Helens on Tasmania's sunny East Coast.
The Tasmanian Family Fishing Festival will be held on Saturday the 27th of April, competition registrations will be available from 7-8am on the St Helens Foreshore, fishing time is from 8am-2pm, weigh in from 2pm-4pm and presentations at 5pm.
Cost is Adults $20 and children under 16 $10
Fish off a jetty or a boat, anyone can enter with lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a boat with motor. 

Triabunna Fishing Festival

Information and entry forms are at http://www.fishtasmania.com.au/
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Triabunna Seafest

Triabunna Seafest is a 2 day event being held on APRIL 5th and 6th
The weekend will include Tasmania's richest fishing tournament 
The prize pool is $ 30 000 and growing.
IMPORTANTLY there is are two sections both being eligible for the $15 000 major prize

The National Fly Fishing Champinships

The National Fly Fishing Champinships were held over 3 days finishing Sunday with Josh Flowers of Meander finishing a brilliant first at only 18 years old (first Nationals) and Jonothan Stagg of Relbia a close second (previous 3 times National winner and 11th individual in the last World Championships in Norway).Vern Barby of Ballarat was third. 
In the Teams Event, Victoria was first, Tasmania second and South Australia/Western Australia third.

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