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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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guide-smallGuide Reservoir Report 27/2/2015

This 2 kg trout was caught on mudeyes at the Guide Reservoir today.
Regards Neville

Background Information on the Guide Reservoir

http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/archive/IFSDatabaseManager/WatersDatabase/guide-reservoir

Guide Reservoir Map

 

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lake-leake-2015-02-12-cLake Leake 9/02/2015 

Fit healthy fish having a devil of a time on a cool evening
With the lake waters still around the 20°C and a cool evening with a north easterly wind, we decided to take my sister’s boyfriend Joe out for a fish on the lake, as he had never caught a trout before.

Little Pine Lagoon Boat Ramp

Please read the attached PDF. This notice will be hung in the Great Lake Store and the Highlands Lodge from this Friday.

lake-augusta-2015-01-23-bLake Augusta Report

We fished Lake Augusta alongside Mark Tapsell today. We finished with four well conditioned browns and missed numerous others, probably each of us should have caught our bag if luck had gone our way. All fish were taken on dun patterns although the real deal was hard to find on the water.
We were both pleasantly surprised at the condition and strength of these fish. There is plenty of water in Augusta at the moment.
The IFS guys were out and about conducting licence checks and said they had been issuing a lot of infringement notices to unlicensed anglers.

anglers-alliancePenstock Lagoon Ramp Upgrade

MAST is looking for feedback on this proposal before construction starts in April.
Any queries, comments or suggestions please let me know. (see attached PDF)

Cheers
Denis Edwards - Executive Officer

boundary-bay-aBoundary Bay

Had a nice little session in Boundary Bay (Great Lake) ​Wednesday evening, 7th January, fishing alongside Benny Dodd. Five Browns and two Rainbows caught on Hardbodies & Plastics.
Regards
Todd

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Australia Day Lake Pedder 2015 Trout fishing competition Thursday 22nd Jan to Monday 26th Jan.

Every competitor is placed in the draw to win the boat package
On behalf of Lake Pedder Anglers Club, I would like to invite all anglers to our 35th Australia Day Trout Fishing Competition. All competitors will be placed in a draw to win a boat package, to win you must be present at the draw on Monday 26th. The prize pool has once again been valued at over $20,000 and we thank our sponsors for their support to this event. This is a family orientated competition with activities for children throughout the event. Join us for some serious fishing followed by evenings filled with laughter and fishing stories around the Chalet bar. If you’re new to trout fishing, come along, our members are very supportive and will be very happy to give you some tips on the finer art of trout fishing.

lake-dulverton-2014-11-16-cLake Dulverton 16/11/2014

Connor’s not only mastered the art of tying flies he has also proved he can catch trout on his flies. Lake Dulverton 16/11/14
Our sister was heading down to Oatlands to do some observing at the Moto Trials today, Connor and I decided that we could be dropped off at Lake Dulverton, as we have never fished this lake before. We loaded up the fly rods due to knowing that this Lake is known for being VERY weedy.

lake-leake-2014-11-16Lake Leake 16/11/2014

Left home at 4am, the Sun was well and truly up when I arrived. The water was like glass, fish on top everywhere after midge. Spooky as hell .Managed 2 on the fly and lipped another three... Too quick on the strike. I trolled a soft plastic around whilst looking for solidly feeding fish and had a brown that would have easily went 4 -5 pounds jump 3 times and spit the hook, also had another big grab for a solid head shake but no hook up.... T/ tails.

Lake Cresent

Help needed. In 1973 Billy Zotch caught a very big trout in Lake Crescent on a Big Bat lure. 
Do you know that lure? Do you have one or a photo. Free gift if you can help. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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