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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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Lake Leake 29/3/2014

Another good morning on Lake Leake, 6 all up between us.
Jim McKenna was happy with his day as well after landing these couple of leviathans.
Regards
 
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Lake Leake Report 26/3/2014

Well, light north easterly winds and an overcast day. Pop decided to come over for another fish with us Yun guns!  After school had finished we loaded up the rods, and were on the water by 3:30pm I had sent Adrian from FBT a PM to get some knowledge on what Mepps Spinner I should use. So I went with the copper blade #1 black fury. We trawled up the western side of Kalangadoo bay, up along Red Beach where we had a triple hook up! We were onto something, of course it would only be red fin, but hey… It’s a start!

Lake Leake 23/3/2014

Mark Tapsell and myself headed to Lake Leake early this morning in search of a contender for today's Pirtek Challenge...I caught three over 54 cm so hopefully I am in with a shot with one of them.
Regardless of that, we landed 8 between us in a little session of around 4 hours. We also lost a couple of others.

Lake Leake Report 14/3/2014

Grandson finally catches the biggest fish for the day
Pop come over again from Bicheno today to show us grandkids “How to catch a big trout” and to see if he could show us young’uns up again, like last trip out on the lake! We ditched school at 1pm (not really, for those whom don’t know we are schooled through distance education and seeing that Connor and I had all of our tasks up to date, we got to knock off early and as you all know fishing is VERY educational!) 

Lake Augusta

Another good day at Lake Augusta
It is pretty low but a mate and I managed nine on dries last Saturday 8 March. I had a few more on but they fell off. Mostly in pretty good nick
Cheers, Phil Z.
 
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Great Lake 1/2/2014

We decided to head up to Great Lake today with George Papp hoping to get onto some fish out in the middle of the lake in the waves. We arrived around 11 am and finished around 5pm. Conditions were good, with a northerly wind around 10 to 15 knots and a clear sky, but did not see a fish. It must have spent a couple of hours out there, so we decided to head into Canal Bay for a look.

Great Lake 1/2/2014

We decided to head up to Great Lake today with George Papp hoping to get onto some fish out in the middle of the lake in the waves. We arrived around 11 am and finished around 5pm. Conditions were good, with a northerly wind around 10 to 15 knots and a clear sky, but did not see a fish. It must have spent a couple of hours out there, so we decided to head into Canal Bay for a look.

Back to Pedder Trout Fishing Competition 2014

Please find attached the media release from Lake Pedder Anglers Club for the Australia Day week - Back to Pedder Trout Fishing Competition held last weekend.
Regards
Sharon Mallinson
Secretary
Lake Pedder Anglers Club
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Lake Augusta 26/1/2014

Had a trip to Lake Augusta today with mad George Papp,arrived at 11am and finished fishing around 4pm. It was bright and sunny conditions with light n.nw breeze. We had a lot of fish feeding on top early on to gummies, but going quiet later on when breeze picked up a bit, we managed 16 browns and 1 rainbow We only keeping our limit of five each of course with the rest released to fight another day.

Lake Leake 27/1/2014

With mainland guests (Kevin and Jules) over for the Australia day weekend, we hatched a plan to head to Lake Leake this morning and to be back at the Red Bridge Cafe at Campbelltown for a 9am breakfast. I was designated boat driver, Kevin was “bow ballast” and “net boy” and the two ladies (Janet and Jules) would fish.

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