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Presented from Issue 106, October 2013
The way many start trout fishing is with a cheap little rod and a few worms. Bait fishing is one of the most enjoyable ways of fishing and often the least expensive too - no matter if it is trout - or from a jetty fishing for salt water species.
This article is on the simple basics of bait fishing for trout. There are several methods used to catch trout, and most novice trout anglers begin by learning to catch trout on light spinning tackle and bait fish first, before moving on up to the more advanced methods of trout fishing like spinning with spinners, hard body and soft plastic lures.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Flounder Report 15th May 2010

With the trout season now closed for Trev and myself at least (we don't bother with the waters still open from now on), we thought we would head down the Tamar and try for a feed of Flounder.
Where to go? .... that was the question.

Previous experience had told me that a quick visit in to see Damon Sherriff at Sport "n" Fish in George Town would give me the mail as he is always generous with his information around the local area. As usual I wasn't disappointed and that evening (last night, Friday 14th May)  we headed off with a couple of mates in tow, bound for the flats at Kelso.
We missed the turn of the tide by about an hour and half  (which from previous experience) is always the best time for floundering in the Tamar, but with a bit of effort we still managed 20 nice sized ones in a few short hours, we also saw plenty of small garfish, millions of toadfish (no surprise there!!) , juvenile squid, mullet and various other species, the experience of seeing them with a flounder light is enough to keep my boy interested, we even had time to pull out the old gasmate cooker, boiled the billy and cook a sausage before making our way home.
So in short, I know it's Winter, I know its cold, but if you rug up warm, grab your neoprene waders, you won't notice it, you may even end up with a feed of nice size Flounder for the table.....better than sitting at home watching the idiot box.......that's my view at least.

By Dale Howard (Yep Tassie Tackle)

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