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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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gone fishing day 2016 logoGet into fishing! The first ever national Gone Fishing Day is happening on Sunday, 16 October! It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors. Either register below for one of the Fishcare supported events around the state or as an individual at the Gone Fishing Day website - you could win a prize!
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Devonport
Devonport City Council Fishing Clinic, Reg Hope Park, 10am - 1pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Helens
Fishcare Learn to Fish Clinic, St Helens Wharf, 10am - 2pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

George Town
Tamar River Family Fun Fish, hosted by the Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania, 9am - 2pm. Fishing from Batman Bridge to Low Head. BBQ at George Town Yacht Club. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Midway Point
McGees Bridge Fishcare Community Patrol, 10am-12pm. BYO fishing rod or some available to use. Pick up a free ruler or fishing Guide. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beauty Point
Get Outside with the Community Migrant Fishing Clinic, hosted by Parks and Wildlife, Inspection Head Wharf, 1-3pm. Limited numbers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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