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Launceston's suburban trouting

The little lure was halfway back when a yellowish flash and a sharp tug indicated it had drawn the interest on one of this little stream's inhabitants. After a short thrashing fight with a couple of jumps, I was able to work the small trout into the bank for a quick photo and release. This was my first for the day and whilst only a small fish at around 40cm long for water this small it was a monster and at least it showed that this little stream held fish and that the water, though discoloured from recent heavy rains was still clear enough for lure fishing. I had only been fishing for less than 10 minutes, was still at work less than 25 minutes previously and with home less than 10 minutes drive away I knew I could afford to stick around for a while longer before having to head homewards for dinner. This suburban trouting was not bad at all.

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Huntsman Lake

This year’s brown trout season is already half over and it does not go down in my diary as one of the best. I have been lucky enough with time off and holidays to fish all my favourite waters including Echo, Great Lake, Woods and Arthurs but all have disappointed so far. One water however that stands out as being consistent is Huntsman Lake at Meander. I have had a great season here so far and eagerly anticipate the start of the dry fly season of this hopefully gum beetle encircled lake. 

Huntsmans Lake 16/8/2013

We had a quick trip to Huntsman today started fishing at 7.30am and finished at 10am. We managed to land three fish (kept this time), for some elderly people I know who only like small to medium size fish to eat.

Huntsmans Lake 16/8/2013

We had a quick trip to Huntsman today started fishing at 7.30am and finished at 10am. We managed to land three fish (kept this time), for some elderly people I know who only like small to medium size fish to eat.

Huntsmans Lake 24/2/2013

Trev and I headed out to the Huntsman for a couple of hours today; the water was very calm and 22 degrees. We found a few fish moving in a wind lane but they were very hard work. The lake is very low.
On the way home we saw this sign selling goats, the paddocks they were in are very dry, but as it was pouring with rain up there, they may get a feed soon.

Dale & Trev

Huntsmans Lake 24/2/2013

Trev and I headed out to the Huntsman for a couple of hours today; the water was very calm and 22 degrees. We found a few fish moving in a wind lane but they were very hard work. The lake is very low.
On the way home we saw this sign selling goats, the paddocks they were in are very dry, but as it was pouring with rain up there, they may get a feed soon.

Dale & Trev

Huntsman Lake Report 23/6/2012

Here's a report on a couple of hours at the Huntsman on Saturday afternoon. You could say it was a bit cool, but that's fishing for this time of year.
Arrived out there 3.30 fished till dark (5.30) landed 6 browns, keeping 3 for in-laws and released the rest.

Huntsmans Lake Report 21/4/2012

Today Trev, my dad, (Geoff ) and I had a very hard afternoon fishing at Huntsman Lake.
When we arrived it was bright and sunny, not a ripple on the water.
As previously stated, we worked very hard for two  (and 3 others on and lost).
A nice big black cloud along with a breeze came and i thought this would improve things,... but that was it.
Not another touch all afternoon.
Dale and Trev (Please Click Read More for Pictures )

Huntsmans Lake 18/2/2012

Trev and I spent the afternoon on Saturday fishing Huntsman Lake. We arrived at  12.30 to a perfect overcast day with high expectations that some fish would be rising, after a slow cruise around the lake, not one fish was spotted, so it was away with the fly rods and out with the hard lures.
We started drifting along the western shore of a very low lake, 3rd cast and there was a small fish of about 3/4 of a pound in the boat From then on until “go home time” at 7.00pm it was one hit after another with 19 fish boated for the day, we were getting hit’s every 5 or six casts.

Huntsman Lake Gate Opening Hours

Huntsman Lake - a fabulous all year round trout fishing venue
Rivers and Water Supply Commission advise that the summer gate opening hours for Huntsman Lake are:
Boat ramp and Dam : Open 5.00am and Close 8.00pm
The Dairy day use area: Open 5.00am and Close 9.00pm

Lake River and Huntsmans Lake Report

Fished the Lake River on Monday 22nd November and with river levels still high there were not many fish showing. Caught a few and saw a few, but they were reluctant fish. With all rivers still high and with good flows the season will improve. Most rivers will have received another rise in level as rain over the weekend of 27/28 November gives them a boost.
Fished Huntsman Lake on Saturday morning 27 November in very calm conditions. There were plenty of fish right on the shallow shores. Some were even in behind the sticks and virtually impossible to present a fly to. Broke three off whilst attempting the impossible and landed one of less than a kilo. On the way back to the ramp there were quite a few fish taking midges in the middle of the flat calm. Got the fly in front of a few, but no takes. I heard after the Saturday night rain it was spilling again.

Fish Frenzy at the Huntsman Lake - around 8th Nov.

Hi All,
After two false starts with my boat this season I arranged to meet Jim at Deloraine at a time that would have us waiting at the Huntsman boom gate with our waders on and boat ready to launch at 6am. Jim reckoned that the boom did not operate until 6.01 costing him fishing time!

Huntsman Lake 13-02-2010

Hi all, Just got back from and impromptu trip to the Huntsman with my family a couple of mates and their families.
What a fantastic looking water this is, they definitely got this one right when they established it.

Huntsman Lake

This section on Huntsman is a bit of a joint venture between Mike Stevens, Rivers and Waters Commission, Inland Fisheries Service and myself, Shane Flude.

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