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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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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

Tooms Lake, October 13 2010

Finished with 16 in total only five of which were browns, rainbows very strong & pulled like little freight trains.
Thier size was up to 3.5 pounds. The water was still quite dirty, hardly anyone about and no one trolling it.....virtually had Tooms to themselves.
No sign of Galaxias only two were found in stomach contents...mainly full of stick caddis. Most fish were caught on a mudeye pattern cast to moving fish. Big hatch of midge last night, fish on top everywhere...threw a mudeye pattern in the direction that the "flash was heading"....caught ten in this session.

Very windy today, didn't fish. John did agree with Shaun that things were not easy and felt they were lucky to be "in the right place at the right time" for their best session.

Cheers, Todd
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