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Tiny creeks and sea run trout - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.

I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.

These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.

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Lake King William Report 13/3/2012

John Cleary, Mike Stevens and I headed out to Lake King William yesterday, doing "research" on this water for the next edition of Tas Fishing and Boating News. What an underutilised and hidden gem this place is. I cannot wait to head back there again.

Plenty of duns and Jassids about, along with an unlimited amount of decent quality fish ready to have a crack at your flies or lures.
We fished out of Guelph Basin.
When we arrived, it was incredibly still and fish were feeding in a wind lane out in the middle, even though it was 10 am and the sun was up high in the sky. We couldn't catch them. Goodness knows what it would have been like earlier in the morning, mayhem I reckon!
Anyway, kept the better photos for the article but have attached a couple showing just how beautiful this place is.
Regards,
President Todd

 

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