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Presented from Issue 102, February 2013

Summer is certainly the best time of the year to go fishing around Burnie. With a little well prepared burley, you can catch just about anything! From big silver trevally and salmon to elephant fish and seven gilled sharks, there is something for just about everyone. Red Rock, situated on the western side of Burnie in the suburb of Cooee, is my favourite spot to wet a line around town. Why? The variety. There isn’t that much you cant catch there!

I’ve been fishing at Red Rock and it’s surroundings ever since I was a young whipper- snapper and I don’t think I’ve had so much success anywhere else around Burnie, or along the entire north western coastline for that matter!

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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 -

Arthurs Lake 2/1/2012

Rob and I decided to head for Arthurs yesterday and fish “gentleman’s hours” - the weather looked perfect for a big dun hatch. We arrived at around 11am and conditions were perfect around Brazendale Island– warm and overcast and a light breeze from the north.

No fly life on arrival so we thought we would fish wets until the duns came “on” – which never happened. Not a dun was seen all around the Island at our traditional hotspots. Our only dry fly work was when we got a couple of sippers in close in some sheltered water.
We wondered if things may have been better in the Cowpaddock where the water is shallower?
A good day was had regardless and we left the lake late afternoon with 8 ranging between 1 - 2 and a half pounds. All good condition and orange flesh apart from one “eel”.
Roger Mies

Hi Roger, great to hear you are out and about amongst them and thanks for the report, 8 is still a good day out in anyones language. I have placed you in the draw for the Rapala lures.
The only other reports I have from up that way at the moment was from Johnny Dekkers who managed three from Ada, and found the going tough and then he and his mate fished Augusta for one fish, (the wind beat them there though).
Mike Steven's caught three from three casts at Ada a couple of days ago, so the fishing seems to be "right place at the right time" at the minute.
Dale Howard  rang me this morning and is up at Augusta as we speak, said it is blowing a gale but was going to have a crack anyway, so hopefully we will get a report from him tonight.
Presidents Jim and Virginia are heading up to the Cowpaddock with the Orange bead head and they are determined to show Rob that they will work up there sometime this season (lol) so look out for the report and photos......"hopefully" he said .


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