During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.Read more ...
We fished Four Springs for a couple of hours this afternoon, wind was a pain in the bum, coming in from all directions.
Hardly any Duns on the water, 4 cars in the car park and balls of algae are starting to appear throughout the lake, especially at the southern end.
President John Dekkers and myself headed out to Four Springs this morning armed with fly rods and (in my case) "limited ability" as usual.!!
We decided against getting up early,... instead choosing gentlemen's hours to attack our fishy friends.
Fished Four Springs yesterday for one, (a brown of around 3.5 pounds ) caught on a Woolly Bugger fly.
This morning I went out in "torrential wind and rain" for one brown around 2.5 pounds caught on one of "Gaylord's" orange bead headed nymph patterns.
We had a look at Four Springs lake this afternoon with Bailey. Its the first time I have fished here. Bailey has once before with Dale & Trev Howard. It certainly is popular. We arrived at 3.30pm and there would have been a dozen or more trailers and a few bank anglers there. We fished from the shore south of the boat ramp.
Had to drop my eldest daughter (Demi) off at her job in Kingsmeadows at 6am this morning, so I thought, "as long as I am up, I may as well throw the car topper on the roof of the Navara and head out to Fourseys for a couple of hours."
Sorry for the lateness of this report but we have had computer troubles.......all fixed now it seems. Went out to Four Springs on Tuesday, I was lucky enough to catch my bag and Virginia caught two, so we are on the board for the new season.
All caught on soft plastics, nothing huge, all around the 2.5 pound mark, but good fish all the same.
Fished Four Springs today. The first hour without rain and a slight breeze and the next three hours in heavy rain. Victor landed three nice browns around three lb mark. He also put two back and got broken off.
by Rose and Vic. I hope everyone has had a great Easter. We are busy getting ready for Agfest so not much fishing, almost withdrawal symptoms.
So yesterday we went to Four Springs it had a little chop on the water and was overcast. Victor chucked the plastics around and managed to get a couple of nice browns. I of course fly fished and caught a beautiful rainbow, fat and lush.
A 4lb Rainbow Trout caught by our Grand Daughter Jemma at Four Springs Lake near Westbury on Monday. Jemma christened the new boat at Four Springs today...couldn't get the grin off her face all day. Black and Gold Hawk Chunk was the lure of choice again.
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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.Read more ...