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Adrian's (The Trout Stalker) Trout Seasons 2000 – 2015

(Adrian has supplied his "stats" in anticipation of this years season - Ed)

Here's my stats since moving down to Tassie back in March 2000. The first 4 years were a little on the low side (catch rate) due to me getting to know the rivers and where i could get in and fish them. After that and getting to know several farmers, land owners and the purchase of a pair of waders the fishing really went up from there on. Having access to many more sections of rivers and wading them really opened up some great fishing seasons for me from then on that's for sure.

Cheers
Adrian Webb

Click here to see the stats !

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

Coastal Catches 18/12/2014

With only a week to go Christmas is looming very quickly. There should be quite a few new anglers out on the water judging by the number of junior combos we are selling. If you are heading out for a fish at Christmas please do it safely as no fish is worth your life or serious injury.
I was fortunate to spend some time fishing with Paul Worstling last week. He was in the North West of the state to film some footage for the next season of IFish. Paul was blown away by the quality of fishing we have here and I know he will be back to check out some more. We fished in the Smithton area and caught and released some big Flathead and King George Whiting and had a brilliant day out.

 

There was a Mako shark caught off Burnie on Tuesday so this will excite all the anglers who chase them. Hopefully the weather will be good over the break and allow boats to venture out. If you decide to target these fish it’s advisable to talk to somebody who knows how to handle them. They can be dangerous when handled incorrectly. There are lots of experienced Mako anglers who are only too happy to share their knowledge
There were a couple of anglers in the shop this week who had been fishing at Arthurs Lake and had fished in a Dun hatch in the top end of the Cowpaddock . The biggest fish was around 3.5lbs and the caught plenty about half that size. They said that the fish were in fantastic condition. This is great news as Arthur’s lake has fished poorly for a few years. It’s worth considering a trip there.
I am told that there are a few dun hatches happening in the Western Lakes so all is looking good if you are heading out there at Christmas. Be sure you take a raincoat with you even on a day walk. The weather can change quickly and you need to be prepared for all conditions.
There are some reports filtering through of more Snapper being caught near Devonport. It goes to show that they are there in reasonable numbers and can be caught if you put some time into them.
There are a few nice sized Bream being caught in the Mersey river near Latrobe. It’s great to see that a good number of them are being released. A 400mm bream takes about 30 years to get to that size so if they are being targeted and kept there will be limited numbers in the future.

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