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Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

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.

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Furneaux Zone (Banks Strait north of a line 40° 39’ 18” S)

Monitoring of PST levels in rock lobsters taken from Flinders Island have returned results that will enable the recreational rock lobster fishery in this zone to open from 00:01 hours Wednesday 23 November 2016. Please note that pots and rings must not be set prior to this time.
As advised on 15 November 2016, the Maria Island Zone remains closed pending further testing/results.

 


Map of open and closed biotoxin zones

Region open/closed status from 23 November 2016. Open zones are depicted in green. Closed zones are depicted in red. Western region open zone is shown in white.

Public Health Alert

There is a current Public Health Alert for East Coast recreationally harvested rock lobster in relation to consumption of the gut and organs.

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Fishing Licence System Outage

There is a planned outage scheduled for the Recreational Sea Fishing online licence system from 5:10 pm Tuesday 22 November 2016 to 9:00 am Wednesday 23 November 2016.
The purchase of licences will be unavailable during this time period.

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