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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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Community Service Announcement  from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis (AVG)

Everyone has an important part to play in preventing the spread of the current abalone disease outbreak.
Precautionary measures have been put in place including the closure of the recreational abalone fishery at Bicheno. This means it’s now an offence to take abalone from this fishery.
Everyone is strongly encouraged not to dive, fish or boat in this area. If you do, you must clean your boat and disinfect any diving, fishing and other gear before leaving the area.

All these biosecurity measures are very important to help protect Tasmania’s wild abalone during the current outbreak.
Please do your bit to help.
For further information visit the Department of Primary Industries,
Parks, Water and Environment’s website: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Attached is a flyer. Please feel free to distribute it.

Closure Flyer

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