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Late season rainbow trout

With winter fast approaching the browns of most waters are gearing up for spawning. Though surface activity is possible at ideal times, the browns are more likely to be found grubbing around the weed beds, feeding on crustaceans high in carotene and vitamin B, important for egg and milt quality. As fishing in most brown trout waters slows down approaching the close of the brown trout season (2 May), fly fishers may wish to turn their attention to rainbow trout waters when seeking the final chances for sight fishing and good quality fish for the season. Rainbow trout waters are open until 30 May this season and include Lagoon of Islands, Lake Rowallan, Lake Skinner and Dee Lagoon, with Dee Lagoon and Lake Rowallan representing arguably the better of the fisheries.
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Rock Lobster Fishery Re-opening

The recreational and commercial rock lobster fisheries in the Maria Island Biotoxin Zone re-opened from 00:01 on Saturday, 19 July 2014. This means there are no paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) closures in place on the east coast for rock lobster. The results of rock lobster sampled from the Maria Island Biotoxin zone have shown PST levels below the regulatory limit. The standing Public Health Alert from the Department of Health and Human Services recommending that people discard rock lobster gut remains in place.
 
Please continue to monitor the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or visit www.publichealthalerts.tas.gov.au. News regarding fishery closures and biotoxin testing will be available atwww.fishing.tas.gov.au and facebook.com/FisheriesTasmania
 
"Maria Island Biotoxin Zone" is State waters adjacent to the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by latitude 42º 09" 58" South (the northern end of Wineglass Bay) and bounded in the south by latitude 42º 49" 00" South (the southern end of Marion Bay), and also including all the waters within Great Oyster Bay north of latitude at 42º 09" 58" South.
 
Season Dates Reminder
Rock Lobster - The Minister for Primary Industries and Water recently announced the season dates for the 2014-15 rock lobster season.  The recreational season opens on Saturday, November 1st in the Western Region and Saturday, November 15th in the Eastern Region. 
 
A reminder that the 2014/15 recreational season for taking male rock lobster ends on 31st August, 2014.More information at: www.fishing.tas.gov.au/rec/seasons. 
 
Scallops - The recreational scallop season closes on 31 July, 2014.
 
More information?
For more information visit www.publichealthalerts.tas.gov.au or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.
For fishery closure information, visit: www.fishing.tas.gov.au or follow the Fisheries Tasmania Facebook page at facebook.com/FisheriesTasmania;
call the Recreational Sea Fishing Line on 6165 3233 or 1300 720 647
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