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Sea runners - Early Season Excitement - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.

The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.

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Penguin Report 25/3/2013

Spork and Simmo went for a fish yesterday at Penguin. After sussing out a few launching spots we came up with this one as the easiest. We unloaded, set up our gear and hit the water.  With no wind, rain or waves, what a great morning !
Not many fish caught but the squid were playing havoc with the plastics.

Spork managed to land a prize winning gurnard,  you may laugh, but they are great on the tooth.
I was out with Spork for a while then moved in to fish around what I named the “Little Hippolyte”,I was snapped off there earlier so I went back to try again.
Soon I was on again and it had to be something good , I caught two Sweep and lost a big salmon on a Strike tiger sp :)
I suppose it was about 11.30 when I headed back out to Spork to see how he went, still 1 Gurnard.
The wind and chop started so we headed in with a rather decent swell as well.
We returned back to the launching area to find it was quite a good spot.
When all is said and done, thanks Spork for a great morning’s entertainment. It’s always great out on the water with great people and friends.
Cheers President Simmo







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