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.Read more ...
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It’s mayfly time..
October 14th, 2010 by Daniel Hackett
The mayfly season has started with small hatches on the Macquarie, South Esk and North Esk rivers…
Haines Hunter has formed an alliance with audio brand Rockford Fosgate, with the stereo systems now standard equipment in R-Series Limited models and offered as factory-fitted options in all other boats.
Recharge this winter as RISE - Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010, the world's largest fishing film festival, hits theatres on the Australian leg of its 2010 worldwide tour. Throughout July and August, cinema audiences will be electrified by a selection of fly fishing films presented in crystal-clear high definition on the big screen. Exotic destinations, epic adventure, big fish and award-winning cinematography explode from the screen as this live event spectacular wheels its way across the country. Check out www.gin-clear.com for all tour information, videos, photos and more.
12th April 2010
Suzuki Marine recently launched its newly refreshed service school, now located at The Haines Group’s recently refurbished state of the art facility in Wacol, Brisbane. The two-day workshop operates 25 times a year, and offers dealership technicians the opportunity to train and become up-to-date on new products and technical advances introduced by Suzuki.
Pure Fishing Australia – New product 2010
Designed as an entry level combo range that offers a range of sizes to suit most common fishing situations. The Vigilante series provides occasional fisho’s with a balanced, reliable outfit, spooled with line and ready to go fishing. The 6 model range covers light spin for estuary and freshwater through to beach and boat models.
15th February 2010
Suzuki today announced the launch of two new fuel-efficient and high performance four stroke outboard motors – the new generation DF40A and DF50A.
Bar Crusher Boats recently teamed up with Navico Australia’s Dave Silva to develop the first 560XS Tournament model.
Designed around Dave’s passion for tournament barra fishing in the Top End, this custom model has taken Bar Crusher’s popular ‘crossover’ concept to another level.
Built on the heavy-duty plate aluminium 6.10m (LOA) 560 hull, Bar Crusher’s high-tech Waveslicer™ non-pounding, deep-V hull design is perfect for handling the often messy conditions, created through large tidal movement and wind, encountered along the Top End’s river systems and open coastline. The boat’s expertly-engineered Rigideck™ sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength, while Bar Crusher's exclusive Quickflow™ water ballast technology turns the boat into an amazingly stable casting platform at rest.
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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.Read more ...