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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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Tamar River Report 6/1/2013

Well, I am quick to post success up in my reports, ....but you don't often hear so much of the failures (of which there are a few don't worry!) Given the calm weather this weekend, we decided to get our boat, aptly named "The Olympic torch"  (because it never goes out),.. out of the shed. Our hope was to get the kids onto a few flathead.

We were originally going to go to Swansea but given the fires, we thought it best to keep out of the authorities way and also partly out of respect for those affected. Saturday was spent ski biscuiting on the Tamar, whilst today was spent chasing a few flathead around the Bell Buoy Beach area.
Jacob drove us out and we started off catching a couple of quality fish, not long after it all went quiet, ...perhaps it was the pirates that caused the problem (see photo.)
Not even enough to feed the family....Gee we struggle on the Tamar river.
My two girls couldn't make today's trip as they had to work, but on the plus side, It was great to catch up with President Jim and Virginia McKenna.
Back to work tomorrow, bugger.
Regards - Todd

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