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Presented from Issue 102
The humble Flathead is without doubt the Tasmanian anglers most sought after recreational saltwater species.

They can be found virtually anywhere there is a sandy bottom, from our estuaries to our bays, they are easy to catch and as an added bonus, are fabulous on the dinner table as well.

Mike Stevens has asked me to pen a few words together aimed at those that want to start targeting this species and perhaps aren’t really familiar on how to go about it, so here goes.

Species

There are three distinct species of flathead found around Tasmania and perhaps the most common is the southern sand flathead.

They can grow to around 50cm in length and over 2 kg in weight, but due to them having to be around 16 years of age in order to reach this size; fish like these are the exception rather than the rule.

Their colours vary depending on surroundings but they are usually a light brown or mottled pattern on top with a white belly.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

lure-from-lake-mulwala-closeLake Mulwala Lure

I was hoping Tasfish readers could help me identify this lure. It was found in Lake Mulwala and given to my Dad. It's only 4 cm long, not counting the bib, and only has one set of trebles, the rear is rounded and doesn't seem to have any holes where another hook may have been attached.

The bib is aluminium and held on underneath by two screwsI thought a Heddon at first, but back then anglers were using Bellbrooks - any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ken

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