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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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Trout Quest - Second Edition

by David Scholes

Before David passed away, Marty Rogers and Jim Allen asked David if they could reprint Trout Quest - originally published in 1969. David readily agreed. Trout Quest has, for many years been very hard to obtain and often if a book could be found it was in poor conditon.

Trout Quest has chapters on the choice of tackle, casting, wading striking, playing, netting, selection of flies and some beautiful anecdotes.This, the second edition, has three new stories. These were written by Scholes around the time the original Trout Quest was written and fit seamlessly within the original work enhancing this highly regarded fly fishing book. A beautiful story and a lovely book. Hard case bound with dust wrapper (limited to 500 copies) $60, Leather bound edition in beautiful soft leather. (Limited to 150 copies numbered copies) $200. A few remain.

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