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Dam Wall Fishing

I said to the missus the other day "I'm going dam fishing", she said " you can either rephrase that statement or you can please your damn well self". I rephrased it, after all the work done during the off season building up brownie points I couldn't afford to blow it.

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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

Salmonoids in Southern Tasmania

by Joe Thureau

In the early days of European settlement in Tasmania, the settlers were disappointed that the only freshwater fish available to them were the Australian grayling, river blackfish and some small galaxias. Their dream, in those early days, was to introduce the magnificent Atlantic salmon into some of our streams, many of which were considered to be perfectly suitable for those great sporting fish.

Lofty's techniques to improve your catch rates

Greg "Lofty" Hynes shares some of his time proven techniques.

Summer Trouting

by Greg French

In Tasmania, summer is the time when trout anglers are most active. This is due in part to the weather being generally pleasant and people being on holidays. But it is also a time when the fish themselves are very active and easy to find (if not always easy to catch).

Central Highlands

by Peter Hayes

Professional Tasmanian Trout guide, Peter Hayes takes a look at his work place. Let me tell you about trout fishing in the central Highlands as I know it.

Best trouting prospects for October-November

by Greg French

For the Tasmanian trout fisher October - November is options time. With everything firing at once, you can give yourself ulcers just agonizing over where to fish. Let's run through the highlands:

Catch in the kitchen - Trout Ceviche

by Michael Bok

With the opening of the trout season just a breath away, much to the relief of many anglers. At last they will now have something practical to do with their spare time. I though I would look for some different ways of treating trout, rather than just cooking then in the traditional manner.

Find the flood waters and be rewarded

Bob Buell finds fishing the floodwaters of the South Esk River in his back yard very rewarding at the start of the season. He explains his methods initially with bait and later with fly.

Early trout fishing prospects

Greg French takes a look at where and when you can find a trout or two.

Where to find trout as the days grow colder

by Greg French

Trout fishing - as the season winds down most Tasmanian trout waters are closed to angling from the end of April, but there are a few which can be fished throughout May. Greg French explains what each has to offer:

Fishing in the city

I spotted a small fish rising to a hatch of snowflake caddis in the far side of the pool. My cast was only average but it did not take long for the fish's little eyes to light up and gobble down my caddis imitation. After a quick but lively fight I'd released my fourth trout for the evening.

Where was I? I was only ten minutes from the city of Launceston, in the middle of the Cataract Gorge, just down from the First Basin.

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