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Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

Sea run trout tactics – Craig Vertigan

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.

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Fishing for trout in Tasmania with live mudeyes

by Ralph Crawford

Live bait fishing is one of the most basic techniques used in fishing. Refining the art to a high and skilful level, however, is Ralph Crawford from Glenorchy. In this article Ralph explains the techniques he has employed over many years; techniques that have had excellent results.

Devonport's Mersey Bluff

Home to some great salmon fishing in Brian Cadle's back yard

Corbie moths at dusk - testing time for fly fishing

by Tony Ritchie

Corbie moth time is at hand, and anglers on lowland rivers throughout much of Tasmania can expect to see some of the buzzing about over and on the water during the last light of late summer days suitably fine, calm and warm.

Outfoxing Trout

One of Tasmania's leading trout fishing guides, John Fox, explains his methods for having a successful day on the water. John has a shack at Arthurs Lake and rates this lake as Tasmania's premier lake.

Polaroiding trout with confidence will improve your catch

by Jim Allen

Polaroiding has, for many, been a mystifying and difficult technique to master. Jim Allen attempts to de-mystify and open up this exciting aspect of fishing to the keen angler.

Squid great to catch, delicious to eat

by Michael Bok

Squid fishing can be fun and rewarding as squid are not only great to eat, but are also a top bait.

Surf fishing around Tasmania

by Ron McBain 

I regard myself as an all round angler, fishing for trout in small mountain streams right through to fishing for marlin, tuna and other game fish in our deep waters. But without doubt, one of my favourite forms of fishing is surf fishing - fishing off our beaches for a variety of species that one can catch.

Tasmania's best kept secret: Swan River bream

by Sandra Aulich

Most of our tourism information available for fishing in Tassie is confined to our marvellous trout fishing. As well-deserved as this may be, your average angler may only want to get away for a day of peace and relaxation and be sure of a fish for their efforts.

The Bountiful Tamar - part two

by Steve Suitor

In this article I will discuss some of the seasonal species available in the Tamar River. These include ling, barracouta, whiting, squid, silver bream, yellowtail kingfish and snotty trevally.

The Bountiful Tamar River

by Steve Suitor

The Tamar Estuary is a rich and varied fishery with a wide array of species available to the recreational angler.

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