Great Lake Report August 20 2010

Went fishing to the Great Lake Monday and caught one nice Rainbow
about 4 pound and a nice brownie about 3 pound trolling on sting
cobras.
Had to leave early due to the amount of snow falling otherwise we
wouldn't of got home the next morning.
Went to four Springs yesterday and caught a nice brownie about 3 pound
only minutes after starting from the ramp trolling cobras .
Sid and Matthew

Great Lake Report 01 06 2010

This is a great Brown Trout caught out of the Great Lake which my 6 year old daughter Nicolle landed and weighing in about 3lb was a little fighter and Nicolle was very proud of her self..

Leonie

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G'day all ,
Selwyn and myself took a quick run to Great lake this on the 14th, this fish must of committed suicide as it was the only bite we had .
Tthe day was fine. We travelled about 10km for it , up the eastern corner above the intake only saw one or two duns  and three other  boats. It was a pleasant trip out
cheers Tom

Happy Days on Great Lake - Fly Fishing in the Waves

Jim Allen
It is now well over a decade since Peter Wilson of the Great Lake Hotel, now the Central Highlands Lodge discovered the ‘glowing sharks’ in the late afternoon on the Great Lake while he took some time off from pub duties. Today a dedicated band of fly fishers watch the sky carefully every morning in the highlands hoping for a stiff northerly breeze and a cobalt blue sky.  

Midging trout – Great Lake

Craig Rist
Great Lake MidgingJim Schofield is a good friend of mine. His first impression of Great Lake used to be of a large barren unattractive lake that had no appeal to him at all. That was, until he was shown the view from out in the middle of the lake in the early hours of the morning.

Great Lake 12-02-2010

Rod Summers with some Boundary Bay (Great Lake) Browns caught today on leadline, fish were caught before 8.30 am with not another touch until pack up time at 11.30 am.......very windy.
cheers,
Todd

Cramps Bay February 7th 2010

Left home with my eldest daughter (Demi) at 4 am this morning.
 
Half way up Poatina Hill we were met by a fellow running down the road toward us and frantically waving his arms, as we pulled up he told us that a Log Truck had broken down on a blind bend just up from us, if he hadn't of told us, there would be a fair chance we would have run smack bang up its clacker!!.

Fly fishing for sharks in Great Lake

by Jim Allen

It is now well over a decade since Peter Wilson of the Great Lake Hotel, now the Central Highlands Lodge discovered the "glowing sharks" in the late afternoon on the Great Lake while he took some time off from pub duties. Today a dedicated band of fly fishers watch the sky carefully every morning in the highlands hoping for a stiff northerly breeze and a cobalt blue sky.

Boundary Bay January 2010

Had a bit of an impromptu trip to Great Lake last night with fellow club members Jim and Virginia, we left the boats at home and had an enjoyable night around the wood heater, under the stars " satellite watching" as that was about all there was to do.

Great Lake - Fishing the waves

Shane Flude
As we go to print many of Tassie's rivers are still in flood, most of the major storages are filling nicely and a number of those dams on the Mersey/Forth and Derwent river systems have been spilling for two months. What all this means to the avid trout angler is that we are simply spoilt for choice of locations at the moment. Great Lake is one storage that has risen dramatically this year coming up almost four meters.

Great Lake Early Season Fly Fishing

Craig Rist
By the time July and August comes around, the browns in Great Lake are back in feeding mode, after spending the last couple of months spawning. Stick caddis, the Great Lake Shrimp and native galaxia and paragalaxias are highly sort after by these fish at this time. The galaxia and paragalaxias are small native fish that inhabit Great Lake. The majority of these inhabit the shallower margins of the lake; making shore based wet fly fishing a productive option. The colourations of these small native fish range from golden brown through to dark grey or black and are generally around 40 to 50 mm in length. Many trout, early in the season, find it hard to refuse a well-presented fly that even remotely resembles one of these fish.

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