Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania.
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.
Approximately 15 Presidents converged on Lake Leake for this weekend’s get together.
As expected, the fishing was quite hard but the rewards were there for those that persevered and had a bit of luck on their side. It was great to see a few new faces attending and hopefully they enjoyed themselves as much as we did their company.
Mike Stevens, myself and retired IFS Inspector Viv Spencer went for a drive to Lake Leake today. Given the black sky that hovered above our heads this morning around 7.30 am, we were mindful that it may well have been just "a boat towing exercise" and there stood a good chance of us all not even wetting a line.
It was a windy day at Lake Leake, but we still decided to go out on the lake. We were in our mates 12.6 foot dinghy, we trolled all the way up to the top end. We were flicking some green & gold lures around, and I hooked a fish, and my friend said, "You have just got grass" but the fish jumped out of the water. When we landed it, it came in at 53cm and 2.76 pound. It was a good fish. After that we trolled back home and the weather was getting worse, so we wound the lines in and went back to the boat ramp. It was my 1st fish for the season. And my biggest so far!
Samuel Evans (Click Read More for the full size picture)
Apart from yesterday afternoon (where the wind got a bit wild for a time), it was fantastic weather for camping.
Fly fishing “early morning” seems to be the best bet here at the moment, although President Jim was talking to a fellow camper who had a great day a fortnight ago on duns in the Big Timber area around midday, where he landed 7.
We fished the opening day of trout season with Bailey at Lake leake,arrived at Kalangadoo boat ramp around 10am,lake calm as a mill pond. We managed one small rainbow around 1lb in Kalangadoo bay,then we fished the big timber shore and got a 1lb brownie,lost a couple more.
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at www.fishwildtasmania.com
There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.
Quantity of fish.
Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:Read more ...