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.Read more ...
Tasmanian, Pat Sullivan recently won the ABT Derwent Bream Qualifier against Australia’s best tournament anglers. This is how he did it.
Llandridod Well, Wales 2010
1 MICHAEL LOW - SCM 17 16380 24 400
2 NEIL HIRTZEL - NZ 18 15200 20 375
3 EMELIO CAGGIANO - AUSW 18 14760 21 390
4 IAN JONES - SCM 19 18000 28 390
5 PHIL DIXON - ENG 19 17060 23 410
6 MARTIN FERREIRA - SAM 20 18660 25 395
7 TOM WATSON - AUSW 20 16700 24 390
8 JOE RILEY - AUSW 21 14120 21 400
9 SIMON KID - ENG 22 20220 31 386
10 CHERYLEE POWELL - SAL 22 16080 23 390
World Fly Fishing Championship Results
30th FIPS-MOUCHE WORLD FLYFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 POLAND
1 CZE - CZECH REPUBLIC
2 FRA - FRANCE
3 SVK - SLOVAKIA
4 POL - POLAND
5 RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
6 FIN - FINLAND
7 SPA - SPAIN
8 NZL - NEW ZEALAND
9 AUS - AUSTRALIA
10 BIH - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVI
The first day of competition is varied Jonathon Stagg 2nd overall individual with 2 great sessions. Whilst this is great news it is a measure of the man, even in the heat of competition Staggy denied himself 1 fish as the boat was just underway. The controller was about to measure the fish when Staggy returned the measurable fish to the water.... putting the ideals of sportsmanship ahead of all else!
The world flyfishing championships is a “5 quarter “competition! I am pleased to report at "half time" with 2 sessions to go Aussies have had a good day on the river and lake with No Blanks. Considering the conditions an outstanding feat!
Australia after 3 sessions is 8th an improvement of 4 positions from last evening. Tomorrow another day is Am and Pm sessions on lake and river.
To all our friends and well wishers.
The formal practice is now over and we leave in just a few minutes for the opening ceremony. The team is in a great state of mind for what ever he challenges is in the next three days.
Practice has gone well! With the assistance of Jeremy Lucas and guide Richard our political dissident of former year. We have a very good understanding of the different waters and their likely fish holding capacity.
Poland is very much a country grounded in agriculture and forestry. As mentioned in a previous report forest make up over sixty percent of Poland's total area. The land is owned in small areas, with fodder stacks arranged like small haystacks cropped by hand often with a scythe and sickle. Somewhere are fields for cropping with the most important crops of grains, of which the highest yields came from rye, wheat, barley, and oats. Poland is currently the largest producer of potatoes and rye in Europe and is one of the world's largest producers of sugarbeet.
The weather continues to improve in Poland revealing a rich tapestry of greens everywhere we look This land that has been shredded by invading hordes over centuries has the greatest proportion of land reserved for forest in Europe Valleys merge into distant faded horizons now all bathed in welcome sunshine. The rivers are turning to bubbly streams with improved clarity gone are the “latte” colors of the sodden days.
Just a quick email to let you know that the Longford fishing club won the inaugural Community Club award at 46th Tasmanian Sports Award and Gala dinner held at the Wrest Point Casino last night.
The evening was a black tie affair with over four hundred attending and hosted by Jo Palmer and Tim Lane.
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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.