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 ...
The Honda Over The Top Expedition is in final preparations ahead of their Australian-first attempt to travel more than 9500km around Australia's coastline in a "rubber ducky" to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS FLY FISHING SKILLS SEMINAR
WHEN: Saturday 23 July 2011 from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
WHERE: Launceston Preparatory School,
Rear of 117-119 Elphin Road, Launceston
Please download the attached PDF FFA Seminar 23 July 2011
Dear Fly Fishing Friends,
In this issue:
1. Fly Casting School - dates for winter
2. Fly Fishing Products – bargain times with high dollar
3. The Season Past - highlights
4. Next Season – new and exciting changes
Simply show us where you have stuck a Rapala sticker!.. Or any other group brand (Okuma, Storm, VMC, Williamson, Silstar, Sufix, BlueFox, SLAM, Stimulate, Marttiini, TufLine, Rublex, Trigger X, Pakula).
by Mike Stevens
I entered the Pirtek Challenge 10 April. It has been running for three years now in support of Prostate Cancer Research. The email to see what species were up for the year is usually posted at 6pm the night before, but this year it was 7pm before we could see what they were.
The Challenge will take place on Sunday, 10 April and registration is $20. Every competitor will receive a brag mat and limited edition cap. Once again 100% of the entry fee will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
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Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Stephen Smith and I have been managing the website tasfish.com since May 2009.
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Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...