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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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with members of the 2018 Australian Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team, in association with Hayes on Brumbys - Cressy, Tasmania.

Join members of the Australian Fly Fishing Team for a coaching and guiding clinic in Tasmania. We request a $1200 donation (tax deductible through the Australian Sports Foundation) includes expenses - accomodation and meals @ Hayes on Brumbys.

Please note there are a limited number of participants!

Fast track your angling ability. Acquire skills, fly patterns and fishing techniques including European styles picked up from previous international competitions.

We will go through a variety of leader set-ups to cater for multiple flys and techniques when fishing a river and from a drifting boat.

Fly fishing in the beautiful Northern Midlands rivers and lakes (including access to the Central Highlands Lake)

For more information:

Meet and greet the team on Friday 3rd August @ Hayes on Brumbys from 3pm.
Coaching and Guiding
Sat 4th - Sun 5th 2018 7am - 5pm

This weekend is all about helping you learn all about the fly fishing in the most popular trout district in Tasmania and probably Australia. We will be guiding you into our favourite spots, where you will learn all about the necessary methods used to catch trout.

Please support our sponsors, we couldn’t do this without them!

Fly Fishing Coaching and Guiding Weekend

To secure your spot at the clinic or to get further information please contact Mel Dawson:

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