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Tiny creeks and sea run trout - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.

I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.

These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.

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Lake Gordon Boat Launching Site Options 21-12-2011

The boat launching area at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon is now usable due to improved water levels and should provide anglers with a good alternative to the facility near Gordon Dam this summer.

Alternative boat ramp at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon, off Strathgordon Road
A recent inspection of the boat launching area at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon revealed that due to the improved water levels at the lake, this launch­ing area is once again a viable option for anglers. Assuming the level is main­tained, it should provide a good alternative to the facility near Gordon Dam this summer.

Boat Ramp Rd is off Strathgordon Road, 9 km West of the Scotts Peak turnoff. About 3 KM of good gravel track takes you down to a serviceable launching area within State Forest, meaning that a National Park pass is not required. Launching here saves driving a further 30 km to the Gordon Dam ramp and gives anglers access to the Ragged Basin area of the lake. Both brown and rain­bow trout are available in Lake Gordon, although brown trout dominate.

A copy of the Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon Anglers Access brochure, includ­ing map is available from this link.

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