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Sea runners - Early Season Excitement - Christopher Bassano

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.

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Presented from Issue 93

Once a prime trophy water, Lake Dulverton has suffered significantly from periods of drought since the 1980’s and has dried up on several occasions since then. Most recently, only the small ‘coffer dam’ – the small section at the base of the main lake – remained as an aquatic refuge.

lake-dulverton-2014-11-16-cLake Dulverton 16/11/2014

Connor’s not only mastered the art of tying flies he has also proved he can catch trout on his flies. Lake Dulverton 16/11/14
Our sister was heading down to Oatlands to do some observing at the Moto Trials today, Connor and I decided that we could be dropped off at Lake Dulverton, as we have never fished this lake before. We loaded up the fly rods due to knowing that this Lake is known for being VERY weedy.

Lake Dulverton 21/8/2013

My son, Alex & I took a slow trip to Launceston (for my niece's 21st celebration) on Saturday (17th Aug)  with intent to fish Brumby's Creek out of Cressy but stopped by Oatlands at Lake Dulverton. Its level was down but should fill up perhaps after the northern weekend rain.

Lake Dulverton August 19th 2011

Got this nice one from Lake Dulverton last Friday on a wet. 5 3/4lb, 23 inches long, feeding on freshwater mussels, daphnia and snail. 6 hours fishing and only the one chance!
Tony

Lake Dulverton

Hey all, thought you might like to see some photos because we didn't see many anglers out. This was at Lake Dulverton opening morning, a 3lb and a 4.5lb brown that lost a fight with the new Rapala x-rap rainbow minnow. We had the lake to ourselves for all but 1 hour. To cold and wet I`d say for most. Dropped another 2 or 3 as well.
Jamie (molesworth)

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