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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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lobsterRock lobster season dates

Recreational rock lobster season opening dates for 2017 are now confirmed.

Western Region - opens on Saturday 4th November.
Eastern Region - opens on Saturday 18th November.

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calamariCalamari closures areas

Calamari and squid closures apply to recreational and commercial fishers in areas on the far North West, Central North and East Coasts at periods during October. During the closures, taking or possessing calamari and other squid species is prohibited in the closed areas.

Northern Closures: 6 - 22 October 2017 inclusive.
Far North West Coast: all waters from Woolnorth Point east to Table Cape.
Central North Coast: all waters from Point Sorell to Stony Head including Port Sorell and kanamaluka/Tamar River.

East Coast Closure: 15 October - 14 November 2017 inclusive.
East Coast: all waters south from Lemon Rock (south of Wineglass Bay) to the northern end of Marion Beach (south of Maria Island) including Coles Bay, Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage.

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