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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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Lake Burbury Dec 31st 2010

Happy New Year to you and your family. Here is a photo of our recent trip to Lake Burbury. So much for summer, as you will see with a good snow fall on our way,.... almost a white Christmas!!.
With all the great rods that we have who would think that a cheap plastic one could catch such a terrific fish?. I had a couple of YEP lures that I received from the Longford fishing club so I put a rattling one on. When my grandson Caine yelled to take his rod I didn't think he would have a fish on.
It took Vic and I a good ten minutes to get it in the boat with me pulling the line and Vic winding. At the same time one of the other rods got a hit while I was fighting just to stop the plastic rod from breaking. I think the other rod had a brown on it but I didn't see it. Well I don't know who was the proudest me or my little boy but the fish is now waiting in my freezer for a special occasion.

 Regards Vic and Rose

Lake Burbury - A great all year round water

Leroy Tirant
Lake Burbury is a massive body of water located near Queenstown on Tasmania's west coast. The water has a dark tannin stained appearance and can seem as though a fish wouldn't see a lure swim past its nose, but don't let this fool you, as the water is usually visually clear. In this article I'll briefly discuss popular methods practiced for fishing Lake Burbury but I will cover my favorite methods more in depth.

LAKE BURBURY WINDLANES


Lake Burbury is one of the many out of the way lakes which the majority of fly fisherman don't tend to visit.   Yet Lake Burbury has some highlight fishing in the form of wind lanes, the likes of which are without comparison for fish numbers just  about anywhere in Australia.   On a good morning you can find yourself fishing to literally hundreds of fish, freely rising all around you.  If you couple this with mountain scenery which on most mornings you have all to yourself, Lake Burbury becomes a very attractive proposition.

Lake Burbury - A first timer's view

by Andrew Hart

I had plenty of time to think. Over four hours of staring out a bus window non-stop can become a little boring; but with music from my walkman pumping, I just sat and tried to imagine what the weekend would offer. Hopefully big fish.

More on Lake Burbury with Mudeye Mulligan

At 9:45 am on Saturday 15th November, Les Pearson (a local Burnie identity and a whip cracker to boot), and Phil Youd (proprietor of the George Town Outdoor Centre)  a Mudeye retailer and yours truly, launched our boat at Thureau Hills and set sail towards the flooded regions of the country through which the Governor River flows.

Lake Burbury - The Jewel of the West Coast

by Peter Hayes

Tasmanian Professional Trout Guide Peter Hayes, shares some Lake Burbury secrets.

Located on the West coast of Tasmania just 20 minutes south of Queenstown - is Lake Burbury. The lake is just six years old and like so many new lakes, the fishing can be fantastic.

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