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.Read more ...
Please find below the Annual Tasmanian Carp Management Program Report for 2013.
Inland Fisheries Service
Rock Lobster Season - November Open Dates
The recreational rock lobster fishery in the Eastern Region will open on the third Saturday of November in 2013, 2014 and 2015. This year the open date is 16 November 2013.
.The Western Region season start "day" has not changed and it will continue to open on the first Saturday of November. This year the open date is 2 November 2013.
The closure dates for the female season and for the recreational fishery male closure have not changed. The male rock lobster season for the recreational fishery closes on 31 August and the female season closes on 30 April.
The report has been completed by an independent consultant under a Fishwise Community Grant project. Although the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee had supported this project proposal and the Department commissioned the project, at this stage there are no changes proposed for recreational sea licenses in Tasmania. The report does not make any recommendations. The report may be further contemplated when considering the challenges faced with declining recreational license and Fishwise revenues.
Lake Leake stocked with adult rainbow trout in preparation for the new season
On July 3, 2013, Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) stocked 900 rainbow trout from Springfield Hatcheries were released at Kalangadoo Bay, Lake Leake. The fish were between 900 and 1200 grams and in ...
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In advance of a major outage at the Paloona Power station Lake Barrington will be draw down to its normal minimum operating level of 116.59 m; this is 5.33 m below the full supply level of the lake. ...
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Paloona is the one I would really like to see happen. There is no public access at the moment, and the water is actually for boating. It would take fishing pressure and conflict with skiers away from Barrington, which is the next water up in this scheme.
Many others are important, but this would be a huge benefit to NW coast.
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The IFS has removed two large stumps that were a hazard to navigation at the current lake levels from the Swan Bay boat ramp, Great Lake...
Spillway barrier net installed at Four Springs Lake
There have been concerns voiced by anglers for many years of the loss of trout over the spillway at Four Springs Lake. While a spillway screen could prevent such losses it would also bring with it maintenance issues, as debris build up would likely compromise the efficiency of the spillway....
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
We did a bit of a runaround Tasmania’s tackle stores to see what their tips for the first month or so of the tackle season were. We asked what the top three places to fish were, plus lures, flies, baits and a few other things.
Here is a rundown on their answers Whenever, and wherever you fish - anywhere, or for any fish in the world - ask the locals and especially ask at the local tackle store. They know what was caught today, yesterday and on what.