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2020 08 18 First trout of the 2020 21 seasonLike the previous season I had a late start to this trout season which is mainly due to the body not being quite right for river/stream fishing. Towards the end of last season I was struggling more than ever with hip and lower back problems, that's the reason for only having 63 river trips over the nine month season. My average since moving to Tasmania in March 2000 is 85 trips per season. During the off season I had x-rays & scans that showed I require having hip replacements & lower back discs (3 of them) removed, hence the late start to this season. Anyway, a few days ago I hit a small stream one day and a large river the next day for a trial run to see how the body would stand up to a sixty minute spin session in them. I pulled reasonably well, it was good to get some practice in to hone up the casting skills, nice to be back in the water even though the water temperature was around the three to four degree mark.

Lady with troutAfter a long break from trout fishing for some of us and all the recent disruption to our lives, one Tasmanian tradition continued this weekend with the opening of the 2020-21 brown trout fishing season.

Anglers were out in force around the state making the most of idyllic winter weather to head back to their favourite fishing spots or trying somewhere new.

With the assistance of Tasmania Police, MaST and Parks and Wildlife our Officers were on patrol, and inspected approximately 736 anglers and 113 boats. Compliance with Inland Fisheries and Marine and Safety Legislation was very pleasing. There were two infringements were issued for fisheries offences, whilst four were issued for boating safety offences.

Kara SalmonjpgThe new trout season begins tomorrow. To support angling opportunities in regional areas we have stocked 100 Atlantic salmon into Lake Kara.

At an average weight of over 1.5kg, they will test the skills of any angler. Remember the bag limit in Lake Kara is 5 fish total, of which only 2 may measure longer than 500mm. Thanks to Tassal for kindly donating the fish.

For those that are yet to purchase their licence, please visit www.ifs.tas.gov.au Doing so might also allow you to win $10,000 if you catch one of the 5 tagged fish released into different waters around the state. For more information on the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

 

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2020/jul/31/atlantic-salmon-released-lake-kara-start-season

 

Kara Salmonjpg
Atlantic salmon release
into Lake Kara for start
of the season will
provide some action
for local anglers.

 

 

This week we have been busy stocking 4 500 rainbow trout into Bradys Lake.

They averaged 355 grams and have been specially grown by the Huon Aquaculture Group at their Millybrook hatchery.

These fantastic rainbow trout are sure to provide fun in the coming months for anglers using all methods.

Remember a bag limit of five fish applies, with a minimum length of 300 mm and only two fish over 500 mm.

Earlier this winter we transferred 1 044 wild adult brown trout up to 1 kg from the Liawenee Canal, yingina / Great Lake.

We suggest you get out there, have a great time and wish you the best of luck for the season opening on Saturday 1 August.

Here is the Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon brochure with map to help you.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2020/jul/29/bradys-chain-lakes-good-place-start

Please find attached Adrian Webb's report for the year.

2019-2020 Reoprt

2020 07 13 The last trout of the season about to be releasedThis report covers two consecutive days fishing tannin waters after some decent rains that got the streams up and running to a good fishing height again.

fisheries 2020

Some excellent catches are being reported around the state, just in time for the school holidays. It's great to see fishers out and about again since restrictions were lifted.

2020 07 05 Another brown ready for releaseAfter five days of not being able to fish due to windy and wet conditions today I headed back to the same little tannin stream in the hope the trout may be out and about seeing as the river is running a little higher than my last visit. The weather today wasn't all that bad either, plenty of cloud cover with patches of sunlight every now and then, the cool air temperature ( 9 degrees ) was also bearable for a change. It was a late morning start as well, just on 11:10 am when I finally hit the water after a nice long walk to get there. Seeing as the little well used gold #00 Aglia did the job a few days ago I stayed with it to start off the spin session. With the water level running a little higher and faster I did think about going for the larger #0 gold Black fury but decided to wait and see how the little gold Aglia performed first.

2020 06 24 Small brown ready for releaseWith most of the larger rivers running high & fast I thought it best to head over and hit the small streams again as they're much safer to fish, even though there's plenty of water in them they are still okay to hop into and chase trout.

The weather was damp with light drizzle showing up every few minutes and a very cool air temperature of just eight degrees. I arrived at the area I was about to fish when a couple of young boys (7&10) who were helping their parents repairing a paddock fence wandered over for a chat and wanted to know how to catch trout.

I spent around thirty minutes giving them all the info they could take in, before heading off through the bush I gave them a couple of Mepps booklets plus several Mepps spinners to get them started. It was 2:40 pm by the time I hit the water and started flicking a #0 Aglia Fluo rainbow spinner into the cold dark tannin water.

A campaign to accelerate the recreational fishing community involvement in fish habitat restoration was launched today by OzFish Unlimited.
Through a series of powerful images, the online campaign flips the cliched bragging right photo of an angler and their catch with the waterways in focus instead of the fish.

Click here for more information.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2020/jun/17/focus-waterway-health

community

Community involvement river restoration work

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