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Jan's Flies - Early Bird flies to try

by Jan Spencer

This time of the year is always an exciting time for me as it is for many anglers. There is great anticipation with the coming trout fishing season. Hopefully it will be one to look back on with great hatches and many fish landed.

The Plastic Fantastic

Messing around in boats is almost as good as fishing. Dwayne Rigby reviews one of his favourite ways of messing and fishing around.

Best Baits - Prawns and Shrimps

Part two in a series, by Phil Ellerton, on the best baits to use in Tasmanian waters.

Find the flood waters and be rewarded

Bob Buell finds fishing the floodwaters of the South Esk River in his back yard very rewarding at the start of the season. He explains his methods initially with bait and later with fly.

Tassie's favourite Lures revealed

Phil Elerton recently surveyed anglers in the south of the state to find out what the most popular lures are. Phil works at The Fishing Connection in Hobart and had the chance to ask many anglers. He has included just a few of these on the end of this article. In the next issue we might try and do some for the north.

Early trout fishing prospects

Greg French takes a look at where and when you can find a trout or two.

Understanding echo sounders and fish finders

Anglers often spend quite a lot of money on their fish finder echo sounder, but fail to understand the correct way to use it. This is part one of a series that will help you understand the way sonar works and how to better utilise it.

Hart's Hints

by Andrew Hart

The warm weather has gone again, and with it, so has much of the better fishing. For many, winter is a time to unwind, service their tackle, and sit by the fire remembering, and dreaming, of warm summer evenings and big fish.

East coast - productive fishing over winter and spring

by Michael Bok

Recently I had the chance to enjoy a days reef fishing with Rocky Carosi aboard Adosinda 11. I am a fisherman who will jump at any chance to fish with professional guides, as I am a firm believer that a days fishing with a good guide can teach you more than you can learn in ages by yourself.

Four Springs Lake now filling

After more than twenty years of coming to fruition the Four Springs Lake is now filling with water. This promises to be a fabulous fishery, located 20 minutes or so west of Launceston. Jim Ferrier reports.

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