Whiting from the Tamar River

Dylan with whiting from Tamar River

Something we’re we’re doing more of now is targeting the estuaries of Tasmania using fly, lure and bait for the many schooling salt water varieties that are available.

This is Dylan on a recent adventure on the Tamar River with his first ever whiting.

Very good fishing

Wally sitting in a boat with a Four Springs brown troutThere are no visiting anglers to the state at the moment however we are seeing some very good fishing since the opening of the season. Water levels are excellent, with many lakes and rivers covering new ground and the fish piling on condition with plenty of snail, stick caddis, and scud in their stomach contents. Some are chasing Galaxia very close to the shorelines.

On the brighter days fish can be polaroided over sandy bottoms, sometimes very close in to the shore. Galaxia imitations, i.e. we’ve been catching fish on the Wigram’s Robin and Bill Beck’s Green Machine.

Gary sitting in a boat with a Four Springs brown trout

 

Mayfly fishing

John and Harry experienced some of Tasmania’s best mayfly fishing on Pentstock Lagooon and Four Springs Lake.

Another day was on the Meander River, where small mayfly and grasshoppers were the flies of choice.

A couple of the lovely fish caught during their fishing trip, early March.

Photos by Gary France.

Wild rainbow trout Wild brown trout