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1003, 2021

Disease Free Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Disease Free Tasmania We are all responsible for keeping Tasmania a disease free fishery. To ensure the future of Tasmania's stunning wild trout fishery, it is vital that we are all aware of what we can do to ensure Tasmania remains a disease free fishery. Please help keep Didymo and other diseases out of Tasmania This information is sourced from Tasmanian Inland Fisheries Service. Here is a description of the Didymo algae and how you can avoid its spread. Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) is a freshwater diatom (algae) that can cause massive algal blooms on the beds of streams, rivers, and [...]

1003, 2021

Catch & Release

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Catch & Release Safely release a wild trout back to the water A little TLC please! We enjoy eating fresh caught trout, keeping only what we intend to eat. We promote catch and release, and if we are going to release our wild trout, we need to ensure that we do so in a manner that gives it the best possible chance of survival. Handing and releasing wild trout Here are some guidelines that we follow when handling and releasing wild trout. Keep in mind that a trout has a better chance of survival after release if the trout is [...]

1003, 2021

Polaroid for trout

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Polaroid for trout Some Polaroiding facts: Polaroid sunglasses reduce the effects of glare on the water surface providing a better view of objects within. The best polaroiding time for trout fishing in Tasmania is approximately between10am and 2pm. The best position to be in when polaroiding is to work a line between the direction of sunlight from behind and the direction of the wind from behind. Try to find a happy medium. Polaroid glasses are treated to enhance contrast and this is probably where spending a few more dollars on a pair of quality polaroid sunglasses will pay larger dividends [...]

1003, 2021

How to catch a trout

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

How to catch a trout Trout behaviour, trout food, fly selection Find the food and you will find the trout. Is the wind pushing food along shorelines and out to points, or into corners and against the shore? Are the birds collecting insects in the air or off the water? Is it calm and warm, or windy and cool? In what combinations are these things happening? These observations will usually give you a hint about where the feeding trout are! For instance, in a still water situation, trout generally feed in the direction that the wind is coming from. [...]

1003, 2021

Lakes – casting, stream craft, & fly fishing

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Lakes - casting, stream craft, & fly fishing Fishing from the shoreline of a lake, we need to read the conditions. Lake level, wind direction, weed growth, insect activity, evidence of fish present, tails, rises, etc. Some shore lines have vegetation and sometimes you are actually on the shoreline and kneeling down... shrubs, long grass, rocks, etc. need to be considered. If you venture out into the water the same obstructions may apply as well as the unseen, i.e. potholes, submerged logs. Cover the fish you see according to what you observe. If you don't see anything you would go [...]

1003, 2021

Rivers – casting, stream craft, and fly fishing

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Rivers - casting, stream craft, and fly fishing Fly fishing rivers starts off on opening day at the beginning of August in the lowlands around Cressy. In mild conditions there is always a chance of a fish on the dry, especially in the smaller streams. Other well known waters around Cressy, such as Brumbys Creek, fishing will be collecting snail and depending on water levels, there can be some good tailing and mooching activity. In years when we have floods the Macquarie River has many backwaters and ditches where the trout can be found patrolling, collecting worms and grubs. A [...]

1003, 2021

Four Springs Lake Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Trout Waters|

Four Springs Lake A trophy trout fishery Four Springs is a low altitude lake in the northern midlands of Tasmania. It is a urpose buiolt fishery, with a lot of shallow areas a well as deep water. It has excellent weed growth and over the decade as it has evolved, the diversity in insect life has become rather dramatic. We enjoy fishing Four Springs early and late season. Spring is a magic time of year on Four Springs. On the best days, which I would have to say are overcast, warm, and drizzly, the hatches can be phenomenal and [...]

1003, 2021

Cradle Mountain area Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Trout Waters|

Cradle Mountain area In the Cradle Mountain area, good fly fishing options include lake Lea, the Vale River, and Talbots Lagoon. Lake Lea Lake Lea is a very short distance from Cradle Mountain Lodge, very near to the Vale River in the Vale de Belvoir. Lightly tannin waters, great to wade and polaroid. It's rather shallow, with consistent gradients. Vale River The Vale rises out of the ground flowing south away from Lake Lea, not into it. This is Karst country, water being pushed up through limestone, and like the chalk streams of England, is crystal clear. There are [...]

1003, 2021

Brumbys Creek Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Trout Waters|

Brumbys Creek Tasmania A lowland river, from day one a trout fisher can expect to find a display of feeding fish in some of the shallow areas... tails and swirls! When the light is good, at any stage of the season, because the water is mostly crystal clear, the sight fishing is top class. Situated five minutes from our door, Brumbys Creek is supplied with clean, cool water from Great Lake in the Central Highlands via the Poatina Power Station. There is a wide variety of fishing to be found along its course with some beautiful freestone sections and [...]

1003, 2021

Great Lake Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Trout Waters|

Great Lake Tasmania Only 30 minutes from Cressy, Great Lake is a deep and clear vast inland sea on the north rim of the Great Western Tiers in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. It houses an excellent populations of wild brown and rainbow trout Super windlane fishing, froth lines and food slicks bring about sometimes intense surface feeding frenzies and great dry fly fishing opportunities. At other times, subtle rise forms appear in calm slicks as chironomid emerge during cool, overcast conditions. Find the food and you'll find the fish. Rainbows feature well in these conditions and Great Lake [...]

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