No doubt about trout

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - With Adam Rice

THE New Nor­folk Li­censed An­glers As­so­ci­a­tion ran its fourth ros­tered com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son last week­end in fan­tas­tic fish­ing con­di­tions.

Some great trout were caught and weighed in which again high­lights the tal­ents of our mem­bers and the qual­ity of trout avail­able in Tas­ma­nia.

A to­tal of 39 fish were weighed with a to­tal weight of 38.934kg and the av­er­age weight was again a healthy .998kg. Tony Robert­son won this award with a nice fish weigh­ing .964kg.

Heav­i­est trout for the se­niors was won by Peter Glowacki with a rip­per at 3.856kg.

It was a clean sweep for him and son Sam who also won the ju­nior heav­i­est trout award with one weigh­ing 2.462kg.

Peter also weighed in an­other qual­ity fish weigh­ing 2.207kg and said he lost one big­ger than his best.

Adrian Slater won the long­est bag of five trout with a big to­tal of 289cm.

Adrian was un­lucky not to win the se­nior heav­i­est, weigh­ing in two big male trout over 3kg — and he also caught an­other at 2.505kg.

Spe­cial men­tion to ju­nior Lucy Rus­sell who also caught her per­sonal best brown trout weigh­ing 1.024kg.

Thanks to all the spon­sors and to those who en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion.

Next up is the South­ern Tas­ma­nian Li­censed Angling As­so­ci­a­tion’s In­ter­club Chal- lenge at Bronte Lagoon on Novem­ber 18.

Greg Jack­son caught the fish of a life­time last week­end near Way­ati­nah — one of the big­gest trout taken in Tas­ma­nia in re­cent years.

I was told the mon­ster male weighed just over 9kg and was caught on worms but any other de­tails are un­known.

White­bait are still in our south­ern es­tu­ar­ies and rivers, and they are also mak­ing a pres­ence up the West Coast in the Henty, Arthur and Pie­man rivers.

This will slow down soon and lo­cally a lot of smaller fish are show­ing up which hap­pens as the sea­son pro­gresses to­ward sum­mer.

This tran­si­tion has been quick and black bream and Aus­tralian/cocky salmon are con­tin­u­ing to be caught through the Der­went to New Nor­folk.

Some good rain­bow and At- lan­tic salmon are be­ing caught from Craig­bourne Dam.

East­ern ac­cess via Link Rd and Craig­bourne Rd is now open to the pub­lic — but please re­spect this right as it’s pri­vate prop­erty.

Cala­mari squid are bit­ing off the coast with some good bags com­ing from most bays. Tar­get sandy bot­toms bro­ken up by weed beds.

Tight lines un­til next week.

Send your fish­ing re­ports, pic­tures and tips to val­ley­fishes @gmail.com and keep track of the Fish­ing page on Face­book.

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