No doubt about trout
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.
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