White­bait sea­son to close

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

THE 2018 Tas­ma­nian white­bait sea­son closes at sun­set on Sun­day.

Ask most peo­ple who fished for them in the Der­went and they will tell you they caught a de­cent feed.

Fish­ing for sea-run trout is slow­ing, but there are a few fish still tak­ing lures and baits.

I caught and re­leased two good-con­di­tioned trout on sep­a­rate mis­sions last week. One weighed about 2kg and the other about 2.25kg.

Some nice-sized black bream, Aus­tralian sal­mon and mul­let make up most of the catches from Old Beach through to New Nor­folk.

In the salt, re­ports of big south­ern bluefin tuna have been sur­fac­ing lately and one men­tioned of a 97kg “bar­rel” caught near Pe­dra Blanca a week ago.

Other cap­tures of bluefin up to 80kg con­firm they are def­i­nitely there.

The striped trum­peter sea­son re­opened on Novem­ber 1, and the pro­tected Up­per South and East Coast cala­mari squid spawn­ing zone re­opens on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14.

Lures lead to suc­cess

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Wigstons Lures and Tas­ma­nian man­ager Justin

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