Whitebait season to close
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