Bream fish­ing suc­cess

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - With Adam Rice Send your fish­ing re­ports,

TAS­MA­NIAN an­glers dom­i­nated the re­cent ABT Costa Bream Fish­ing qual­i­fy­ing rounds held in the state last week.

Launce­s­ton’s Shane Ling won the third round at St He­lens with fel­low Tas­ma­nian Adam Crick also show­ing his class catch­ing two solid 5/5 bags of bream on both days.

Ling’s two-day com­bined catch weight of 10.6kg won eas­ily from Crick’s 9.18kg with Joseph Wil­liams third on 8.63kg, Steve Mor­gan fourth on 8.59kg and Mario Vu­kic round­ing out the top five with 8.57kg.

Tas­ma­nian Leigh McKen­zie fin­ished in eighth place and Vic­to­rian Michael Hodges won the non boater sec­tion with a 10/10 bag of bream weigh­ing 8.39kg.

An­glers trav­elled south to fish the fourth round on the Der­went River last week­end.

Adam Crick con­tin­ued his great form from St He­lens, tak­ing out first place with a fan­tas­tic 10/10 two day to­tal weight of 11.03kg.

Josh Wil­liams took sec­ond spot with 9.88kg, with War­ren Carter third on 9.83kg, Char­lie Sayakao fourth on 9.77kg and Alan Lis­ter fifth with 9.62kg.

Other Tas­ma­ni­ans to fin­ish in the top 10 were An­drew Krushka in sixth place with 9.54kg and Steve Steer ninth with 9.27kg.

For the non boater sec­tion Shaun Egan took first place with a 10/10 to­tal of 8.44kg.

Con­grat­u­la­tions es­pe­cially to Crick and Ling for their per­for­mances and all the Tas­ma­nian an­glers who did well dur­ing both rounds.

Adam caught most of his fish from shal­low wa­ter us­ing Eco­gear MW62F lures with num­ber 328 the stand­out.

The qual­i­fy­ing se­ries moves to the Gold Coast for the fourth round on April 21-22. TAS­MA­NIA lost an iconic build­ing on Fri­day morn­ing af­ter fire dev­as­tated the Bronte Park Chalet in the Cen­tral High­lands.

Built in the 1940s for the state’s hy­dro-elec­tric scheme, the chalet be­came the home for work­ers, tourists and an­glers alike.

The fire started af­ter 7.30am and was be­lieved to be caused by an elec­tri­cal fault in the ceil­ing, and the prop­erty was soon en­gulfed in flames.

The lo­ca­tion and in­ten­sity of the fire meant by the time fire crews ar­rived noth­ing could be done aside from stop­ping the blaze from spread­ing to neigh­bour­ing houses and veg­e­ta­tion.

The chalet was host to many fish­ing com­pe­ti­tions such as the 1988 World Fly Fish­ing Cham­pi­onships and the Ed­die Wigston Memo­rial.

The chalet was a quiet, peace­ful and spe­cial place with many a beer and big night had. It will be missed by many. THE Carp Man­age­ment Pro­gram team re­cently re­leased sur­vey re­sults on the num­ber of baby carp left in Lake Sorell.

The sur­vey was to de­ter­mine if the carp left in the lake had spawned over the last few months.

Sixty-six fyke nets were set where young had been seen and caught be­fore.

Back­pack elec­tro-shock­ers were also used in 24 ar­eas around the lake for at least 15 min­utes each.

The nets were in the wa­ter for 6149 hours and other ar­eas had 385 min­utes of elec­tro fish­ing.

All that were seen were eels, golden galaxia and rain­bow trout which is great news — it means all the ef­fort has worked.

The team can now con­tinue to fo­cus on get­ting rid the few adult carp left in Lake Sorell.

Tight lines un­til next week.

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WHAT A HAUL: Adam Crick with some of his win­ning catch of bream from the fourth round of the ABT Costa Bream Se­ries held on the Der­went River last week­end.

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