Bream fishing success
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.