SCHOOL teams had better watch their casts when they step into Cressy fishing territory this month.
A team of 18 students has been selected to represent Cressy District High School at its Brumbys Creek home ground during the Tasmanian Trout Expo 2013 schools competition.
Whether it's baiting a hook, or exploring the finer details of fly fishing bird's nests, these students will be on their fishiest front foot come Monday, September 23.
Although the season has so far seen murky waters, Trout Territory Guided Fishing Tours' Gary France said conditions should be reaching an ideal point for the fish-off.
``Rivers have been on the tougher part of the equation, but they're about about to turn the corner,'' France said.
``Once they start to settle and clear up, lure and fly fishing are more appropriate - bait works well in dirty water, because the fish can taste or smell to get to food, rather than relying on being able to see.''
A head full of river, weather and insect knowledge is recommended by France.
``Know the weather forecast, keep safe all times and keep an eye on water levels,'' he said.
``For the angler, the Inland Fisheries Service website has the most of those links on it.''
The Tasmanian Trout Expo is a licence-free event and runs from September 21 to 23.
Entry for adults is $10 a day, or $15 for the weekend, or $5 a day or $8 for the weekend for children under 14.
--A Lake Leake fishing report is available online at www.examiner.com.au/community