EARLY risers can snag themselves a free feed for the reopening of the Tasmanian trout season at Lake Leake’s Kalangadoo Bay on Saturday.
A barbecue breakfast gathering will be held at the Kalangadoo boat ramp from 8.30am to 9am to celebrate the fishing season’s return.
Eggs, bacon, tea and coffee will be offered, while anglers share stories of successes, downfalls and tips for the day.
It is one of many open-season events to be held by Devon Hills’s Janet and Todd Lambert, who said it was about building ties within the inland fishing community.
‘‘Whether we catch one on the day or not, it’s more about growing the tradition of getting together,’’ Mrs Lambert said.
‘‘We like to hear what everyone’s up to, if there’s wind lanes, fish tailing on the water, if they saw anyone catch a fish — all of that stuff helps to add to the excitement of the morning.’’
She said the lake had been fishing well and believed soft plastics would be the lure of choice for most anglers.
‘‘Fishing is a great equaliser of all social levels and classes,’’ Mrs Lambert said.
‘‘Time’s so precious now as well, it’s a good chance to get out with the family.’’
She said the event was weather dependent and could be cancelled in the event of hail, heavy rain, snow or high winds.
For more information, or to check in case of bad weather, call Mrs Lambert on 0412 555 643, or Greg Davis on 0418 591 278.
WHAT: Lake Leake trout season open day breakfast.
WHERE: Kalangadoo Boat Ramp, Lake Leake.
WHEN: food from 6.30am, gathering from 8.30am to 9am, Saturday.