Fishing waters in milder parts of the highlands has recently been rewarding, with plenty of trout coming from Lake Leake last weekend and nice Tooms Lake trout taking baits fished from shore.
As predicted last week, some hefty brownies from Lake Crescent are also close in and have been seizing hard-bodied lures.
Yet while such lures drew many others from Lake Echo too, for best results they needed to be fished deep in water which has continued to rise steadily for months.
Then although Four Springs Lake has been pleasing many anglers, some have found action spasmodic and most consistent in northern shallows to soft plastics.
In Tamar estuary brine King George whiting are still about near Kelso but are not as consistent as the squid plentiful just offshore, near Two Mile Reef to the East of Low Head lighthouse.
The Trout Expo fishing competition on Brumbys Creek, between Weirs Two and Three near Cressy, will be popular the weekend after next.
Expo will involve special stockings of trout, including one tagged trout worth $10,000.
No fishing licence will be required but you do need to register on site to claim prizes. Competition conditions are on the back of registration tickets.
Gates open at 8am daily, fishing is from 8am to 4pm and cost per day for adults is $10, children under 14 $5 and onlookers free.
Those with ideas about improving or maintaining the health of fresh water habitats are advised that the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund is calling for submissions for grants of up to $60,000 to fund projects.
For more information and to apply, ring Tony Wright on 0419 116 541.