Northern saltwater fishing action is quickening.
King George whiting 50 to 55cm long are plentiful in the Tamar estuary up to Garden Island, being noticeable as usual at Kelso and across at George Town.
Then upriver in the Trevallyn Tailrace, sea-run trout were reported close in along its southern bank last week.
Down east, many hefty silver trevally and blackback are in Georges Bay at St Helens while along the north-east coast, sizeable flathead and gummy sharks are being boated offshore between Waterhouse and Tomahawk.
Dates for the annual calamari squid closure in upper south-east coast waters, including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage, remain unchanged: October 15 to November 14 inclusive.
For more details on these closures, ring (03) 6165 3044.
Inland, the Great Lake Community Centre at Miena will soon be busy, starting Friday evening, with Inland Fisheries Service officers holding Talk Trout Tasmania from 7.30 to 9pm, with supper provided. Meet IFS staff and hear about managing our wild fishery.
Then at the centre on Saturday October 13 the Great Lake Tie-In will allow some of the best fly-tyers from around Tasmania to demonstrate their art.
This will be followed on Sunday by national Gone Fishing Day, which is licence-free and includes Take a Kid Fishing at the Central Highlands Lodge Dam, 10am to 4pm. Both events will have entry by gold coin.
Anglers Alliance will also host junior fishing at the Longford Fishing Club Dam, Cressy, 10am to 3pm.
In saltwater, Fishcare will have fishing information and rods available in the north at Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point, for a fishing clinic, 10am to 2pm.