Four Springs Lake is the place to be for many anglers.
Trout are coming at duns and spinners in the heat of day and hunting underneath for tucker like mayfly nymphs, stick caddis and water boatmen when light levels are low.
In more good news – subject to final approvals – the Inland Fisheries Service hopes to have a new toilet built near Four Springs carpark in autumn next year.
Strong winds slowed saltwater angling along the Northern coast last holiday weekend.
Down East, however, a surf angler on Swimcart Beach also found fishing in lower light productive.
Using bluebait at first light, he beached eight hefty blackback chasing small fish.
The national gamefishing survey previously mentioned will include Tasmanian anglers, and on behalf of Marine And Safety Tasmania, recreational boat owners may be contacted a private research company. They may also be interviewed at some boat ramps.
The first Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo should interest many this weekend. Hosted by the Australian Fly Fishing Museum and based at the Clarendon Estate museum near Nile, the expo will feature a range of presentations, fly tying and casting. Entry for both days costs $10, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
Fewer than 50 carp are thought to now live at Lake Sorell, onece though to be among the state’s most popular fisheries.
If they can be prevented from spawning, Sorell’s re-opening to anglers may not be far off.