With summer here, many trout anglers are looking to highland lakes.
A veteran specialising in trolling lakes deep enjoyed a worthwhile day on Great Lake last week and another the week before.
Trolling near the bottom halfway across the northern part, he boated bags each day totalling 21 brownies and three rainbows.
Two lures were effective - one red, gold and green and the other red, gold and black.
Some of his catches before these trips had been below average, with Lake Leake and Tooms Lake too shallow for trolling deep.
He recently found many Lake King William trout at the surface, feeding hard on gum beetles floating in masses, and some Great Lake trout he boated last week were also heavy with gum beetles.
Anglers in the Little Lake area have also found success with lures, each basically green with touches of pink and a red stripe.
In other news, the Inland Fisheries Service advises that the Southern Midlands Council will consider by December 17 a permanent closure of a part of Craigbourne Road providing access to the eastern side of the dam.
The service encourages objectors to write or email the council at 71 High St, Oatlands 7120.
Meanwhile, the state’s East Coast rock lobster season opens on December 8 with the exception of the Maria Island Zone between Cape Forestier and Marion Bay.
This will remain closed because biotoxins there remain above the regulatory limits.
Following further sampling, a decision on opening this zone will be made just before December 15, 16 or if necessary, December 22, 23.
Then from Tamar estuary brine have come nice bags of sizeable King George whiting.