Featuring wild brown trout running up to spawn, Trout Weekend is coming up at Liawenee, Great Lake, this weekend May 18 and 19, from 10am to 3pm.
Organised by the Inland Fisheries Service, many other attractions include helicopter rides, expert advice on fishing for trout, cooking them by smoking along with displays of desirable gear and native fish species.
Supervised by Fishcare volunteers, each junior angler aged under 14 years will have 10 minutes to fish a stocked pond to try for its trout.
The IFS regards this free event as also being free of alcohol, smoking and dogs.
All those trout anglers looking forward to Lake Sorell re-opening will welcome the IFS report that its exhaustive check of carp numbers during the first quarter of this year found no juvenile carp.
This means the few carp remaining did not spawn this season.
Recently fishing north eastern brine pleased a family of keen coastal anglers.
One landed Australian salmon big enough to do well in the recent contest at Swimcart Beach and another hauled a good number of nice trevally onto a popular jetty on a south western shore of Georges Bay.
Farther south off Eaglehawk Neck, persistence paid off for one troller who had ten grabs from tuna over three days and boated three between 20 and 27 kilograms. Another tuna of 107 kilograms was also reported caught.
Inland, Bronte Lagoon is a popular trout water holding mainly browns, some rainbows and a few brook trout, and because it seems to be performing well, no changes to bag limits or minimum sizes have been recommended. For more information visit the IFS website.