Rain, which lifted some northern trout streams over banks about a week ago, has given fishers chances at last to find trout foraging in sidewaters of rivers like the renowned Break O' Day, near Fingal.
Besides the upper South Esk River itself, the St Pauls is a worthwhile tributary, along with north eastern rivers including the Ringarooma, George, Scamander and Swan.
The Macquarie tributary, the Lake River, could also fish well.
Downstream, Trout Expo is coming up again on Brumbys Creek, near Cressy, September 21 and 22 and it might just might prove lucky, certainly for anyone bagging Teddie the tagged trout worth $10,000. Visit tasmaniantroutexpo.com.au
Four Springs Lake is still full and usually clear, although the many birds may sometimes stir up weed.
While the latest scientific assessment of Tasmanian saltwater fish stocks shows as sustainable, the numbers of Australian salmon, wrasse, mullet, snook, whiting and garfish are classified as depleted, and although striped trumpeter numbers are recovering, sand flathead and calamari numbers are depleting.
Anglers can help by sticking to catch limits and returning undersized fish.
Calamari stocks can be improved by releasing small ones with less than 20cm mantle length.
Their north coast fishery will be closed throughout October to protect spawning calamari.