Trout waters in the Central Highlands are in the news.
An angler known for trolling deep was impressed after a recent day trip to Laughing Jack Lagoon, near Derwent Bridge and Lake King William.
Putting out at daybreak after a long drive from Evandale, he and a friend boated 11 brown trout, each young, silvery and just over 0.5 kilograms.
Laughing Jack was almost full, with no weed and its bed eight metres down was clean.
Trolling green, gold and red lures five metres deep was best, especially in one area where insects had probably blown in.
The Parks and Wildlife Department advises that boom gates allowing vehicles access to Talinah Lagoon and Pillans Lake were opened on November 1.
The gate to Double Lagoon will remain closed, subject to another inspection in one week. For more information, ring 6701 2104.
Trout anglers can now access more of the Meander River, thanks to Mr John Broomby's liaison with two landowners resulting in opening four kilometres upstream and down from a new parking area on the southern side of Porters Bridge, just north of Exton.
Here the Meander consists of a mix of deep pools and rocky riffles, with some parts protected from northerly winds by hills.
In the brine, the East Coast squid closure area, which includes Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage, re-opens on Friday, November 15.