Anglers are running out of time to fish rainbow trout waters, with that season ending the weekend after next along with the month of May.
Also closing are Lakes Mackintosh and Rosebery and northern rivers the Macquarie, Meander, South Esk and Brumbys Creek.
In the northwest, Lake Rowallan is one of those rainbow trout lakes recently re-opened.
Its water level is unusually high for late autumn, but with a good head of trout and protected from most winds by high ground, Rowallan has been popular late in many seasons.
Partly because of that high ground, however, Hydro Tasmania is examining pumped hydro possibilities at Lakes Rowallan and Cethana this autumn, so motorists in these areas should expect extra traffic and possible minor delays as heavy machinery is moved along roads until June.
Out West, Lake Mackintosh is protected in many parts by high ground and its water level is also high.
Brumbys Creek was re-opened recently and will also close soon. Likely places there are immediately above and below each of the three weirs.
Many trout anglers, already looking ahead to what we hope will be a return to normal, will welcome the Inland Fisheries Service stocking popular waters.
Already transferred from Great Lake have been many wild brown trout averaging nearly a kilogram: 2840 to Four Springs Lake and 1200 to Lake Leake.