Most inland trout waters close when this Sunday May 2 ends, but the lower stretches of four major northern streams will remain open until May 30, then close along with designated rainbow trout waters.
The stretches are Brumbys Creek downstream from Weir 1 to the Macquarie River, the Macquarie from Brumbys Creek to the South Esk River, the Meander River from Strath Bridge to the South Esk River and the South Esk from Storys Creek Rd bridge at Avoca to Beams Hollow above Lake Trevallyn.
Remaining open all year, however, are Brushy Lagoon, Craigbourne Dam, Great Lake except for Canal Bay, Lakes Barrington, Burbury, King William, Pedder and Pioneer, Huntsman and Meadowbank Lakes, Rivers Leven downstream from Whisky Creek, Tamar down from the Lower Charles St Bridge over the North Esk River and the West Tamar Road Bridge over the South Esk River, the Huon down from the Huonville Bridge and the Derwent down from the New Norfolk Bridge.
Of interest to trout anglers who fish all year is the recent stocking of Brushy Lagoon with 171 domestic Atlantic salmon, donated by Huon Aquaculture and averaging 1.2kg followed last Monday by 170 more.
Meanwhile, into Craigbourne Dam from Great Lake last Friday went 240 wild brown trout averaging 800 grams.
In saltwater, good numbers of weighty bluefin tuna are reported off Eaglehawk Neck and St Helens.
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