Trout fishing in the north is not quite finished yet.
Running water remaining open to anglers through May are lower stretches of four major rivers: the Meander along with Brumbys Creek, the Macquarie and South Esk. These last three rivers are benefiting from strong flows down Brumbys from Great Lake.
Fly-fishers using nymphs have recently reported pleasing results from these streams and with the South Esk remaining open all the way to Avoca, plenty of productive water is available.
Tasmanian Irrigation has reopened Craigbourne Dam to anglers after being closed because of algae. It is one of 14 trout waters remaining open all year and last month a total of 720 wild brown trout, from Great Lake and averaging 800g, were transferred into it by the Inland Fisheries Service.
Meanwhile, Agfest near Carrick began on May 5 and will end this Saturday.
According to the Recreational Fisheries Section of DPIPWE, Agfest this year includes a wide-ranging recreational fishing display on North Street worth visiting.
The Fisheries Section is also reminding anglers that the recreational rock lobster season closed on Saturday, May 1 for all crayfish in the Eastern Region and for females in the Western Region, where the season for male crays remains open until August 31.
Down East, Australian salmon continue to reward anglers fishing the surf while kingfish remain plentiful in Georges Bay at St Helens.