Summer is here and also warming up is trout fishing in Tasmania's highlands.
Fly-fishers up top are preparing for action from trout hunting floating flies when full hatches of highland mayfly duns begin in a week or so.
Several experienced anglers on Little Pine Lagoon have had their lines tightened already by good-conditioned brownies up to 1.4 kilograms.
One boated brawny trout grabbing his black nymph prospected deep while another, fishing a floater from shore late afternoon, landed others rising to caddis being blown out from him.
Yet when the main mayfly hatch starts soon, anglers wading will often find more productive casting into wind blowing massed duns shore-wards.
Two keen, fit anglers recently found trout already rising to highland mayflies at scenic, isolated Lake Ina, east of Lake St Clair and several hours' walk from Clarence Lagoon which is linked to the Lyell Highway by a 4WD track.
They took four nice trout on dry flies, three brownies and a bonus brookie.
Meanwhile, coming up for recreational fishers in saltwater this very Saturday is the re-opening of the rock lobster season along the East Coast.
Then in the north east, several anglers afloat on Anderson Bay and only a kilometre or so off Bridport, were pleased with 13 acceptable flathead they took recently on squid bait.
Timing was critical, fishing action picking up at daybreak before the wind did.
Arthurs Lake 1.46 (metres from full)
Great Lake 10.91
Little Pine Lagoon 0.50
Penstock Lagoon 0.05
Woods Lake - spilling
Lake St Clair 1.70
Lake King William 1.49
Lake Echo 2.88
Bradys Lake 0.92
Bronte Lagoon 0.85
Laughing Jack Lagoon 0.76
Lake Gordon 20.89
Lake Plimsoll 1.51
Lake Murchison 13.54
Lake Mackintosh 2.06
Lake Rosebery - Spilling
Lake Pieman 0.77
Lake Mackenzie 3.95
Lake Rowallan 4.31
Lake Parangana 1.33
Lake Cethana 2.53
Lake Barrington 1.42
Lake Gairdner 0.89
Lake Paloona 1.82
Lake Leake 5.12 (FSL 5m)
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