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Fishing Reports / Re: Dumaresq River near Glen Lyon 17.6.17
« Last post by Member on June 23, 2017, 09:04:06 AM »
Fantastic, and a magic part of the country. Good to see even with all the flogging that area gets the Cod keep eating.
News Views & Press Releases / Poacher convicted of netting offence
« Last post by Member on June 20, 2017, 10:00:14 PM »
Poacher convicted of netting offence

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Terry Johann Jones of Northdown was found guilty on four charges relating to illegal net use and the taking protected wildlife. Mr Jones had set a grab all net in the Franklin Rivulet near Port Sorell, which entangled and killed a platypus.
Terrence Jones pleaded not guilty but was convicted of all charges and fined $1091.09 plus court costs.
To take fish form inland waters by means other than a rod and line is illegal. To possess a non-permitted net at inland waters is also illegal. Platypuses are protected wildlife, and significant penalties apply to taking or possessing them.
This shows the risks of illegal nets and traps. They are good at catching fish but also catch wild life as well. This is the fourth platypus that the IFS has encountered that has been killed by an illegal fish trap in Tasmania this year. We find this extremely disappointing and we need your help to stop this happening.
Please report any suspicious behaviour to the Inland Fisheries Service on 1300 INFISH. Information such as dates, times, vehicle descriptions and registration numbers, along with any details of the people involved. A quick response improves the chances of us catching them. For further information, please contact Steve Hepworth, Manager Compliance and Operations at Inland Fisheries – 0438 338 530.
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News Views & Press Releases / How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?
« Last post by Member on June 20, 2017, 10:00:14 PM »
How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing.  Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small.  This may however be starting to change.  Over the past five years, we have undertaken two surveys (2013 & 2016), as well as monitoring the spawning run each year, in addition to tracking anglers’ catch rates and the total harvest of brown trout. 
Indications are the fishery is improving, both in terms of the size and number of brown trout.  A comparison of the survey results from 2013 and 2016, in conjunction with monitoring this years spawning run, suggests the lake is now holding fish from a range of sizes.  Back in 2013 just 10% of the fish were 400 mm or greater, this compares to 34%. for 2016 .  Monitoring of the spawning run this year indicates just over 50% of the fish are now 400 mm or greater.  The graphs above show how the fishery is changing, and while the 2017 information is from the spawning run only, it shows a real improvement.  We are confident this will show in the catches for the coming season.
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Fishing Reports / Re: Dumaresq River near Glen Lyon 17.6.17
« Last post by Member on June 19, 2017, 05:50:31 AM »
Well done, nice looking water!
Fishing Reports / Dumaresq River near Glen Lyon 17.6.17
« Last post by Member on June 18, 2017, 10:52:42 PM »
Met up with a few of the mates down on the Dumaresq near Glen Lyon again over the weekend. Left home on Friday at lunchtime, picked up my friend Todd on the way and met up with WayneD (who was already out on the river) near where we had planned to fish.

Upon catching up with Wayne, we were informed of his bucket list accomplishment of already landing a metery Cod that afternoon. Photos and video were viewed of that catch and we were keen to hit the water ourselves. But alas, things were a little quiet and only 2 smallish cod were landed by 9pm and it was getting cold.


During the night another of the crew arrived and in the morning old Jeff also put in an appearance. Keen to get into it, all five of us hit the water. Wayne had made an early start (well before I got out of bed) and had notched up 4 cod.

Once out of the main hole near camp, the snag structure impoved.

And we started to land some fish.

Wayne needed to get home and planned to bail at lunch. Jeff left too as he was lacking some mojo/enthusiasm leaving just the three of us to press on downstream.

The fish became regular after that. On spinnerbaits, hardbodies and surface.

The favourite snag of the day.

A total of four cod were landed from it.

We all changed over to surface for the way back to camp, which accounted for another six cod between the three of us.

Overall, 32 cod were landed from this section of river, all between 500-600mm. Good times had by all. Thanks for reading.

Fishing Reports / Re: Cormorants bay lure fishing.
« Last post by Member on June 16, 2017, 05:50:51 AM »
Well done! Excellent fish!
Fishing Reports / Re: Cormorants bay lure fishing.
« Last post by Member on June 15, 2017, 03:08:21 PM »
nice fish. looks like a nice day we have had 7 inches of rain since sunday pity it did not go into the dams.
Fishing Reports / Cormorants bay lure fishing.
« Last post by Member on June 14, 2017, 06:04:05 PM »
We decided to try our luck fishing off rocks at lake . Had a picnic then set out casting small lures like jackall 38 and atomic 40s . Looking for something to up our chances i rigged berkley SP on daiwa 7ft rod . On the third cast hooked on to a decent bass 40cm+ . It was awsome fight on 6lb line .
Cheers Joseph
General Discussion / Re: Setting up Bait Caster
« Last post by Member on June 14, 2017, 06:01:40 PM »
Check YouTube and learn how to tie a Slim Beauty or an FG Knot. 
General Discussion / Re: Setting up Bait Caster
« Last post by Member on June 14, 2017, 09:17:40 AM »
Hi Team

Thanks for the replies and the various options regarding the leader, knot and length.

I have purchased 30KG braid that is a just little bit thicker than the norm to allow for any abrasion which means I can try the 50cm leader eliminating the knot going through the guides.

All I need to know now is which is the magic lure to use for impoundments and best time of year?

Thanks all so far for the great advise, Greg
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