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  |  First Published: November 2010



The Tamar River has still been very quiet with anglers struggling you fish during the cold wet weather of recent times.

The main species that are still being caught are Australian salmon with some of them around the 2kg mark.

The main spots still seem to be around Ainslie retirement village where anglers are taking them from the shore.

The fish seem to be schooling in very shallow water. Boat anglers have to be very cautious in this area because of the shallow reefy bottom. One angler reports of destroying his prop on it – and I am sure he isn’t the only one.

The Kelso area is also fishing well with Australian salmon being the main aim.

Anglers are finding the Halco 20g Twisty is the most productive.

Soft plastics such as the Yep Tassie tackle in the colour Whitebait and Smokecloud in the 3” minnow have also been a stand out lure as well.

Calamari scarce

The Low Head squid have also been very quiet this year due to the large amount of fresh water coming down the river.

Some of the commercial fishers have not even bothered chasing them due to them being so scarce.

Upper Tamar

The upper Tamar is starting to perform after a slow start. A few nice sea trout have been taken recently.

The ones that I have heard about have all been taken on soft plastics and have been around 1kg in weight. The whitebait have turned up and the trout that have been taken have all been full of them.

The best plastics to try would be Berkley Gulp 3” minnow in the Smelt colour and the Yep Tassie Tackle in the 3” minnow in the Whitebait colour.

A 7cm Rapala in Brown Trout and Rainbow would also be a good one to give a go.

For the bait angler scallops and wattle grubs would be worth a shot.

Beach fishing for gummies

North East beach anglers have done well on the gummy sharks on the last full moon at Bellingham.

Some of them have been up to 1.2m long. A few nice Australian salmon have also been taken on red and white surf poppers.

Tight lines and as the weather improves we can only hope that the fishing does to.

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