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Tamar lifts its game
  |  First Published: December 2010



The Tamar has really started to pick up through out the estuary. The weather has started to settle and the fishing has been great.

Low Head and George Town have both been fishing well with the main target species being calamari and Australian salmon.

The calamari fishing has really picked up and the best areas have been the shallow sea grass beds near the Low Head lighthouse and East Beach.

Anglers have been doing well off Lagoon Beach just on dark. There are good sea grass beds just off the front of Lagoon making this a great land-based area. Anglers have been having success on a wide range of jigs. The standouts have been Smoothie squid jig in the colour lime green, Pioneer Power jig in the lumo and the Jarvis Walker Razorback in the colour green.

Pontoon anglers have also been getting their fair share of action off the Pier pontoon in George Town and the breakwater wall at the Low Head Pilot Station.

Beechford has also been fishing well with Barry Messenger of George Town doing well landing himself a really nice Australian salmon and a big blue spotted flathead in one session. Both fish were taken on a blue surf popper and weighed around 2kg each.

Aaron Richardson has also done well at Beechford. He has landed some nice gummies after dark off the beach.

Pipers River anglers have had some really good results from the Pipers River of late. Big southern black bream up to 2kg have been landed with most of the big fish being taken on bait around the river mouth near Weymouth.

Best baits have been prawns and square back crabs. Australian salmon, yellow eye Mullet and Silver Trevally have also been taken lately.

Rubicon River Bream

Rubicon River has started to heat up as well with some big bream being the main target.

My eldest son and I had a great trip during recent weeks were we managed to catch two beautiful fish which weighed in at 1.8kg and 2kg. Both fish were taken on pink nippers.

We also landed ourselves some lovely Australian salmon. Our trip was after a heavy rain and the water was very discoloured, but the fish didn’t seem to mind.

Also from the Rubicon a lovely snapper was taken early in the month which weighed in at 4kg. Although the estuary is very shallow, fishing for snapper on dawn or dusk could be very productive.

As the water temperature rises, it should only get better.

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