Trout strong from the start
  |  First Published: September 2011

After the opening of the trout season in August there were many anglers flocking to various lakes and river to chase the trout that they had missed over the last three months.

Anglers where rewarded with a bonanza of trout with lakes, farm dams and bloated creeks and rivers along this stretch of Tasmania producing great fishing.

September, along with some warm spring weather should make a good month for fishing in Tasmania.

Guide and Pet dams and Huntsman Lake will continue to fire and a few others will join this list.

Lake Parangana is located on the upper reaches of the Mersey River containing a good supply of brown trout and is usually worth a look.

Parangana hold its own with some good trout within its banks – it is one water vastly under-rated.

Another great water for September is the small dam behind Smithton called Lake Mikany.

It’s has been becoming better and better over the last few years and is an amazing lake for anyone wanting to walk the shore chasing some good trout.

We can expect Lake Barrington to be another key factor a little later on in this month as it starts its normally long and patchy firing season.


There is no surprise that over most of last month angling has been mainly focused on the trout, but September will see a few more people also looking at the saltwater for some fish.

Australia Salmon continue to hang around the coast as they have right thought winter and as we head further into spring and a warmer climate the populations and size will grow.

There seems to be no better place to chase these spring salmon than around Emu Bay at Burnie: Port Sorell is also a top salmon spot.

Barracouta should be also found in the Burnie area and could be accompanied by a few other species worth targeting.

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