The coast warms up
  |  First Published: November 2011

November is here already and day-by-day we get closer to the season anglers enjoy the most, summer.


Warm weather is bliss to every trout angler, no more trudging around in the cold and rain to chase those fish. The lakes are always a good place to start once we get the warm weather, and there is no better than Lake Burbury. By late November Burbury will be going extremely well and all methods of fishing will be heavily rewarded.

Lake Huntsman the biggest draw card lake on the north west and it is currently performing well.

The lake is restricted to artificial lures and flies but both methods are extremely productive.

Lake Barrington is another lake worth looking at summer is a good time, but it does have its on and off days, but if you’re lucky to catch it on a good one you will get onto a few trout and maybe an Atlantic salmon.

Other lakes like Mikany, Parangana, Rowallan, Mackintosh and Rosebery are all good to have a look at and get the day and method right and you can be well rewarded.

On the river and streams, the water is slowly dropping from drier weather, and as such we have miles of accessible banks along many of our rivers and streams.

Whether you enjoy fishing a river or stream by floating a worm, spinning a soft plastic or lure or drifting a fly you will find fish in most of our narrow waterways.

It can be a simple as keeping a small rod in the back of the car and having a quick flick up a small stream that any other time you would drive straight over.

Salty business

The salt will shine from November through to the end of autumn. Species that north west coast anglers will expect to see on the end of the lines include flathead, bream, Australian salmon, sea run trout, mullet, mackerel and many more.

Many different methods will catch these fish and a lot of different lures and baits will get them to the bank as well.

As for hot spots, try Port Sorell, the Burnie area, and the Mersey, Inglis, Arthur and Leven rivers.

There are a lot of different places on that hot spot list, but that just shows how versatile and wide spread the saltwater fishing can be.

North west Tasmanian anglers can find a bend in their rods this November.

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