Tamar estuary starts to move into summer fishing fun
  |  First Published: November 2012

The Tamar has started to pick after a cold long winter.

The water temperature in Bass Strait has fallen below the average this year and is currently around 10 degrees.

Low Head

Southern calamari have been going well with good catches being taken around the Low Head area. They are mainly being caught around the sea grass beds.

The best colours in the squid jigs seem to be lime green, chartreuse and the camouflage colour. Most anglers are catching most of there squid around the change of the tide.

At Low Head good catches of spring barracouta and pike have been taken. Trolling or spinning with small silver slices have been the most productive methods.

Batman Bridge

It’s still a bit quiet although I did hear a report that some anglers were catching some nice snottie trevally in Devils Elbow, up in front of the boat ramp. Might definitely be worth a look!

George Town

The George Town pontoon has still been producing some nice ‘couta. The local kids have been having a ball getting amongst the ‘couta that are hanging around the pontoon.

They have been getting them by drifting a pilchard down a berley trail. There are also some yellow eye mullet being taken as well.

Curries River Dam

The dam has been producing some good catches.

They seem to be mainly brown trout being taken. The most productive methods seem to be spinning with soft plastics and hardbodied lures.

Best soft plastics that have been working are Yep Tassie Tackle 3” Black and Gold Flapper, and Berkley Black and Gold T-Tails.

The pick of the hardbodied lures seem to be Tassie Devil number 51 and 46. Boat anglers seem to be having more success than the land-based anglers. Grub and worm anglers are also taking there fair share of fish.

Some have been really nice size up to 3kg but a lot of bigger ones have been lost.

Sam Sherriff and Trent Rigney trying their luck flyfishing at Curries River Dam.

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