The Brown Trout Fishing Season Opens in ! Get Your Licence

Easter 2022 fishing wrap up

The Spencer family enjoying the day and their catches, after less than one hour fishing yingina/Great Lake on Monday!

Plenty of anglers made the trip into the Central Highlands for the Easter long weekend period. On the whole weather was pretty good except for the Sunday, which brought windy and rainy conditions.

Reasonable numbers of brown and rainbow trout were taken from Great Lake. Trolling lures and set rod bait fishing from the shore were the most successful methods. Good catches were also reported from Woods Lake.

The cooler conditions have seemingly brought an end to most of the dry fly fishing in the highlands for the season, but wet flies are still proving to be successful on Little Pine and Penstock Lagoons.

Unfortunately, compliance with fisheries and boating safety laws was not up to the usual standard:

  • Five anglers were found to be fishing without an angling licence
  • One angler was found to be fishing with more rods than endorsed on his licence
  • One angler was found to be fishing in a water flowing into Great Lake
  • Eight anglers were found to be failing to wear their PFD
  • Two anglers were found to be failing to carry minimum boating safety equipment

Although the 2021-22 brown trout season is drawing to a close, there is still some good fishing to be had. The weather forecast for the Anzac Day long weekend is looking good, so there is still an opportunity to buy a licence, catch a trout and finish your trout season with a bang!

Don't forget the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion is still running and ends on the same day as the closure date of the water being fished. There are still plenty of $2000 fish to be caught around the State. Please check out the above link to see the full details.

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