The Brown Trout Fishing Season Opens in ! Get Your Licence

Easter 2024 patrols report

The Walsh brothers from Karoola proudly showing off a nice Brown trout caught on Easter Saturday at yingina/Great Lake

Well, the weather finally played nice for a weekend and it just happened to be over Easter! Bright and largely still conditions met those heading away for the holiday period, with plenty of opportunity to get the boat and rods out.

Our Officers were also out and about to see how anglers were going and talked to almost 200 during the period. 

yingina/Great Lake was fairly quiet, but trolling with lead lines produced good results. Some nice fish were caught by bait anglers on shore at Boundary Bay. 

Arthurs Lake was also fairly quiet, with one fly angler landing 3 fish on the shore at Pumphouse Bay. 

The Brady’s chain was recovering from being drawn down to a low level in February for maintenance. The water levels continue to rise and are now back to 1.92m below full supply, from a low of around 4.5m. The anglers spoken to reported catches via deeper trolling.

Bronte Lagoon was tough for trollers in the bright conditions. Some fish were caught on the  Long Shore by fly anglers. 

At Lake Sorell there were 3 cracking fish caught by one group. They were between 4 and 6lb in size, caught from a boat towards Kermodes Bay.

Unfortunately 9 offences were detected for boating safety issues, including 6 where people were not wearing their lifejackets. Five people were also detected not having their angling licence. Just a timely reminder, the current fine for not wearing a lifejacket when required is $195 and attempting to fish without an angling licence is $390. 

ANZAC Day is now the last potential 'long weekend', for those considering taking the Friday off, prior to the season close (for most waters) on Sunday 28 April.

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