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Tasmanian Fishing Report November 2023


The Salt Water Fishing season has kicked off with the opening of the Striped Trumpeter. With The weather looking promising over the next few weeks. We hope anglers can enjoy the chance to catch this fantastic table fish. Please not bag limit has changed for some areas.

Make sure to check out the new Tasmanian sea fishing regulations.

Striped Trumpeter
Stripeys have just opened and already there has been some reports of some great fish being caught. The bag limits for stripeys have changed as of the 1st November so make sure to double check the rules for your region.

A few good bluefin tuna have been caught over the last few weeks. Skirts such as the Meridian XXX have been working well. Large schools of bait have been seen

Continue to be closed in the east coast zone, but good numbers of fish are being caught in the channel and Bruny island region

Australian Salmon
Good numbers of salmon up to 2kg have been caught lately with halco and gillies minnows in 10-30g being the most popular. Fish have been caught as far south as Southport and as far north as Swansea with port Arthur, storm bay and Frederick henry bay also hot spots.

Continued reports of mackerel being caught in the Derwent and pirate’s bay.

Bream still showing signs of being in spawn mode with people finding them schooled up in large schools. Browns river, prosser river, little swanport (upper region), swan river (upper region) and Lauderdale canal are all hot spots at the moment.  Lightly weighted soft plastics and vibes are proving the most effective way to catch these fish.


Bronte, Brady’s
Reports of some nice rainbows being caught in Brady’s chain on Powerbait lately from the shore while boats trolling Tasmanian Devils have been doing well also. Bronte has been excellent for fly fishing with lots of fish seen tailing around the shores. Small brown nymphs and 007s proving effective.

Echo remains high and clear with fishing being nothing short of exceptional. Good numbers of fish cruising the shore have been polaroided with all methods of fishing proving very effective.

Woods Lake
Seems to be bouncing back with lure anglers reporting a good number of fish being caught.  Size remains relatively low though.

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