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Presented from Issue 102, February 2013

Summer is certainly the best time of the year to go fishing around Burnie. With a little well prepared burley, you can catch just about anything! From big silver trevally and salmon to elephant fish and seven gilled sharks, there is something for just about everyone. Red Rock, situated on the western side of Burnie in the suburb of Cooee, is my favourite spot to wet a line around town. Why? The variety. There isn’t that much you cant catch there!

I’ve been fishing at Red Rock and it’s surroundings ever since I was a young whipper- snapper and I don’t think I’ve had so much success anywhere else around Burnie, or along the entire north western coastline for that matter!

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Presented for Issue 93

Once regarded as a trophy fishery, the status of Lake Crescent slowly declined after the discovery of carp (Cyprinus carpio) in 1995, and repeated extreme drought and low water levels caused a significant decline in trout populations. The establishment of carp in Lake Crescent not only posed a risk to the trout through the destruction of suitable habitat and decreased water quality, but also had the potential to outcompete the threatened Golden galaxias (Galaxias auratus).

Lake Cresent

Help needed. In 1973 Billy Zotch caught a very big trout in Lake Crescent on a Big Bat lure. 
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lake-crescent-2014-09-23-bLake Crescent 23/9/2014

This report is coming from the shores of Lake Crescent.Todd gave us a bum steer  - the fish do fight.
The first fish was a 6 lb Rainbow which took half an hour to get in the boat. The second was a cracker of a brown of 12 LB that took another half hour. Vic and I were using 6 lb. leaders. 
Thanks for the info it was spot on. We are here for a few days so hopefully we will see some more action.
Regards, Rose and Vic
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lake-cresent-2014-09-11-aLake Crescent 11/9/2014

From Martyn Evans at Lake Crescent. 
Its great to see visibility is a little bit better we spent a couple of hours along the shore rolled a couple and caught one nice buck 2.8 kg cleaned on plastics another older gentleman caught 2 around 4 pound mark on the ever reliable green and gold ashley.
Looking forward to heading back up to try some surface lures after dark.

Regards Martyn Evans

 

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Lake Crescent Report 25/3/2012

We went up to Lake Crescent today and fished from 12pm to 3.30pm with Bailey.
We had  heard reports that some good fish had come out of it in October and November around 2 to 3 kgs , but we also realised that a lot of effort went into catching them.

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