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Presented from Issue 102
The humble Flathead is without doubt the Tasmanian anglers most sought after recreational saltwater species.

They can be found virtually anywhere there is a sandy bottom, from our estuaries to our bays, they are easy to catch and as an added bonus, are fabulous on the dinner table as well.

Mike Stevens has asked me to pen a few words together aimed at those that want to start targeting this species and perhaps aren’t really familiar on how to go about it, so here goes.

Species

There are three distinct species of flathead found around Tasmania and perhaps the most common is the southern sand flathead.

They can grow to around 50cm in length and over 2 kg in weight, but due to them having to be around 16 years of age in order to reach this size; fish like these are the exception rather than the rule.

Their colours vary depending on surroundings but they are usually a light brown or mottled pattern on top with a white belly.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Have you tried whitebait fishing?
(Article from https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/the-2017-whitebait-season-opens-sunday-1-october )
With favourable conditions, this season is looking like a great whitebait season.
The 2017 whitebait season opens for fishing this Sunday - October 1 and remains open till Saturday 11 November 2017.

This season the following waters will be open:

Black River
Brid River
Don River
Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir)
Henty River
Huon River
Inglis River
Little Forester River
Pieman River
River Derwent
River Forth
River Leven
kanamaluka/River Tamar (including Trevallyn Tailrace), and
Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the weir)
The daily catch limit 2 kg but the total season catch limit is 10 kg and the maximum possession limit is 10 kg.

Whitebait can only be taken between the hours from sunrise to sunset.

To fish for whitebait you must purchase a whitebait season licence* which cost $31.00 and can be bought online by clicking the "Pay Now" button (located on the left side of this email), at Service Tasmania shops or selected tackle stores.

*Children 10 years and over must have a licence to fish for whitebait. Children under 10 are not permitted to fish for whitebait.

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