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Anglers pursue three Most Wanted trout and $30,000 in Great Tullah Trout Challenge prizes

May 11, 2010
Anglers pursue three Most Wanted trout and $30,000 in Great Tullah Trout Challenge prizes

The three most wanted trout in Tasmania are still at large with a posse of anglers in pursuit in the Great Tullah Trout Challenge.

The Most Wanted is a tagged Brown Trout with a $20,000 reward for the angler who lands it.

Then there are two tagged Rainbow Trout worth $8,000 and $2,000 to the anglers who land them.

GoSee found a gem of a lunch-stop off the A10 at the picturesque Tullah Lakeside Chalet which over-looks Lake

Graham Pead of Tullah Lakeside Lodge, sponsors of The Great Tullah Trout Challenge, said today that the fishing posse was out and anglers were landing excellent catches.

Most are fishing from boats and trout of three pounds and over are being taken. One group of anglers took 12 good trout in one fishing session, Graham said today.

The Great Tullah Trout Challenge fishing competition runs until May 30 at Lake Rosebery.

Tullah Lakeside Chalet is in the heart of the Lakes District and the outlook is craggy mountains, forest and shimmering lake waters.

It is just past Rosebery for travellers heading north coming from Strahan and Queenstown on the A10 Zeehan Highway or the B28 and about 190km from Burnie via the B18 Murchison Highway heading west of south.

Tullah is about 330km northwest of the Tasmanian capital Hobart via the A10 Lyell Highway. Tullah was established as a mining settlement in 1900. Bush walking, canoeing, fishing, wagon tours behind big horses and rock climbing are local activities.

Tullah Lakeside Chalet is about 45 min drive south of Cradle Mountain and one hour north of Strahan.

GoSee appreciated the comfortable lounge dining area, good coffee, toasted sandwiches and astonishing nature views through the big glass windows of Tullah Lakeside Chalet. From Tullah B18, the Murchison Highway provides better than average road running heading towards Burnie on Tasmania's north coast.

The route north via Hellyer Gorge to Wynyard winds about in hilly going and demands slower road speeds for safe travel.

Lake Rosebery view from Tullah Lakeside Lodge
Lake Rosebery view from Tullah Lakeside Lodge

For fishing fanatics after a guaranteed catch the Captain Cook Caravan Park, South Bruny Island is the home of Ol Kid Fishing Charters.

Many years of experience in the fishing industry shows in Chris Martyn's choice of a safe, specialised vessel and the conbination of Chris and Ol Kid make a good haul extremely likely.

Anglers can also try net fishing and even set a craypot and keep the catch providing they have the necessary government licences.

Better still all equipment with some minor exceptions is provided by Ol' Kid.

All government rules and regulations on bag limits and minimum sizes are strictly adhered to.

This means that anyone who wants to see cray pots set certainly can - but if you want to keep your share of the catch then you must hold a current Cray Pot Licence and have a Pot Buoy with your licence number on it.

Ol Kid Fishing charter. No fish no charge. Bruny Island
Ol Kid Fishing charter. No fish no charge. Bruny Island

Ol Kid will supply the pot and rope but you must have your own Buoy.

Similarly if you wish to set a net you must be licenced and have a buoy with your Licence number on it to be attached to an Ol Kid net.

Chris will help with the details.

Charter Rates are $100 per person for a three hour charter (minimum 2 people). Full day charters are available.

There are group bookings and concession rates with a special rate for families who incorporate accommodation and a fishing charter into their holiday at Captain Cook Caravan Park. Until May 31 Chris guarantees you will catch a fish. If you don't then you get your money back.

It is all about  fishing Bruny Island
It is all about fishing Bruny Island