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Thursday mornings, local fishing enthusiast Mozza joins Mick & Maria for his unique take on all things piscatorial with Mozza's Hot Bites. What's biting and where, plus the latest gadgets for reeling in a big one! Thursdays after 8am with Mick & Maria thank to The Fishermans Shed.

Mozza's Hot Bites - 10th August

Mozza in the studio again this week!

Here are the best fishing spots around Tassie at the moment:

A Kayaker towing a silver wobbler along the bottom at a medium pace in Norfolk bay, south of Sommers bay, trying for a flathead managed to nail a 2kg Snapper. What a catch! Plenty of Snapper caught in their last year, and a spot I will be heading to when the water warms up a touch.

The weekend saw the opening of the Brown Trout season for 2017-2018, with thousands of anglers out trying to tempt a trout.

The best fish that Mozza saw was one caught in the upper Derwent estuary by Adrian Slater falling foul to hins Soft plastic and pulling the scales down at a staggering 12.5lb (his PB sits at 22lb). 

Tooms Lake – Anglers at Tooms Lake also enjoyed some outstanding fishing. Up to 50 boats were on the lake. A good number of brown and rainbow trout were taken by all methods of fishing. Fish up to 3kg being caught.

River Derwent – The New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Club held its opening weekend fishing competition on the Derwent system over the weekend. 84 fish were weighed in with fish up to 5.6kg. The Lower Derwent always fishes well early in the season and with dryer than normal conditions this year, Whitebait will be around early and this should provide good fishing in the section from Bridgewater to New Norfolk!

Woods Lake – Callum Lord Nathan Huizing had a good session here Monday Has a awesome session on woods yesterday! Heaps of fish holding on weed beds. Also found some good fish along rocky shores fishing deep with soft plastics. 

Woods Lake was also popular for the opening day of the season. One IFS compliance team conducted a boat patrol on this water on the Saturday and checked 67 anglers for a total of 144 fish. Trolling was the most successful method.
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Have a listen to this weeks Hot Bites with Mozza!