Season opening delivers for some
TROUT season opened last Saturday and what a fantastic day it was for so many anglers.
Each year trout opening weekend is becoming more and more popular among anglers, which is a great thing for the fishing community.
On the weekend I was swamped with amazing fish photos from around the region.
The Buckland River produced some lovely trout, so too did the Buffalo River near Abbeyards, the Mitta Mitta River upstream of Eskdale, sections of the King River, and I also had a variety of mixed reports from the many smaller creeks and tributaries across the region.
I had one report from the Ovens River near Freeburgh that was not great, and another report from the Kiewa River near Dederang that was OK but not red hot.
So by and large the trout season has started off great for a lot of people with the upper Buffalo River and Buckland River both standing out.
I fished a tributary of the King River with my mate Wayne ‘Strawba’ Gardner which was OK.
We managed 11 trout between us over a four hour period with the biggest being somewhere in the low 30cm size.
So the fishing was not red hot for us, but we sure did have one of the most amazing mornings full of mateship, laughter and a moderate amount of banter.
To see the video of our opening morning trout session, look up my YouTube channel ‘robbiefishing’ or search for the video on YouTube called; Trout Opening 2017 featuring Wayne Strawba’ Gardner’
In other news I have had a few reports of redfin being caught at Lake Moodemere on worms.
The redfin have not been huge, nor have they been plentiful, but for this time of the year just being able to catch a few redfin is a great thing.
NICE CATCH: Wayne ‘Strawba’ Gardner with one of his season opening trout that he caught in a small stream on Saturday morning on a bullet lure.