Sea­son open­ing de­liv­ers for some

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - REGIONAL EXTRA - BY ROB ALEXAN­DER, WAN­GARATTA

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.

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