Trout season ticking along
TROUT season has started well for many anglers across the region.
As the season unfolds and more and more reports come my way I start to see more of a pattern of where the fish are biting.
At the moment, the Buckland River seems to be fishing very well.
I have had a few reports from that area, with the upper reaches producing quite a lot of trout for some anglers.
Bladed spinners and small hard body minnows seem to be picking up fish.
Across in the Buffalo Valley the reports have been a bit slower and more inconsistent.
From all accounts the Buffalo River has been a bit more hit and miss, however, I did see one photo of a nice brown trout of around 50cm in length caught just downstream of the junction of the Buffalo and Catherine rivers.
I have a report from the King River of a father and son combination.
Both men caught one trout each with the best being just over one kilogram.
Interestingly, the story from the Kiewa River has been identical.
I have only received one report this week from the Kiewa, and that was of slow trout fishing, with one of the few trout landed being well over 50cm long.
I have not had a chance to go trout fishing in the past week, however, I have been to Lake Moodemere a few times near Rutherglen.
On my first trip I landed two carp and one redfin.
The redfin was big enough to fillet, but only just.
The following two trips saw me catch nothing at all although I have had a few reports of small numbers of redfin and carp similar to my first trip down there.
So Lake Moodemere is ticking over for carp and small redfin, but it is ticking over quite slowly.