Trout sea­son tick­ing along

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News - BY ROB ALEXAN­DER, WAN­GARATTA

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.

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