A few more trout caught

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - REGIONAL EXTRA -

LAST week’s rain­fall was just what the doc­tor or­dered.

It was not enough to break the drought, but it was enough to give the rivers and streams across the North East a good flush and en­sure they main­tain a de­cent flow of wa­ter for quite some time.

Last week I men­tioned the poor trout fish­ing around the re­gion.

This week I have a slight im­prove­ment in my re­port.

I now have a few half de­cent re­ports from around the re­gion.

I have had a cou­ple of re­ports of trout be­ing caught in the Ovens River up­stream of Bright, and trout be­ing caught in the Kiewa River close to Mt Beauty.

Also, just to help you de­cide where to go fish­ing, I had one re­port of ter­ri­ble trout fish­ing in the Mitta Mitta River near Eskdale.

I have man­aged to pick up a few trout by drift­ing worms in a cou­ple of the smaller streams but have had to work re­ally hard for them.

Thanks to the black­berry bushes I cur­rently have more holes in me than my late grand­moth­ers favourite pin cush­ion could ever dream of.

Young fish­ing leg­end James Len­nox sent me an awe­some photo on Snapchat, along with some in­struc­tions on how to use Snapchat and save the photo.

James caught a rip­per brown trout on worms in a small trib­u­tary of the Ovens River on trout open­ing.

Well done James, and thanks for the pic­ture…and the snapchat in­struc­tions!

I have been on an­nual leave and have been en­joy­ing fish­ing the Bro­ken Creek be­tween Kata­matite and Nu­murkah where I have caught a few carp and a cou­ple of nice yel­low­belly.

I caught them all an­gling with worms.

My great­est tip for any­body head­ing over that way fish­ing is to take plenty of Zyrtec or Clar­itin.

Be­tween the canola and the wat­tle, what I ex­pe­ri­enced goes be­yond a box of tis­sues and a jar of Vicks - I’m sure that re­gion is the hayfever cap­i­tal of the coun­try.

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