A few more trout caught
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.