After the recent rain, a last minute decision was made to make the trek up and fish the rivers. While the level and flow was back to usual (it was previously pretty low), the rain had dirtied the water fairly significantly. This and the fact it was blowing an absolute gale, made if a difficult and frustrating day of fishing – it happens though 🙂
Most pools where we had previously fished with confidence didn’t produce any action. An idea was floated where the flooded river produced an abundance of new food which meant the fish were not feeding, it could have been due to the dirty water, no one was to know for sure.
At the end of the day, we picked up some rainbows which lifted our spirits (much needed!). As the storm clouds rolled through, we decided to call it a day and head back home.
Quick trip up to Eucumbene for a swim to escape the Canberra heat and bonus photo of the hottest 100 crew – Groovin’ The Spilt Milk Bennies! 🙂
A quick edit of the farm taken for my Dad. Shot on Boxing Day 2018.
Hot days, cold nights, tough fishing – still a good way to round out 2018. Click to view full size images, especially the panorama 🙂
I’ve been out and about over the last few weeks but sometimes fishing gets in the way of taking photos. I’ve also been lucky to fish some special stretches of water that I’ve sworn not to post photos of – sorry :-).
Here’s a quick photo from yesterday where Mark and I decided to head up to Murrumbidgee. Just after the storm we were anticipating a hatch but with the cool weather and southerly breeze, it didn’t eventuate. We still managed to land a couple of fish and drop a few more, all good fun. Bring on the warmer nights!
We decided to pull over quickly on our way home from the coast to checkout a stretch of river that looked great and where I have seen bass hitting the surface previously. I only had the 6wt in the car but these bass fight like cannons, great fun! This spot is definitely on the list now to spend a bit more time exploring, maybe with a 3 or 4wt rod.
NSW South Coast – November 2018.