Bikepacking – July 2020

My first solo trip overnight on the bike to Berlang Campground and back. 185kms total, around 5.5hrs riding time each way (little slower on return). Everything went as planned which was great. I have a few ideas on improving my setup and reducing some of the bulk for the next ride, but overall good times.

an old abandoned corrugated hut in the middle of the forrest.
muddy firetrail in Tallaganda State Forrest.
everyone that rides this route seems to take this photo.
Berlang Campground
some idiot that couldn’t take a clear photo to save his life!

Out & About – 2020

What a crazy start to 2020. With everything going on, I managed to get out and battle the smoke, rain and whatever else was thrown at me, and was lucky enough to land a few fish – the highlight being landing a salmon on the 6wt on my birthday!

Here is a small handful of the photos taken over this time. I’m hoping it’s only a matter of time until all this chaos/nonsense/whatever you want to call it is over, and we can get back out and enjoy the outdoors properly. Until then, the vise is getting a good workout, and my fly boxes are slowly getting a much needed top up!

Trout Opening – October 2019

A few days up the hill with Reid and JQ for NSW trout opening weekend. While few fish were landed it was perfect for a bit of a scouting mission to see the condition of the rivers and to checkout some new access.

Tumut River Brewing Co – give the Full Grunt APA or Tuckerbox Hoppy Lager a go!

Last fish for the season – June 2019

A quick trip up for the afternoon to fish some of my favourite water. While only weighing in a 1.5lbs, this chunky rainbow put a nice bend in the rod. I ended up landing 3 around a similar size, all off the top on small midge patterns. A good day out to mark the start of winter and the end of the NSW Trout season for me.