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.
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.
I enjoy fishing the river at this level and it’s certainly the best fishing water in our region at the moment. Lots of great runs for nymphing. While we didn’t fish it too hard, we got plenty of fish to the net. Evan managed to land a nice rainbow around 50cm on the most ratty looking fly i’ve ever seen which goes to show that trout aren’t that fussy.
Night fishing off the bank. Midge hatch for 5-10 mins, then a caddis hatch for 10 mins, a few fish rising but then it was dead. Then around midnight, the browns came on in the shallows for about a 20min window and that was it. Repeated the exact same the following night at the exact same times.