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.
Evan and I had this weekend booked in for a good month or so, since we both couldn’t fish opening weekend the plan was to make up for it by fishing the Tumut River as we were attending an event at the Brewery. But with the water flow at 9000ML and rising (my mate fishing Blowering mentioned the water level there dropped 1 meter overnight!), we decided to leave it and fish some smaller streams in the area, perfect for a 2-3wt setup.
A few fish were landed and some new access points and streams were found, so not all was wasted! Fishing these smaller streams meant the fish were extra spooky, so it’s motivation to work on my streamcraft and fly presentation a lot more.
Checkout Evans Chinese 7ft 3wt glass rod. Doing the job to this rising brown. For the price, I’m definitely going to pick one up…