Looking forward to a wet winter and a new season
  |  First Published: May 2013

The past month has seen some rain together with some unseasonably hot weather.

The rain has had little effect on the rivers as it has not been heavy and has basically come and gone. Most of our rivers are low and generally the fishing is poor.

The lower Mitta River in the Hinnomunjie area is particularly bad. There has been the odd small brown caught but generally the fishing has been terrible.

If we get some decent rain over the next month this could quickly change as trout move into the river from Lake Dartmouth, getting ready to spawn.

The upper Mitta River, upstream of the Bundarra River, has been poor also but a few small browns are being caught here and there. There are no hoppers about and the river is quite low.

Livingston Creek is also low and the fishing poor. The odd fish is being caught in the Cassilis area but nothing to write home about. The Gibbo River is low however some small rainbows are about and eager to take a bait.

Higher up, the Buemba River is as bad as I have seen it. Not a fish to be seen.

Fishing in the Cobungra River at Innisfail is a little better. A few browns are being taken here and there are some hoppers still around. The Bundarra River is very low and clear and not much is happening. Middle Creek is the same.

Obviously fishing is not good at the moment.

We are hoping for some good autumn rain to kick start things.

The author with a small brown out of the Mitta River.

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