Trout opening is very nearly upon us and I can’t wait to get out and have a cast in the fresh.
I have done a bit of scouting around to see how the creeks are looking and to try and gauge trout stocks, and firstly in regards with my home creek, Traralgon Creek, it actually looks promising. I have seen a few fish already, which is good news as the last few seasons have been terrible. There’s a few fish up high but there’s already been some numbers of brown trout drop back into the more popular easier access locations that we all fish. I think this season could maybe be one where we get to see a few numbers coming back into the creek.
I would dare say Morwell River will be no different and it did fish better last season, so hopefully this season the trend continues.
On a different note, the crayfish are already out and we have been selling quite a few cray nets, so there’s are few anglers having a crack early and they are getting the rewards. This month will be prime time if you want to get a couple to show the kids, they always love seeing the crays and it’s better than them sitting in front of the computer.
If you aren’t fishing for trout, remember Gippsland has had huge numbers of bass stocked in most of the region now, especially as of 2014, and the total number of stocked bass is now over half a million. You have a really good chance of catching a bass now in the colder temperatures it’s worth taking out some garden worms and having a go as the bass loves eating worms in the colder parts of the year. You can get on the Victorian fisheries website and checkout the numbers that have been stocked over the past 12 years.
• For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 5174 8544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle. Tune into Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s “Off the Hook” on 1242 to hear Will’s report on what’s going on in Gippsland!Reads: 419