Trout remain steady
  |  First Published: December 2004

In the Latrobe Valley region, the Traralgon Creek has been fishing very well up high above Koornalla Park, with large quantities of brown trout being caught on Celtas and other bladed lures.

Most of these fish have been small around 20cm long, but some have been quite large up to 700g. There have also been considerable flying ant falls on the hot evenings, so the flyfishers have been frustrating themselves trying to fool these cunning selective trout. The last of these falls should be around Christmas, with the beetles starting to become more frequent after that.

Morwell River has been fishing better with worms upstream and most fish have been around 500g.

The Macalister River has been also fishing well for small rainbows and browns. The most popular spots have still been below Licola. All methods – bait, lure and fly – have been fishing well. Up higher, on the Barkley River, things have been heating up, literally, with water temperatures getting quite high. This did not seem to stop the browns from feeding, though. Floating Rapalas, Bangtails and Tassie Devils have all been working well in this area.

Moving to the lakes, the reddies have been going crazy as the water temperatures rise. Anywhere there is a lot of timber seems to be the place to target them. Soft plastics have been doing especially well, jigging in these areas. Trolling the lake edge has been producing both brown and rainbow trout to 45cm with blue and pink Tassie devils.

For the latest fishing information, contact Allways Angling, (03) 5174 8544.

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