Well, it was a long three months but September is finally here. The past few months have been tough for those dedicated anglers who don’t like to go a week without trout fishing in a river somewhere. But the wait is now over and we aren’t confined to fishing lakes and dams anymore.
Fisheries Victoria intends to do some serious trout stockings during the first few months of the trout season opening. Trout releases will occur at Lake Narracan, Lake Glenmaggie and the Macalister River, Blue Rock Lake and small waters such as Kunai Lake, Lake Hyland and Lake Guthridge.
Last month proved to be the coldest month of winter so far, which seemed to scare the majority of anglers away. Some keen ones have still been giving our impoundments a bit of a working, including the Cowwarr weir, which has been producing some nice redfin around the wall end.
Down below the wall, in the Rainbow Creek, there have been a few nice redfin too. Soft plastics have been doing the damage.
Blue Rock has been producing a few small trout to anglers drowning worms off the grassy banks. The redfin seem to be held up in the pockets of warm water. Some anglers have been using temperature gauges on their vessels to find warm water, while others have been focusing on the thermoclines.
For more information about fishing in central Gippsland contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on (03) 5174 8544.Reads: 1496