Well, what can I say about the past month’s fishing, except that summer certainly kicked in. With temperatures exceeding 40oC, the hot weather has certainly taken its toll on our local streams, especially the Strzelecki streams such as Traralgon Creek and Morwell River.
The creeks have been very low, so flyfishing with dry flies has been an effective technique to catch the small brown trout. The fish have been concentrated in the deeper holes and bends in the river. Flying ant patterns have still been working well, but most of the popular standard patterns such as Royal Wulffs and Dads Favourites are very effective too.
The Tyers River has been the standout stream this month, as its flows have remained relatively stable. Rohan Burge has had some good sessions in the upper reaches of the Tyers, catching some lovely brown trout measuring up to 48cm, which he caught on Gulp soft plastics. These are fantastic fish for this time of the year.
Flies are also working well around Corringal Scout Camp. There have been some excellent hatches of an evening, so dun and spinner pattern dry flies have been working a treat.
Rohan Burge shows off a brown trout of 48cm that he caught on a Gulp 3” minnow in pepper prawn colour.Reads: 4082