We have been graced with good rains over spring, and early summer has even given us some brief downpours that have kept our water levels up.
Each month I keep hearing of more and more trout being caught, which is obviously great news. The flyfishers have been catching their fair share of brownies of the warm evenings.
You can pretty much bank on that when we have a warm night, there will be a fall of flying ants, so make sure you have a box of ant patterns ranging in sizes 16 through to 12 in a couple of different colours.
The bead head nymphs are still working well, especially in the deeper pools or after a brief shower. Brown and hares ear are fantastic colours. The dun patterns will start working a treat, so it would pay to have some Dads Favourites, Greenwells Glorys and some spinner patterns as well for the hotter months.
This place has been the oasis of Central Gippsland. It has fished well with all methods, including bait, lures and flies. Haven’t heard of any monsters over the past month, however there’s still plenty in the 25-30cm range.
Interestingly, the vibe craze has hit the trout fanatics, and there’s a few anglers going them a real good go in our local streams. Most anglers are using the real small vibes such as the 30mm Jazz Bokun vibe as it only weighs 1/8oz.
I was sceptical on how they would go on the trout, however, it seems the trout love them. One angler I spoke to caught 12 trout in the Morwell River in one section using these vibes.
This little stream has had a good flow all year, but often has a slight dirty tinge to it, making the trout fairly un-spookable. Soft plastics have become a very popular method in this river, and Berkley Gulp is definitely the most successful. There’s been brown trout up to 40cm taken over the past month.
I didn’t think I’d be reporting about another monster trout so quickly after the last report. I don’t know what’s happened to Blue Rock, but I like it! Rhys Jones caught a massive 3.8kg brown trout at the dam wall end of the lake using an unweighted bunch of worms cast out and allowed to drift around in the breeze. That’s a cracker of a fish; let’s see if someone can catch another Blue Rock monster next month. Good Luck.
For more information on fishing central Gippsland, come and see Will at Allways Angling in Hotham St in Traralgon for all your advice and fishing tackle needs. Ph 51748544.Reads: 546