Low water brings tough fishing
  |  First Published: February 2010

Low water does make it hard to fish, especially in a smaller mountain style streams that we have in central Gippsland.

However, most of us are used to this; February is normally a hard month to fish these rivers.

With some late rains in February, March could be a much more successful month to fish.

Down our neck of the woods, Traralgon Creek and Morwell River are still being fished by the keenest of anglers, but again, it’s tough going.

Dry fly fishing has been pretty much all that has been available to us due to the low water, but even then you are not always guaranteed a fish.

The evening rise has been the best time to go, and flies such as Dads Favourites and Red Spinners have been perhaps the two most successful patterns.

Like I said above, some good rain and these creeks should be fishing excellently, especially a couple of days after a good night’s downpour.

Moving northwest to Blue Rock Dam, many anglers have been trying their luck on the redfin.

There’s plenty there to catch, and most anglers have been doing best casting soft plastic lures into the snags.

On an evening there have been some good hatches around the bank edges: perfect for casting small dry flies or emerger patterns; even small soft plastics.

Most of the trout have been small between 25-30cm, but you never know your luck in Blue Rock, you might snag that six pounder on any cast.

For more information, Contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544.

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