25 Jul. 2006

SWOFF! Barwon Sambos.

From freezing cold one week to gorgeous the next, that's our Melbourne weather for you!
I got the word that that there were some Australian Salmon running in the Barwon River estuary and headed out.
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My first ever Salmon on the fly. These little guys fought hard and went like little rockets!
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Great looking little fish.
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Nice one.
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And the fly of the day... A grey/white candy.

HardCore At HarCourt! Brave Winter Angling!

The Central Highlands can be a bleak place to be when the southerly kicks in. Although the rains are always welcome in these very dry times, their timing can be off! Our winter trek to Harcourt was a wet, cold but very satisfying one. Just the fix for fly flickers suffering from 'closed season steam withdrawl syndrome'.


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Just looking at this pic makes me feel cold!

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But a nice catch like this soon warms you up.

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Redfin are a fun bycatch

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If the rain holds, and enough water flows in, this area will flood. Food will be about in abundance, the trout will be mopping it up... and the fishing will be great!

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The orange beadhead wolly bugger was the fly of the day! A surprise fly that worked well on a dull day where traditional drab olive creations simply were not raising the fish.

5 Jul. 2006

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A nightime mudeye feeder from Harcourt taken on a black Sloanes Fur Fly.

'Koala' laying a longer cast on a bigger pool on the Yarra River

I really like the crazy cloud reflections in this shot. Sort of 'smoke on the water' ish.

A favourite pic, this one! It is a nice brown of about a pound and a half in full flight, about a yard up off the water. I snapped this pic one handed, whilst fighting the fish off a high bank on the Goulburn River. Look carefully, you'll see a wavering flyline!

The end of the fight, just prior to release. A nice western districts Atlantic Salmon.