Saturday, December 31, 2016

Post Christmas -- river too high

It was raining and raining.   The evening before the river height was OK, but at the top of the range.  Unfortunately, when I got there the river had risen dramatically.  I did some pruning.

Weir was running high!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Went to the Tyenna to get raspberries.  Had to fish for an hour!  Got 2.

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Took Martha to the Tyenna for lessons in fly fishing.  I promised that she would catch a fish, and it was touch and go, but we eventually got one!

Wearing some old waders of mine

Looking professional tying some knots

On the stream

Walking up the river

Trying yet another pool



Sunday, November 06, 2016

Bronte with Cameron

This must be the most sucesful trip we have ever had.  Cameron got 3 (one was tiny).  I got 2, and lost another.

We also spent a LOT of time just chatting.

My first fish - -a brown of about 1.5 lb

It was windy.  Soon the waves were high and it was hard to cast!

My 2nd fish -- a rainbow of almost 3 lb

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Teaching with no students

I was going to teach a friend, but it was to cold.  But I went anyway!!!

Caught 9, but most were small.  The river was high, and most of the fish I caught were tight to the bank under a tree in a pod.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Melbourne Cup!!!

Got 15 -- about 1/2 were 1 lb, and the other half were really small.

The river was unexpectedly high, so fishing was hard.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Yurun and Gihoo

Took Yurun and Gihoo fishing for the 2nd time.  This time I took them out in the dingy at coningham.  They obviously didnt understand what a dingy was, and were horrified when they saw the small boat.  But we went out.  I got 8 -- 6 flathead and 2 couta.  Both of the boys got 2 fish.  Yurun kept his first fish as it was the first he had ever caught.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Birthday Bash

A cold, rainy day.  Got 28.  It started slow.  But the 1st 4 fish I got were 3lb, 3lb. 1lb. 3lb.  Then it was a succession of 1/2 lb to 1 lb fish.  Activity really peaked just before noon, then the action slowed, so I left by 2:00 pm.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Season Opening

Got one small fish on a nymph.  The river was very high -- coming down from floods.  Had several touches on a woolly bugger, but they didn't turn into fish.

Monday, March 28, 2016

River on Fire

25 before leaving at 1:00

Largest was 3lb+ -- it was much larger once, but was all head and a skinny body.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Platypus Rescue

13 fish -- about 1/2 were nice size (close to 2 lb)

Noticed splashing up the river.  Went up to see, and found a platypus with its leg caught in some line that was snagged on a tree.  Grabbed the line and broke it off.  I was going to pull in the platypus and release it, but the platypus got off the line -- I did get the lure back though (a large soft plastic with a bent hook!)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Trip with Cameron

Went to Bronte with Cameron  Caught one fish -- 2.5 to 3 lbs.