Coming Events

Next Meeting:

Wed 11th Dec – end of year bbq. Lennox Gardens/Nara Park on Lake Burley Griffin behind the Hyatt. Don’t know the confirmed time but no doubts there’ll be an email. We’ve typically had keen anglers there from mid afternoon.

Next Events:

Wed 24th Nov – fly tying at usual time of 7:30. Fly to be advised.

Longer Term Planning:

Saturday 30th Nov and Sunday 1st Dec – CAA will be running a sausage sizzle at the big sale at Compleat Angler Fyshwick.

Waterbug Blitz – further update

Stop Press, just in from Jaime:

And little bit more info and good news I just got from the Upper Murrumbidge Water Watch:
They will help us to go up to Vanity’s Crossing to get a sample there, which makes this event much more interesting for us because those waters up there are of a real interest for us… so don’t miss it 😉
don’t forget, Jaime is taking us (along with Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch) to do some waterbug surveying plus training in identifying them … all going to a measure of the health of our waters, and I believe some of our fish actually eat them.

1000 on Sat 16 Nov at the picnic/playground at the foot of Cotter Dam. More details was emailed to members.

Jaime has also reminded me of the photo competition being run:

Enter your photos of waterbugs and workshop locations for a chance to win an Olympus Tough TG6 camera valued at over $650. Take your photos within the promotion period from 1st September to 16 November 2019. See full details in the following link Waterbug Photo Competition

A Season in Profile

Spotted this on the MAS website. Rod Whiteway has penned an excellent piece summarizing the past season on the lower Monaro around the Kybeyan River. Rod is on the MAS executive and expresses his concerns in respect to the effects of the current drought and paucity of insect life.


November 2019 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 149)


The emails have been few and far between in the Editors Inbox, so I can only assume everyone is out living the dream!

This is a great edition; we have more great articles even a special one from around the globe and spectacular pics of the most recent outing- Lyle Knowles on  the Cotter River.  Thank you for the contributions, I hope you enjoy the content.


Many thanks to Jason for largely putting this together in my absence.  Thanks also from both of us to Greg for his report on Scottish fishing.


CAA Events Calendar Change

There has been a change approved by the committee to the program for May 2020. I have corrected our events web page in accordance with Stefan’ advice:

For May 2020, the CFA Interclub is scheduled for 1 -3 May at Wallerawang, (I will be assisting with the event) and we should again try and entice a participant group from CAA; Fly Fish Aus will conduct their competition 9-10 May at Tumut; and

I will organise for 22 -24 May for a CAA club outing to the usual Tumut region.

This will give people a weekend either side to pursue fish in other environs before the close-of-season bash on 8 June (Queens birthday) as well. Plenty of time to fish!