Some really good reports here with a diversity of angling – not much on trout folks, what gives or are you having the same problem as Peter and I have had with finding our spotted friends. Many thanks to Ash, Evan, new member Jane, Luke and Lyall for material. This issue has seen an addition to our occasional column on ‘Tips from Members to Members’ – thanks Leon for initiating a discussion on “how to fight big fish on fly” – also known as “how to put the maximum strain on fish”.
13th Feb 2019 – First meeting of the year – as usual at Raiders Weston starting at 7:30 PM. Info on speaker by email in due course.
16th Feb – First event of the year. Lake fishing and BBQ on Lake Burley Griffin. More info from Charlie in the new year.
We omitted to include in our program the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers annual Interclub Flyfishing Meet at Black Gold Motel, Wallerawang on 3-5 May 2019 (weekend before Mothers’ Day).
CAA is an affiliate of NSWCFA and so is eligible to enter a team into this meet. It is a relaxed social get together but incorporates an inter club team competition with a mix of judged fishing, fly casting, fly tying and fish photography rounds. CAA have not attended in the past as it has clashed with other events but Stefan hopes to encourage members for this season. More info in due course from Stefan
JQ is leading “High Country Trout” in April. The original dates clash with a Fly Fish Australia competition so our event has been brought forward one week – Fri 5 to Sun 7 Apr.
Note that this unfortunately clashes with the revised date of 6 Apr for the Penrith Fly Fishing Festival (though this is not strictly a CAA event).
So much on – so few weekends! 🙂
Got the following from Luke:
On my way back from the coast, I decided up pull up for break and have a quick flick on the river at a particularly ‘fishy’ looking pool. I was lucky enough to land 3 bass, all around the 30cm mark and dropped a couple more. I could only stay for half an hour so I’m definitely keen to get back there and spend some more time exploring the area.
Update on Lake Wallace progress.
These have arrived via Steve. Two items piqued my interest:
- Seems NSW anglers have similar access rights to water as those found in NZ … I will await with interest to see what that really means. Much has been said to me about the “Queen’s Chain” alongside rivers in NZ.
- Chair of RFNSW is to “write to Snowy Monaro Regional Council about facilitating opportunities for recreational fishing access and stocking Trout at Lake Wallace near Nimmitabel.” There has been a response already – unfortunately not positive. Steve assures us that MAS is still on the case.
Some interesting observations on how the brown trout run progressed – somewhat encouraging but less so for rainbows. The issue of cormorants and pelicans in the trout breeding areas has been raised with the environmental department – let’s see what transpires.
Waterwatch is again looking to us report. The report can be submitted on line.
A good discussion in the Canberra Times.
wow – after 3 odd months, some progress. Attendees got the following email plus the report at bottom.
Please find attached the consultation report arising from the trout strategy workshop meetings and on line survey held during May / June.
The workshops provided a great opportunity to meet with the trout fishing community of NSW. We very much appreciate the input provided by participants at the workshops.
The workshops and broader consultation provided a wealth of feedback about the current state of the trout fishery in NSW, the range of threats to the sustainability of the fishery and proposed strategies for addressing future challenges.
The next step is to draft a trout strategy based on this public feedback. We look forward to working with you in future to determine how best to manage the various challenges facing the industry to ensure a sustainable future for this important fishery.
If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Jo Merritt, Hume Fisheries Office, Department of Primary Industries on 6051 7760 or email email@example.com
NSW DPI Fisheries_Trout Report_Aug 2018