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Coming Events

24th Apr 2019 – no fly tying this month. Watch for news about May.

3rd – 5th May 2019 – (week before Mothers’ Day) NSWCFA annual Interclub Flyfishing Meet at Black Gold Motel, Wallerawang. More details here but more can be obtained from Stefan.

8th May 2019 – monthly meeting commencing 7:30 at Raiders Weston. Speaker to be advised.

18th – 19th May 2019 – Fishing for trout on the Tumut River. More info has been emailed out by Lyall on behalf of Stefan.

Disabled Access to Eucumbene River at Denison

The road access to the Eucumbene River at Denison is gated off but people with mobility problems can seek permission, and if necessary, the special key.

Luke (our Facebook manager) has spotted the DPI announcement of this year’s request process. Well done mate.

For those who aren’t following the CAA Facebook page, here is a link to the relevant post.

Apr 2019 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 142)

This issue has seen the return of some ‘tips from members for members’ – many thanks JQ for your contribution – even if the photo is a bit scary.  A little humour has come in from Luke (who has recently resurrected our Facebook page – much appreciated mate).  Ian is away and took time out to send a short report – Peter and I are looking forward to joining in the fun.  With winter coming, and many of us driving diesels, I’ve copied in here some notes I’ve extracted (with permission) from ACTFF.  A disappointing report is also here from MAS – this will impact on local stocking.  A highlight of this issue is the report from Claude and BJ on their recent trip to NZ – just check out the cover photo to tempt you into reading the full report.


New Zealand – Claude and BJ – updated

Maestro v Magician on the Mackenzie

Claude and BJ revealed to a number of us “NZ old hands” that they had engineered a week in Twizel. Much animated discussions on how and where followed.

BJ offered some hints to entice you to read the full report (or perhaps more likely to have a chat over a beer at a future meeting):

“Claude’s tricky F-Fly switcharoo calling a rainbow from the deep, the in-plain-sight 2 rod-lengths away staring competition with a 65cm brown (that he lost when he blinked) on the tarn, and the ‘no-strike’ strike technique that worked once and failed once. The Maestro was as much a magician as Declan and never (ever) failed to pull a rainbow (or 3) out of a lie.”

Meanwhile, here is the full report:


Claude subsequently sent me this stunning photo. He tells me “the location was Lake Pukaki at the delta. If the weather is good it’s great fishing in the shallows with small nymphs polaroiding and where the Tasman river braids flow into the lake

Call for volunteer controllers for FFA National Championships – 22nd-25th May 2019

Saw this via ACTFF channels:


Fly Fish NSW/ACT organising Committee is currently calling for volunteer controllers for the upcoming Fly Fish Australia National Fly Fishing Championships – Tumut, NSW. The championships are being held 22nd-25th May 2019.

This is a great chance to see competition anglers in action.

Information is attached. If you have any questions please email Jane Vincent

Fly Fish Australia National Fly Fishing Championships

CFA Annual Interclub Flyfishing Meet 3-5 May 2019 – Program and Other Info

The NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers annual Interclub Flyfishing Meet is being held 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 below:



Trout Strategy Workshops Consultation Report

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

NSW DPI Fisheries_Trout Report_Aug 2018