The Mataura, especially around Gore, has been the happy stomping ground for many in the CAA. For those who’ve not been, here is a few notes to tempt your bucket list.
(the photo above is the Mataura high upstream above Nokomai Station near Athol in Apr 2016. River is pretty low after a good flush the week before)
Peter and Bill spent 3 weeks campervanning around the South Island. Here is their report
During his recent foray into the US Pacific NorthWest, Lyall dropped into Idaho to break the journey. Looks a fascinating place and his report is below.
Many of us are getting concerned that his frequent travels may prejudice his access to an Australian passport!
Our jetsetting Secretary has achieved another first. His recent love affair with two handed rods led him to explore the Skagit River. Lyall is sure other Australians have been there, it is just that he doesn’t know any of them!
Lyall has suggested that anyone intrigued by this whole two handed caper ask Peter Morse for a try of his during the 3 Sep casting days.
Another place on my bucket list.
JM has out done himself. Not only has he offered this gear review on a Berkeley Nomad pack baitcaster rod, it turns out that the report encompasses a trip report on snapper fishing in the Bay of Plenty New Zealand. Thanks muchly Jason and keep up the contributions.
In his previous visit to Tasmania Jason M did very poorly. With his later family visit over Easter, he decided a different approach would be needed if his boys were to catch a Tasmanian trout. Three days and some nefarious methods eventually brought success.
Jason’s report on Natone Trout Ponds
I guess living in UK gives you a head start in the race to get to the marble trout of Slovenia. Geoff’s trip report shows how much good fishing there was – along with some great underwater shots. (His photo album has got some optional treatment of photos for those shutter-heads amongst you).
Report click here: Slovenia report
Photos click here: Photo Collection
Some time ago, Lyall tried to introduce a mate from SE Queensland (and shared saltwater fishing trips) to the joys of chasing trout in the Snowies. In particular the aim was to pursue our spotted friends in the skinny water so different to the broad acres of water that they had shared chasing sailfish off Malaysia. Weather stepped in and they were blown off the water. This is the report from his mate describing the more successful second trip conducted recently.
The author is Jason Stratford and he’s published a number of fascinating videos on Vimeo. In particular take a close look at the dude in maritime camo gear in the 2015 Rompin sailfish video!!
Jeannine visited this as a side-visit on her way to Melbourne. She describes how they were able to cater for her limited mobility. Click the link below:
Jeannine provides this review on Moonbah Hut – a rather luxurious place to stay near Jindabyne with its own stocked lake and access to the Moonbah (Mowamba) River. Jeannine speaks to the facilities that assist those with limited mobility. Click the link below: