There is no better sight in fly-fishing than seeing your dry fly taken off the surface. Seeing a fish rise up from the depths, then its mouth close over the fly is truly magical. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes other methods have to be used to fool our target species. When conditions are bleak and cold, early or late in the season, then sometimes we have to resort to blind fishing big wet flies. Some fisherman like to refer to it as blind flogging, but I don’t think that gives enough credit to it, so we will stick to blind fishing.
Happy New Year to you and your family. Here is a photo of our recent trip to Lake Burbury. So much for summer, as you will see with a good snow fall on our way,.... almost a white Christmas!!.
With all the great rods that we have who would think that a cheap plastic one could catch such a terrific fish?. I had a couple of YEP lures that I received from the Longford fishing club so I put a rattling one on. When my grandson Caine yelled to take his rod I didn't think he would have a fish on.
It took Vic and I a good ten minutes to get it in the boat with me pulling the line and Vic winding. At the same time one of the other rods got a hit while I was fighting just to stop the plastic rod from breaking. I think the other rod had a brown on it but I didn't see it. Well I don't know who was the proudest me or my little boy but the fish is now waiting in my freezer for a special occasion.
Regards Vic and Rose
I had plenty of time to think. Over four hours of staring out a bus window non-stop can become a little boring; but with music from my walkman pumping, I just sat and tried to imagine what the weekend would offer. Hopefully big fish.
At 9:45 am on Saturday 15th November, Les Pearson (a local Burnie identity and a whip cracker to boot), and Phil Youd (proprietor of the George Town Outdoor Centre) a Mudeye retailer and yours truly, launched our boat at Thureau Hills and set sail towards the flooded regions of the country through which the Governor River flows.
Tasmanian Professional Trout Guide Peter Hayes, shares some Lake Burbury secrets.
Located on the West coast of Tasmania just 20 minutes south of Queenstown - is Lake Burbury. The lake is just six years old and like so many new lakes, the fishing can be fantastic.
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