I was fortunate enough to fill a
vacant spot on the Lakeside
Thredbo weekend and it turned out to be a truly enjoyable weekend,
with excellent accommodation in The Happy Wanderers ski lodge in
village and ending with a 52cm brown from the
Friday Neil and I journeyed down to Thredbo arriving in plenty time to select bottom bunks and head off for an afternoon of fishing not ten minutes down the road.
The afternoon was overcast and the light very flat making seeing fish and flies very difficult.
I managed one brown for the session
of about 25cm and a
complete soaking from the heavy shower. Don from
David, president of
Saturday a group of eight of us
picked up our packed lunches
(courtesy of Lakeside) and headed to Geehi to fish the
Neil and I headed up towards Doctors Hut and I managed to get all the way back to the first river crossing. I landed three fish to 25cm, but unfortunately lost two large fish.
The first I put down to a Wiley old fish. I hooked him in a deep run out in a fairly narrow section of the river. He ran downstream towards me, for overhanging branches and with a lot of sideways pull I managed to get him out only to have him run again for another patch of timber a meter further downstream. This time he beat me made it to the trees and snapped off.
Neil had a ringside seat with the camera ready but unfortunately I couldn’t oblige.
My second was later in the day. I was
totally surprised and
missed the take. I struck anyway and he was still on. He was a bigger
again headed downstream and into deep water. I started to give line and
unfortunately didn’t do it very smoothly.
Big Fish 2
Saturday night was BBQ night and again David put on a big spread.
I’m not entirey sure but from the
talk around the table it
looked like the Illawarra club was out fishing
Sunday I paired up with Tom, and Neil
paired up with
At last, I managed to land this one, a 52cm brown.
We fished another hour and sighted four fish in a long pool but Tom was unable to hook up. All too soon it was time to go, back to the lodge, lunch (which I made myself) and a shower. We said our goodbyes and were on our way.
I fished most of the weekend with a foam hopper fly I derived from a pattern picked up on the net.
Thanks to the