The Brown Trout Fishing Season Opens in ! Get Your Licence

August 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Aug. 29, 2021

Anglers strike pay load at Briseis Mine Hole!

While in Derby, David Fraser, decided to take a young family friend, 8 year old Kaiden, for a quick fishing lesson at Briseis Mine Hole close to the centre of town. Before they started David looked Kaiden in the eye and said “if we catch the tagged fish we are going halves”. Kaiden looked David...

Aug. 27, 2021

Brothers combine to land $2 000 tagged trout at Craigbourne

Len and Hilton Howard enjoy their time fishing together. Len is 82 and Hilton is 68. On Wednesday they headed to Craigbourne Dam on the word that the fish were biting. They launched their boat and were trolling lures around the lake. In the deep water off the dam Len hooked a good fish and...

Rex Meikle and one of the $2 000 tagged trout from Lake Leake
Aug. 27, 2021

Love of Lake Leake pays off!

Rex Meikle loves fishing Lake Leake so much he has a shack there. On Tuesday afternoon, just on dark, he was fishing from a drifting boat with his mate Barry in the area where the Snowy River enters. Using a wet Woolley Bugger fly, fishing in shallow water, Rex hooked and landed the catch of...

Meander River in flood
Aug. 20, 2021

Flooded rivers = good fishing

The brown trout fishing season is now well underway and there has been lots of great fishing reported. With recent rain and more forecast the major rivers are in flood. This makes for great bait fishing conditions. Trout have just returned from spawning and are hungry to put condition back on after the winter. They...

Snow at Lake Echo
Aug. 20, 2021

Lake Echo predicted to fire this spring

Lake Echo is likely to reach a good water level in spring due to the power station being shut for refurbishment, winter rains and snow melt. Currently at 6.5 m below full supply level the water will soon exceed the highest level of last season (- 6.0 m). When the lake fills further the shallow edges...