Officers report good trout fishing over Australia Day long weekend

Wild brown trout

Over the Australia Day long weekend Fisheries Officers patrolled a wide range of inland waters. Lots of people took the opportunity to get away camping. Despite periods of strong wind anglers had some enjoyable fishing.

Some large brown trout were caught in Lake Crescent. Trolling shallow diving lures in the 80-120mm range was best. The lake is still full of water and the water quality is the best it has been for many years. This water will continue to fish well for the rest of the season and into the next.

There was a good hatch of mayfly in the Lily Ponds at Arthurs Lake. Some fit, healthy brown trout were caught on both lure and fly.

Calm mornings on yingina/Great Lake saw lots of fish on the surface feeding on midges. Some strong fit rainbow and brown trout were caught.

In bright conditions there were very few duns on Little Pine Lagoon. Anglers using wet flies and nymphs were catching fish.

The Mersey and Tyenna rivers fished well for anglers using small lures or a dry fly.

With the water flowing through from yingina/Great Lake the water has cleared in Shannon Lagoon and some good fish are being caught.

Officers checked 202 anglers and did 28 boat inspections. There were 7 infringement notices issued for fisheries offences and one for a boating safety offence.

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