Sunday around 3am, mother-nature decided she would lash Victoria with a fierce storm which lasted for a couple of hours and probably woke up the whole state. The weather was challenging to say the least, strong winds and drenching rain with small glimpse of clear skies.
River flow was at 1500ML which had provided access to areas in the river not accessible during high flow, water clarity was clear.
Kevin had an early start at 6am fishing scrubbies and yabbies at multiple sites around Thornton, Alexandra & Yea without success.
Graham and Linda had a late start around midday, fishing scrubbies around the Gilmores Bridge area. They managed 2 redfins around 20cm which were released to fight another day.
Jeff and Petras fished the Breakaway from 8am till 3pm, they tried a few styles with limited success.
Fly fishing: Unsuccessful, only a couple of fish were observed rising, with little insect activity on the water surface.
Bait drifting: Worm under a bubble float was unproductive, but produced a couple of takes when drifted without the float near the bottom.
Soft plastic: Also enticed a couple of takes but no hookup.
Lure fishing: Produced 4 fish and multiple LRD (long distance release), best lures were Rapala CD5 rainbow trout and Rapala floating gold minnow.
Petras lost a fish with in a couple of metres, resulting in a “LDR” long distance release!!!
Members met at Yea at 4pm, no fish weighed in, Jeff had 2 fish photographed for the C&R comp.