Thomas & Thomas Pro-Staff Report by John Coles
A very dry spring has resulted in low water levels in most streams in the district.
Recently some very hot days have made fishing during the midday period hard work, unless you fish a stream with good tree cover. During recent guided trips fishing with flies such as Wooly Buggers and my Ms Simp fly has undone fish during the middle of the day. These flies need to be allowed to sink in the deeper pools and retrieved very slowly.
The evening rises have been spectacular just on dusk the rivers have come alive.
There have been very good hatches of Mayfly and Caddis plus good beetle falls.
I had quick release from a good sized brown that was feeding really voraciously in the tail of the pool, this is a favourite spot for big browns as food is really concentrated in the funnel. With slow flows in rivers many trout are now taking up beats searching for food.
Make sure you don't head home too early or you will miss the best part of the day
All dams are still holding good water levels.
I have had a couple of reports of good sized trout coming out of Oberon Dam.
Tactics for the dams at this time of year is to be on the water early and late.
After my Residential Weekend Courses were feautured on Channel 7's Sydney Weekender these have become very popular, Dates for 2013 now on my web site.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.
John Coles Fly Fishing
90 Bangaroo Street
North Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Ph: 02 9907 0682 Fax: 02 9907 8719
Mob: 0417 283 327