It’s mayfly time..

The mayfly season has started with small hatches on the Macquarie, South Esk and North Esk rivers…

Changeable spring days have been stiffling the hatches, but the red spinners are showing, along with beatids, during warmer muggy days. Flying ants have also been on the menu, along with lots of mayfly and stonefly nymphs. Thirty percent of fish are now coming to dry flies.

In the highlands, Arthurs Lake is fishing well for tailing trout as water floods into new tree and sag-covered grounds, and the Nineteen Lagoons region of the Western Lakes is at perfect levels for tailing trout. Snow is predicted on the mountains for Friday and Saturday, but Sunday could be perfect for finding fish covering new ground.

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