After weeks of major flooding, washed out roads and bridges, great fishing is back with a vengeance! Just this week we had a mix of super productive nymph (under dry) fishing, followed by three days of solid sight fishing with the dry fly. Our best pattern by far was the 1864 Para Scruffy. The South Esk catchment across north-east Tasmania has been fishing particularily well, though the Meander is the exception with continued high flows.
With the road repaired and back open to Lake Augusta, the first of the black spinner mayfly appeared last week during sporadic blasts of sun. One particularily calm morning had tails waiving accross the lagoons, as thick midge hatches occur as a result of the extra flooding amongst the margins.