Everyone asks, ‘where’s your favourite place to fly fish?’. It’s a hard question to answer, and a few places come to mind: the Western Lakes wilderness fishery, the South Esk River flowing at 130 mg/day, or Weir One at Brumbys Creek during high flows. These are all brilliant options, and at the top of my list. But its…

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The past week has been a ripper time for hitting the rivers and streams. We’ve seen all species of riverine mayfly starting to hatch – big red spinners on Brumbys, Leven and Mersey, big and small black spinners on the South Esk, Meander and Mersey, and even early morning caenids. Fish size has also been the talk…

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Arthur River sea-runner

Upon arrival at Brumbys, in all-important calm conditions, we began to recognise the start of the morning rise. Camera’s were lugged, the raft was launched, and the hatch was on…

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