Midge hatches have been good, and minnow populations are healthy as breeding conditions are favourable for a third year in a row. Polaroiding the edges when even a bit of light allows, has been very exciting, and on the few lakes which haven't filled yet, rising water is flushing food out of the shallows, thus drawing fish in. It's no surprise that trout size and condition has been excellent, continuing the trend of recent wet months and years.
As guides, we love winter fishing for the many opportunities it provides, and this winter is proving as good as any. BUT remember, you do have to dress for it - especially when the wind gets up, which it has a lot lately.
At 600m above sea level, our temps are typically 6C colder than Melbourne, and we're roughly 50% wetter. Layers, gloves, good waterproofs and beanies, will mean you can focus on the fish, instead of how to keep warm.