Steve Hanlon brought the Yarra Valley Fly Fishers along for some September action - and that's exactly what they got!!
Brett Sturgess organised an August family trip to Millbrook. Midging fish went mad at Cabin Lake all afternoon once the crappy weather of Friday passed.
Michael Laird visited Millbrook Lakes for the first time, with some superb results….. oh and yes, that is SNOW!
The Southern Fly Fishing Club returned for another foray to Millbrook - Almost looks warm in some of them - how misleading!
Paul Fedeles led the Sydney Flyrodders down the highway to Millbrook for their 2nd consecutive winter trip.
They arrived just as the snow started to melt and got amongst some handsome fish. Paul archieved a personal best on day #1 with a 6.5 pounder - only to better that effort with an 8.5 pound rainbow the following day.
The FlyLife Forum boys arrived on Friday afternoon and landed a few prior to drinkies and din-dins. A still, sunny day greeted the anglers on Saturday morning and some exciting, albeit frustrating, fishing followed. Sunday was the exact opposite - windy, cloudy, cold and drizzly - welcome to Millbrook Lakes!!
30+ fish landed and returned for the weekend - up to 5 1/2 pounds. Well done to all.
Last year, Millbrook Lakes had very little rain. We had a very dry, albeit cold Winter, and the usual Spring rains never showed up. This resulted in very low water levels. The view of Cabin Lake from the windows of the Cabin was simply one of dry paddocks.
The rain Gods have lifted their game however. We have had 85mm of rain in July so far. We've also had 260mm of rain since the beginning of May. And the trout are loving it!
The following photos exhibit the change over 7 days in July....
A great effort by Brian & Pete last Tuesday in very trying conditions. It rained all day and we suspect that, days later, they are yet to dry out!!
Nevertheless they landed 7 nice fish on an assortment of nymphs & larger wet flies.
"Thanks again Phil. I had to endure (Pete’s) tales of skill and exploits all the way home, thanks for that!
It was tough but still very enjoyable. Just to see that one big fish do what it did is one of the reasons I love this type of fishing."