and we were delighted to host them once again for a long weekend from 19-21 July.
The theme for this trip would be 'wind (though the photos don't really show it) and water'.
It blew pretty hard most of the time and most days - and after 16 inches of rain since the start of May, the lakes are either full or nearly so. The Cabin Lake and Hillys provided decent shelter from the persistent northerlies, although some of the best actual fishing was in gales on the more exposed lakes.
Sight fishing was surprisingly good. There were a few tailers about, particularly in the shallows at Cabin, and plenty of trout polaroided on all lakes fished - though they weren't particularly easy to fool.
For sighted fish, the best flies tended to be stick caddis, various small nymphs, and red buzzers.
Blind searching was most successful with black Woolly Buggers and Olive Magoos.
Overall, this was one of the tougher trips for this crew, with 5 anglers landing an even 20 trout over three days. But there were plenty more sighted, hooked and lost - and the cabin fireside was the perfect place to recharge and plan the next day.
We're looking forward to seeing the Sydney crew again same time next year.