From the Archives ...

Early season - Bob McKinley

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at

There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.

Quantity of fish.

Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:

Read more ...

Swansea 1/2/2014

Bill Williams has been at me for a while to take him fishing. I always enjoy Bill's dry sense of humour so I told him to organise the weather for today (Sunday) and we would head to Swansea in pursuit of a flathead or two. I received a phone call on Wednesday saying he has spoken to the powers that the weather would be perfect ... and it was.
Bill must have friends in high places! Leaving home at 6am and arriving at Saltworks road around 8ish, we were soon on the water and into them. We landed approximately 70 in a couple of hours.
Bill had one word he kept repeating...AWESOME!
It was a good day, spent with my son and a couple of really good (I won’t say old) fella’s.
They have got to improve on their jokes though....
Thanks guys,
Go to top
JSN Boot template designed by