Cramps Bay 25/11/2012

Bailey & I decided it was about time we got into a bit of dry fly fishing, so with a good forecast we decided to spend a few of hours up at Cramps Bay at Great lake. Werrived around 12pm and fished till 5pm, was tough going. There were plenty of gum beetles on the water, but not too many taking off the top; we did a lot of running around looking for likely spots.

Eventually we found a few feeding on some lee shores (in the calm sections) and in a couple in slicks. We ended up with seven brownies, all caught on my orange dry & one on an emerger pattern. Conditions were calm when we arrived, then the breeze got up later on from the North- West, fish were full of gummies, had a great arvo.
Will be back to have a go at a bit of “shark fishing” (out in the middle of the lake) in a few weeks, can’t wait.


PS, had some pictures sent to me over the weekend, so will send them on for you to have a look.
Dave Smith sent a few of a 200kg mako caught in Bass Straight, a school shark, nice size flathead from Tamar Heads.
Another is of Nathan Zanetto with a nice striped trumpeter caught at St.Helens today.


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