Happy new year folks. The club has started the new year on the run. We had our Bunnings fund raiser the first Saturday in January which was well attended by members helping. Melbourne turned on one of those days often joked about, where if you don’t like the weather, wait half an hour. Let me just say, it presented us with some challenges.
I hope you all had the opportunity to get out there and do some fishing during the break. I have seen some encouraging reports on Facebook from various members with some good size fish taken. Our club trip up to Murrindindi was well attended and it was great to see. We met up at Glenburn and our trip captain (Pat Sheridan) duly allocated the teams.
When - 26 - 28 Jan 19
Staying at - Wash Tomorrow Caravan Park, Telanatuk East Road, Toolondo, VIC, 3401
(GPS:37`01’ 41.7”S, 141`57’ 49.1”E) ph: 03 5388 2231
Trip co ordinator - Pat Sheridan 0419 515 950
Trip classification – Watercraft Trip
Lake Toolondo is located in the Wimmera in between Hamilton and Horsham about 4.5 hours drive from Melbourne via the Western Highway.
This lake is capable of yielding some true monster trout and redfin. Trout have been recorded in excess of 8kg, averaging 1kg and redfin in excess of 4kg averaging 900g.
UPPER GOULBURN RIVER
When - 9 - 10 Feb 2019
Staying at - Skipworth Reserve camping ground
Trip co ordinator - John Smith
Trip classification – Streamcraft Trip
This was an annual Club trip for many years on the Australia Day Holiday long weekend in January. Many of the long term Club members have cut their fly fishing teeth on this trip over the years. New members are encouraged to attend this trip, as there are usually plenty of fish in the River. We will endeavour to buddy you up with a more experienced member to fish with, for at least part of the weekend if possible.