Trip Report GOULBURN River 9-11 MAR 13
A spell of record breaking hot weather for March resulted in low water levels, few fish and plenty of Cormorants at the clubs traditional March long weekend destination of Kevington where we usually stay at Skipworth reserve. Delete Skipworth, insert Kendal A and the March trip was on.
Kendal A is a picturesque camping area just outside Thornton, on the banks of the upper Rubicon River. It has plenty of shade, long drops, and fire places and is well grassed and flat, a great spot to pitch or tent or take the camper.
Trip Report Big River 9-10 Feb '13
February's Club trip was to the The Big River in the Yarra Ranges. The Big River is approximately two and half hours from Melbourne and about 30 minutes from Marysville. From its headwaters and tributary creeks in the Yarra Ranges the river flows east then northwards, cascading over Enoch Falls before empties into Lake Eildon. The Big is not stocked, the resident browns and rainbows are self sustaining wild stock, and are currently in excellent condition and fitness.
About 28 members ventured to the Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre at Thornton for the 2012 club One Fly comp. A great turnout which included many new members.This day has become a bit of a tradition, the third or fourth running of it, and is very popular with members.
Low lying fog in the morning seemed to give the trout some protection and there were a few boils and rises. It wasn't long before fish were being taken and the light hearted sledging commenced.
Khancoban is a picturesque village nestled in the foothills of the Australian high country. Originally established to house workers on the Snowy Hydro Scheme, Khancoban is now a tourist destination for hikers, bike riders, skiers and of course fishermen of all persuasions.
There are plenty of accommodation options in Khancoban and surrounding areas. In the township itself there are Caravan parks with cabins, onsite vans, and powered and non-powered camp sites. There are B&B's, a Motel and plenty of 'weekenders' available for rent. Prices range from a few hundred down to less than $100 a night, even less for a camp site. During my recent stay, a friend and I rented a very comfortable 3 bedroom home for less than $100 per night. These of course are low season rates, expect to pay considerably more during the Ski season, summer or Easter holiday time.
On a misty morning on the 18th of February, Glen Cox, John Smith, Warren, John Sibio, John Kruska, John Kingsford, Cain Polidano, myself, and the trip captain, Peter Cogden, departed from the clubrooms bound for a campsite on the floor of the King River Valley for the 2012 Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club's 4WD trip. After a largely uneventful trip wishing the weather would hold, and a short pie stop in Mansfield, we started our trek up the tracks of the Mount Buller Alpine Trip.