Its taken a while but I finally managed to assemble the fly rod and put it into action.
Today was the start of the 2013 fishing season – for me. Earlier in the week I called Chris and arranged to fish the Bing Retreat for the day. Donna came with me and wandered off to browse the shops in Westboro and Newboro.
It was a beautiful day for shopping and not bad for fishing it you enjoy tanning. Mostly blue skies with little breeze made for a comfortable time on the water but probably weren’t as conducive to fish activity as some other conditions. Despite that, I manage to catch a few, lost a few more and had a number of other hits. So no complaining. It was great to get out.
The water temperature was around 62F and clear. All fish were caught at depth and were in the 12-14 inch range. I fished until about 3pm and it seemed that the fish were becoming more active towards the end of the day including more surface activity. The go to fly was the tried and true olive wooly bugger fished on a fast sinking line.
Side entertainment included a massive turtle who followed the float tube for a while. His feet were almost the size of my flippers (only a slight exaggeration).
After fishing Donna and I drove up to Perth and had dinner at Fiddleheads.
Being on the water from 9:30 to 3pm did me in but it was great to get out.