Our February the first trip to the Coorong saw two boats and five fly fishers chasing mulloway and bream in the Tauwitchiere area, predominantly near the snake pit. Launching from the Mundoo Channel ramp the weather was very hot with light winds. It was a pleasurable relief to be moving as we travelled down the Coorong. There were ten or fifteen boats in the area with a few lure throwers amongst the throng. Bruce and Ben caught 14 mulloway to 60cm and 1 bream of 40cm, and John and Craig caught four with the biggest at 61cm.
March 15 and six anglers unleashed woolly buggers (or something similar) on the trout at the club dam. There were sixteen fish caught, with sizes up to about 35cm. At Wayne's suggestion flowers were taken to Joan as a mark or respect for the recent passing of her daughter. The conditions were windy with gusts to thirty knots, and we fished from 2 till 7pm.
Our June trip was a cold wet Sunday afternoon
to Moana Beach as some good sized salmon had been caught
near the drain
at the northern end. Only two of us turned up, as the westerly winds of about twenty knots made casting difficult at the beach. Ben and I retreated north a few kilometres to Onkaparinga Head and fished the reef edge for a couple of hours. Seas were increasing and starting to get towards waist high for me, but only knee high for Ben, and we had only had a touch and no fish. So we retreated to the river for a bream fish. Only one caught and it had been a tough afternoon.
And just so you know what Craig's been up to here is a nice snapper on fly , location and date known but secret.
The last sunday in July and seven
of us met at the Yankalilla Bakery for some carb loading
before heading to the club dam to catch and strip trout so
they (the trout) didn't get egg bound. Two visitors
Gary and Steve came along for their first fish with the club
and caught quite a few. Winds were fairly strong north
easterlies but at least it wasn't raining. About
seventeen fish were caught (three more after tally master
Wayne had gone, thanks for the Rocky Road Wayne and Janetta)
with quite a few others dropped. Brad caught his first
trout on fly after plenty of perseverance. The 200
rainbows stocked in July 2012 had grown from 100-200mm up to
about 400mm and are in good condition, with eggs and roe and
full of spirit.
We wnt to the Coorong, two boats and five anglers but the mulloway were not easy to find. Bruces boat with Craig and Adam caught about six small ones with Bruce catching his smallest ever mulloway. On my boat neither Matt nor myself had any luck despite trying all the good areas and working hard with lots of shifts and casts. Maybe next time.