What a way to begin!

Julie’s first one on the fly, following usual ‘on grass’ casting practise, dam fishing next (missed one) then afternoon at Currawong Lakes … what a bend in the #5wt.

… and this is the reason why — a 4.5lb rainbow! You guessed it, on the Butler Brown Woolly Bugger.

Followed up soon after with a lively young brown on the same fly.
That is a number of young very healthy browns so far this season, from last year’s excellent spawning.
This means there is a large number of quality self-sustained wild brownbtrout growing on in these lakes, which is a good indicator for the future of the fishery.