Had a top couple of days recently with fishing guru Steve Starling, and his family, along with their good friends, Gary (of Norman Gunston fame) & Di McDonald.
Day one was on a lowland stream, dries and light gear.
Here Steve has just christened his new #3wt ‘twig’ with much joy and enthusiastic support from Gary (photo: Jo).
Nice bend in the rod there Steve.
Guides attempting to get Gary’s attention back on the rise up ahead (Jo in background trying to keep a straight face) … a thoroughly enjoyable day.
… Planning the approach …
The take. Top presentation Gary.
Great roll out of fly by Jo (top camera work to Steve) … it was only a year ago I was working with Jo on stream craft and fly delivery and her progress in presentation, reading the water and all round river ability, has been the best I have seen in over 20 years of guiding.
… so much so that the cast resulted in this hook up and Jo picked up two trout in the first pool we fished.
Day two at Currawong Lakes was also great fun and productive.Dunn feeders in the morning and Damsel fly chasers from midday were the go.
Fish sighted, fly (para mayfly emerger) presented … fish on!
Result, happy Gary and 2.5lb rainbow to hand.
Di stalking edge feeders up on Lake Currawong.
Steve with a young wild brown at Currawong from their own spawning fish. Both 2015 & 2016 had excellent spawning conditions for Currawong and there is a wide size and age range of self sustaining trout, both browns and rainbows making up their fish numbers.
The ‘Butler’ Blue that does the job on those leaping damsel feeders. (photo Steve).
Top shot of a Currawong Lakes cruising wild brown. (Photo Steve)