Reel Deal: Groups try for trout ahead of season closure

Despite  cold and frosty conditions, many local groups headed for the Alpine areas last weekend to have a final shot at the spawning trout run before the season closure.

NT monster: Alf Warren struggles to lift his enormous barra taken following the wet runoff in Darwin.

NT monster: Alf Warren struggles to lift his enormous barra taken following the wet runoff in Darwin.

Reports were varied with a lot of effort put in for small result by both the land-based and the boat trollers who fished the three main dams.

Mark James spent three days trolling the close to shore areas of Jindy to score a nice rainbow and a bigger brown and said both fish were in post spawn condition and fairly skinny for their length.

Both the Snowy and Eucumbene rivers were running very clear and shallow and the fish were easily spooked by those who chased fish on fly or glo-bugs, but the Tantangra guys faired a little better.

Snowy Hydro say lake levels are all steady with Jindabyne at 76 per cent, Eucumbene at 41 per cent and Tantangra at 23 per cent.

Trout anglers are reminded the annual closure of all flowing waters in NSW for trout fishing now applies and will stay in force until the long weekend in October.

 Nat from Berkeley Hotel AFC sent in the results from last weekend’s monthly comp. In the men’s BRE section, biggest bag went to Ricky Galvin with a nice mix of bream, flatties and red rockies and biggest fish went to Tyler Penfold over Kim Penfold, both with flathead.

Ladies BRE biggest catch and biggest fish went to Brigitte Fryer with flathead and junior BRE and biggest bag went to Kynan Penfold, again with flatties.

The club’s annual general meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, June 18, and all committee positions will be up for nomination.