Now that the NSW trout season is well and truly open, many reports have come in of some spectacular rainbow and brown trout being taken in very skinny and shallow waters as the Alpine area is still recovering from recent drought conditions.
Unfortunately as the summer approaches and warmer weather arrives, so do the snakes, especially tigers that have all come out of hibernation.
Strong word of warning that extreme caution be taken when pushing through the tussocks and knee high shrubs that these guys can get very aggressive.
The summer weather usually means shorts and boots that offer little protection, so maybe freshen up on your first aid and take a snake bite kit in your back pack and never fish alone as mobile phone reception is mostly non-existent.
Some reports are in of guys getting chased by snakes with one saying he looked down at water’s edge to see a tiger actually ‘hitting’ his waders and when he returned to camp, puncture holes were clear as day.