Could whoever is responsible please have a talk to the weather gods.
Sure, we're happy with some rain, even if it does come with a bit of wind, but is there any chance you could convince them that it's just as welcome on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or any other couple of days in the week rather than turning up every Saturday/Sunday.
Predictions for this weekend are slightly better but that wind is still lingering which makes it hard fishing, particularly for boaties.
I suppose we've just gotta hope that timing improves.
Don't forget, the TBS Marine Dartmouth Ladies Fishing Classic kicks off this Friday, November 15.
It should be another great event and you'd be crazy to miss it.
Surely, the weather gods won't give us another dirty weekend so the percentages would indicate all will be calm and sunny.
It's easy to enter, just jump onto the computer and punch up Dartmouth Ladies Fishing and it'll be in front of you, just follow the info.
We're only 22 sleeps away from cod opening!
It's a bit of a bugger December 1 falls on a Sunday.
It would make much more sense to me to have these major season openings kick off at midnight on the Friday nearest the first of December.
I'm sure most fishos would be much happier with a full weekend opening event rather than a midweek start, which a lot of fishos can't get to, or a crazy split weekend start that we're going to have this year.
Obviously this year a lot of fishos will make a weekend of it and it's just asking for trouble if you put a line in the water before midnight Saturday.
A midnight Friday start on the Friday nearest to the first of December every year just makes sense to me.
Something VR fish and other angling bodies could take up on our behalf maybe?
At a Glance
Dartmouth (54.96 per cent): should still produce a few fish off the surface for a little while at least after this week's cooler weather.
The Preston Angling Club had a comp up there last weekend and did pretty well.
Not sure how many attended but 87 fish were recorded for the weekend with quite a few of the keener members bagging out with their five fish a day.
Quite a few fish were caught flat lining sting lures but the majority were picked up on fender and scrubbies or fenders and stings.
Lead line also accounted for a few as well.
Burnie and Wayne Harris bagged out consistently and used the fenders nearly all weekend
Lake Hume (38.66 per cent): was pretty good for those chasing yellas this week, particularly those using the grubbing technique around timber.
Lachy Mc and his dad have been out a bit this week and pulled a number of good fish up to just over 62cm.
We tossed Lachy a couple of weedless rigged grubs with skirts that I'd been making up after waking up in the middle of the night with the idea.
I'd seen similar things somewhere and once I'd got to work and rigged a couple, knew it should be a winner.
They're nearly impossible to snag and look pretty cool too.
There's a couple of photos on our Compleat Angler Lavington Facey site if you want to check them out.
The Murray: below Albury has been up and down a bit but there have been some decent yellas being spun and angled, along with the odd good trout. Below the wall has been patchy but there's enough happening to keep you interested.
It's a bit the same in the Upper Murray as far as water levels go but it's hard to fish up that way without catching a cod.
As we said earlier, it's only 22 sleeps to go so better off staying away and letting them do their stuff without pestering them I suppose.
Blowering: hasn't got the same issue as the season's open all year round and there's plenty being caught. Bait fishos are doing really well but the biggest problem with Blowering, if you're a cod eater, is that it's hard to catch one small enough!
Most fish are well into their 70s and meterys seem to be getting more common. Not a bad problem to have. Lure fishos are also producing the goods and the yellas are just starting to show up as well. Unfortunately, no decent signs of any reddies as yet.
Snowy Lakes: have been copping a bit of a workout this week with the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival in full swing. Sounds like the fishing was as patchy as the weather but there were some great fish caught. Numbers weren't fantastic but most fishos managed to weigh a few in.
Streams: jumped a tad and got a bit of colour in them after last weekend's drop and should be just about perfect for another attack this weekend.
There have been the odd very nice fish, well over the kilo mark, coming from the Kiewa and Snowy creeks and there's been enough smaller blokes around to keep most stream fishos heading back.
They've been devouring scrubbies, drifted naturally downstream and I know a couple of fly fishos that have struck termite falls and done really well on small brown ant patterns during those.
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