With Lee’s impending marriage, work and general business we are a bit slow on getting out new articles/blog posts at the moment, so I’m writing another filler post. Sorry. There are plenty of articles in the pipeline though, we just need a bit of time to finish them off. While I’ve been getting out fishing as often as possible, there isn’t quite enough there for a full on blog post. Most of my recent fishing has been hour long fly carpin sessions. A lot of fun but Lee beat me to the post on a fly fishing for carp blog post, so I’ll have to wait a little bit before I assault you all with more carp fly fishing blog posts (I’ve got a few nice little patterns I’ve developed/stolen, I’ll share at some latter date). The best thing about fly carpin, is that its forcing me to improve as a fly fishermen quick smart 🙂 In the small relatively clear creeks around Melbourne I prefer to fish, the carp can be very very spooky and very picky, meaning my casting has improved at a rate of knots. I am visiting Canberra at the moment and snuck out from Phd duties to check out some of Canberra fly carpin locations… Sadly, we didn’t land a fish, but we did explore some new water and find some good spots… I dropped one small Redfin and Perrin dropped a carp, so it wasn’t a completely lifeless couple of hours…
Me and the GF have decided to get a dog recently, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to get a dog like Wally the wonderdog, Perrin’s loyal fishing buddy Morris pictured above or Riley. It goes without saying, whatever dog we get, it will probably feature heavily in my posts on our blog.
I’ve also been doing a few little trout sessions. None have been amazing, but picking up a few fish each trip which is keeping me happy. I’ll get round to writing a blog post when I finally catch something worth writing about, be it a bigun’ or lots and lots of little ones or there is fantastic light and I take some good photos 🙂 Lee has been doing a bit better than I have, at least catching some decent trout, he has a blog on his recent trips in the process of being completed which should be up in a day or two 🙂
Back in Melbourne, me and a few mates are keen to chase Port Phillip bays plentiful squid on fly. We will be heading down to Port Lonsdale in a couple of weeks, so if you have any tips, good flies etc let us know… It possible, so should be fun to see if we can crack it 🙂
In other news, I’ve successfully convinced the girlfriend that Aitutaki is the ideal destination for a holiday next year. It will probably be in September because thats when her school holidays are. I definitely do not have any ulterior motives for choosing Aitutaki. None, none whatsoever. If you have any tips, articles etc, send them my way, I’m voraciously devouring every bit of information I can find on Aitutaki and bonefishing in general…
Around the internet, here are a few links to finish off my filler post. Over at Micksgonefishing, he has been getting onto some nice little Mac tuna and has posted a nice little vid. Over at this river is wild, this post on chasing Tiger fish in Africa made me a little jealous, even though they didnt catch a thing…
Lastly, you can follow us on facebook. We are finally starting to use the page to post photos etc of fish and trips that don’t make it to the blog 🙂
Anyway, I promise that there are lots of real posts in the pipeline. Till next time, good luck on the water and thanks for reading