Trout feeding up
Steve Williamson

Nick Elliott and David Hogan managed a good few hours trolling on the lake with all fish taken on the Tasmanian Devil 111 Willy’s Special.

Welcome to April and cooler weather in the Snowy Mountains. It’s a busy month for the Snowies, with school holidays, Easter and of course Anzac weekend, which brings me to the reminder that the Rapala/Discovery Holiday Parks Family Fishing Competition will be held over the Anzac Weekend this year. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and more information is available at www.swtroutfishing.com.au.

I will always remember April and Easter as always a possible start to the trout spawning season in the bigger rivers like the Thredbo and Eucumbene but this always depends on just how much rain we get. Last year we had a very early start but this year will depend on that rain once again. Substantial rainfall will mean a spawn, and no rain will mean that the trout will stay back in the lake.

April is also the last month that you can legally take 2 trout over 25cm from the spawning rivers like the Thredbo. After 1 May the rule changes to only 1 fish over 50cm per angler per day.

On the lake, the fishing has continued to be very good and now that the lake water temperature is cooling into the trout’s comfort zone they are happier to move in close to the edges of the lake. This makes the fishing a little better for those anglers who don’t have a boat.

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