Goulburn River - Spring
Goulburn River - Spring

Goulburn River - Spring

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The Goulburn River Spring pack has been carefully selected  and contains quality hand tied, durable and uniform flies

Includes ten patterns in quantities of 2

  • Black Wooly Bugger Weighted #10
  • Bushys Horror JC #8
  • Black & Peacock #14
  • BG Copper John Green #14
  • BG Copper John Green #16
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #16
  • Bushys Emerger Grey #18
  • CDC Caddis Olive #16
  • Yellow Sally #20
  • Kossie Dun #14

Spring fishing in any tailrace is a topsy turvy world. To truly understand a river flowing out of a deep lake or dam can take a lifetime.
Think about this; the water is coming out of the bottom of a lake or dam. Who cares you say? However, whatever the temperature 11º or 20º the hatch will be effected. The trout will love the temperature if it stays in the low teens.  

Now to golf terms, lets play the short game for spring tailrace fishing. Spring rain may not affect it, no runoff, no discoloured water. Spring is low flow and therefore warmer water than a normal river. Spring hatches start earlier because the water temperatures are higher. Spring further downstream say 20 kms away may be coloured with feeder stream runoff.

My short game improved just knowing these few things.   A few million years fishing the Goulburn tailrace you might know it all.

  • Best Practice Tip:  Fish with long leaders 12 to 15 feet, plus tippet.