Early Winter Caddigat

Whilst hundreds of people crowded the banks of the Eucumbene River in the traditional and pretty undignified June long weekend “last flog of the season”,  Mark, Harry and Justin fished Kidney, Dixie, Snaggy, Rodney George and Spring dams at Caddigat. The fish are in excellent pre spawning condition, lake levels are coming up, early morning fog and frosts mean still water and cruising fish.

Justin reports Kidney yielded the most fish on a combination of nymphs, bead head WB and boobies.  “The nymphs were taken on a dead slow retrieve but the WB needed a faster retrieve to entice a take”.   Phil was also fishing that weekend and got onto some nice fish before the others arrived.

One of the features of Dixieland is the inlet near the spillway where fish hang around waiting for the pump to come on at dusk (off peak electricity) – and hopefully some  food to come with it from Caddigat Lake. Justin reported a bow-wave follow in the shallow water and a snatch at the fly but unfortunately no hook up.  Harry immediately cast to  the same spot,  a nice fat rainbow his reward in the fading light.  After that, it just got too cold to fish.

The quest for the 10 lb’er continues and a  lot of effort went into Dixieland Dam on Monday in the hope of tangling with a double-figure fish.  Harry drew first blood with a beautiful fat and silvery hen. Not quite a ten-pounder.  Mark and Justin then both scored fish but still short of the magic double-figure. All up they landed 15 fish and had a ball!

Tight tippets!

Steve