Murrumbidgee – rain forest fishing

In the recent heatwave I spent a morning with James, Mike, Frank and Christian fishing the Murrumbidgee downstream of Tantangara Reservoir in some lush rainforest where the tea trees accounted for as many flies as the fish.

The water was warm so wet wading was the order of the day, and bank fishing was pretty much out of the question in the dense forest. The fish were holding in the deeper sections of water, and next to the fast water. On a 2 weight rod everything gives a good fight and the first rainbow of the day was no exception as it ripped off downstream.It had come up for the dry but when the Wulff became visible well above the water we realised it had been caught on the nymph. The foul-hook explained the turbo charged performance. But they all count and a healthy brown a few casts later proved it wasn’t a fluke.

There are days when the camera does all the work for you. Tight tippets all!