I went out on my own for a fish on Friday, but my mate came up to Ballarat today (from Melbourne) to take me out for a first
proper session, today at Newlyn Reservoir.
We didn’t expect to catch anything, to be honest. Just happy to be out fishing again after six months of not being able to. So it was with no small delight that we got onto a couple of brown trout in good condition.
We put bait out, both scrubbies on a sinker and mudeyes under a float, but the fish wouldn’t touch them. We took all three of our browns on lure, bright coloured spoons and hard body minnows. We figured these to be anger-strikes as we come towards breeding season and the fish get frustrated in the lake. But who really knows? Maybe the fish were just in a mood for one lure and not the other.
Either way we appreciated the action we got, and had a beautiful day lazily trolling lures and catching up after what seems like a very dark few months fishing-wise.