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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I will be heading to Australia in 2 weeks for some business WIll be in SIdney then Melbourne have 2-3 days to spare in between anybody got any ideas or suggestions on some possible fishing or contacts. Never been there and have no clue about it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 09:49 AM
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Post onto the flylife forums http://www.flylife.com.au/phpbb3/index.php I'm sure there'd be a willing aussie to show you the ropes or point you in the right direction. I think there are a few lurkers from that forum on here.
I don't think there's anywhere to cast a long rod for anadromous fish, but there's trout and saltwater fish if you don't mind that sort of fishing.
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I was there this same time last year. Any trout fishing you will be looking for will be in the snowy mountains region, almost half way between Sydney and Melbourne. The town of Jyndabyne will have the most opportunities, with multiple rivers and lakes a short drive from town. Small rivers down to small streams mostly, no double handed stuff to speak of.
The trout fishing was alright, but being from BC it didn't interest me much. That being said the salt water fishing can be unbelievable. I fished for Kingfish (Yellow tail jacks in California and Mexico), and they were a blast. Little ones were 5+ pounds and big ones get over 30 pounds. I couldn't land anything over 20Lbs, they just tore up tackle and broke you off on the rocks.
If you contacted one of the guides working out of Sydney they could get you out for the day. The program is to live bait with a rod and hook one up, then look for trailing fish following it. Once they get close to the boat you bait and switch and chuck flies to the other interested fish. These things make steelhead seem like wimps.
Have a look at some guides in Sydney and contact a fly shop to see if they can recommend a guide for you. I did it myself from shore and with friends boats and it was great.
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Pm me if you want more info, I was there for 6 months last winter and fished a ton.
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Thank you for the info, it is a great help. Working on a few things today for Australia as we speak.
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If you have the time, go north to Mooloolaba, just outside of Brisbane. Longtail tuna in shallowish water right outside the harbour. Not many fish will empty a reel faster....

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