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Scott Mitchell
09-10-2008, 08:04 AM
Headed down to Sydney & Illawarra to visit the parents. First arvo was in the Georges river near Liverpool for a bream & flattie , but forgot the camera http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley9.gif
Next morning we headed down to the Cooks river near the airport with my nephew Matt - getting better at getting organised now http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley2.gif
Didn't take long to find a fish - Matty had never used lures or fished from a Kayak before http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley17.gif
Matty's 1st bream on a lure !
We had a pretty good session with over a dozen bream,some Flathead & tailor to break things up http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley16.gif
Matty did well to keep this one off the bridge pylons :-
Nudging 38cm it was a good fish http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley32.gif
It was a top morning on the water topping out at 38C - with the NE coming up after 11am. Heading to the Illawarra next - will update once we get on the water again http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley20.gif

Scott Mitchell
09-10-2008, 08:06 AM
Arrived in the Illawarra with some fair weather extremes - 38c to 15c overnight with some good storms & heavy rain http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley13.gif
First afternoon out with Eleasha down at the entrance resulted in one flathead before the sky fell on us - so you can see she was better prepared for our second outing across at Berkley http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley17.gif
Fishing was pretty tough - BUT a fish is a fish http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley4.gif
Got my first gar fish on a plastic !
Eleasha cleaned up on the tailor http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley4.gif
Finished off with a reasonable bream on a beautiful glassed Lake Illawarra - Will continue report after next outing http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley2.gif

Scott Mitchell
09-10-2008, 08:07 AM
A BIG SW front came through on Monday which ended our fishing in the Illawarra - so we headed to our old stomping ground in Cooma NSW to catch up with some friends , eat Roses Lebanese tucker & catch a trout http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley17.gif
They actually had snow in town on Monday afternoon - BUT it blew through pretty quick. The Prado gauge actually went down to -4C on the way out & finished up being a "balmy -1c " on arrival at the Old Bridge on the Eucumbene river http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley3.gif
The rivers in NSW all re-opened on the long weekend & there were still plenty of late run spawners about to catch. Got this lovely brown in the first run. Didn't take long to get back to my trout "roots" http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley2.gif
The Eucumbene river was running well & it was a beautiful morning with plenty of fish falling to the old faithful drift- rig technique & Glo bug http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley16.gif
Finished up with 6 rainbows & the one brown - pulling out of a few along the way
I must say it was nice to be back on an Alpine River for a change - I won't get a chance to get the "Hobie" out on the lake this trip - just running out of time !
Will see if I can sneak in a final fish on Jindabyne before we head for home & some warmer weather back in Hervey Bay http://www.scotto.com.au/admin/htmlarea/smileys/smiley2.gif

Regards Scotto

11-10-2008, 06:09 PM
Having an absolute ball by the looks of it. Good on ya. Ben

13-10-2008, 07:58 PM
Nice report Scott, you're braver than me getting out in a kayak when it's that cold!