Following is an account of my weekend fishing trip. I have written it to be included in 'Critter's blog' if you feel it to be appropriate.
The country town myself and a fishing mate went to was Oberon - about 200 km west of Sydney. It can be extremely hot in the day and extremely cold in the evening.
The two main rivers that I fished were the Duckmoloi and Fish rivers. We set up base camp at 'The Shack' on the Duckmoloi, but most of our fishing was on the Fish river. As you will see by the photographs, the Fish river can be extremely demanding, and in places almost impossible to cast accurately - this is certainly my style of river - on the Saturday I fished from six in the morning for seven hours, for one lovely 2 lb + brown in beautiful condition (Critter's first fish) - Wow! What a feeling, I was over the moon! I took him on a 12 CDC emerger, which was hammered. What a joy it is to fish with such an amazing little stick. Critter does it all . . . no matter the distances, no matter the conditions - the best stick I have ever fished with.
I hope you enjoy the photos of our weekend away.
Very typical of the Fish river.....
Critter's first spotted beast - who lives to fight another day.....
'The Shack' on the Duckmoloi river.....
Christened 'Critter' by its owner Garry Webster, this Eden Cane H704-2 was finished out with a birdseye Huon pine reel seat.
A piece of birdseye Huon, of this quality, is extremely rare. Huon for this project was provided by Garry's friend (a Tasmanian exotic woods collector).
A stand of Huon trees recently found in Tasmania is believed to be in excess of 10,500 years old.