I love this time of the year, There’s a cool bite in the air, the trees are changing colour, and the fishing is just about to get crazy!! That’s right folks autumn is in the air. The weather is starting to cool down and the fishing is going to get hot (as if it couldn’t get any better!) we have had one of the best summer fishing in quite a long time, and now that we are getting into the tail end of the river fishing season thing are about to get a whole lot better. The rivers and lakes have been fishing very well. The “dry fly” action is still going very strong, however it will really pay off having a dropper rig with a trailing nymph for those fish feeding just below the surface. A favorite combo for myself is to have a big bright Stimulator on the surface with a smaller nymph like a good old Pheasant tail or a Hare and Copper trailing a couple of feet below. The main reason for the Stimulator is that is a very easy to see fly and rides well in the faster white water and is also a great indicator and “attractor”fly. A larger Wulff, Adams, or Hopper pattern will also work just fine. The lake are still producing some very good catches for the fly fisher, with evening and early mornings being the more productive times to get out there and “hook up”. The mudeyes have been running very strong on Lake Eucembene during the full moon, with many fly angler “bagging out” in a matter of moments. The action is mainly on the surface with floating mudeye patterns fished slowly. Great patterns have been the Muddler Minnow and the Cubits mudeye, which we have plenty of stock of here in the shop. Over the next few weeks we will be seeing the Browns start their annual pilgrimage up the river to start the seasonal spawn run. I am anticipating a good run in the Thredbo this year with the usual “mayhem” on the Eucembene as well. Please remember that these spawning fish are providing us with more fish for the seasons to come, so try and treat these fish with as much care as possible and release the fish as fast as possible so they can continue with their egg laying duties so we can have many more great fishing seasons in the future.