The upper reaches of the Yarra River have been fishing well for trout for both lure and fly anglers recently. There have been quite a few hatches of small
winged ants and termites which normally get the fish feeding fairly actively. Fly anglers who are able to 'match the hatch' on these instances are
catching numbers of brown trout. For the anglers casting lures, sometimes a small soft plastic fished weightless under the surface will provoke one
of these fish to strike. The better choices of soft plastic include 'Strike Tiger' nymphs and 'Berkley' T tail minnows.
Customer Mohd fly fished the upper river during the week and did well on brown trout to around 200g. While the fish weren't monsters in this section of
river, what they lacked in size they made up for in colouration. There was also the odd plump rainbow trout caught which is very rare for this section
of river. Mohd found that small dry flies like stimulators, elk hair caddis and Adam's parachutes all did well. Mohd found quite a number of small
crays in the river too which is a good sign as well.