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LATE SEASON SNOWYS
Article by Philip Weigall, courtesy of Flyfisher Magazine.
A few years ago fishing mate Ray and I tried to beat the onset of the Snowy Mountains winter, and failed. A hastily planned late May trip had us racing a slow-moving low in the Bight. We hoped the near-stationary high centred over New South Wales would hold there for just a couple more days, as it was forecast to. When we arived at Lake Eucumbene in the wee hours, the stars twinkled in a cloudless night sky, and on the path to the cabin, frost crackled under foot like fine glass. So far so good. After 8 hours on the road, we fell into an exhausted sleep full of optimism for the days ahead.
Travelling up higher than Eucumbene, Jindabyne or even Tantangara, Philip Weigall and Peter Coulson visit some stillwaters on the very roof of Australia. Article courtesy of Flyfisher Magazine.
A willy-willy swirls down the gravel road in front of the deserted ski lodges. A lone skylark calls, adding to the ghost town feel. Except for a couple of white patches lingering in hollows high on the Main Range, the snow is long gone. Fortunately, you and your mate are interested in the sparkling blue lake below, not the skiing.
This stillwater is a serious option for anglers on both sides of the border, particularly when the streams are closed, write Philip Weigall and Trevor Hawkins. Courtesy of Flyfisher Magazine.