Things to be Aware of
7 Days before the new moon or full moon is when tides
commencing on neap (no movement) expanding to spring
(max movement) give clear water progressively moving.
These are 2 ingredients needed for successful sight
fishing. There is one full moon and one new moon in
Time of Year
Our season runs March to November. Coldest months are
June, July and August. It rarely rains between May and
Fly fishers are limited to one-on-one or two maximum.
It is not practical to have additional people.
Free style fly fishing in Northern Waters is best utilising
8 weight or 9 weight (or 8/9 combo). Lines needed are
floating and intermediate striper tapers with the addition
of a relatively fast sinking line.
Outside of personal choice, most species are opportunistic.
Favourite patterns are generic, clousers in white/silver,
white/chatreuse, white/black/silver and black/silver
in 1.0 and 2.0 hook sizes.
You should have :
- good quality polaroid sunglasses;
- strong sunblock;
- insect repellant;
- footwear without buckles or velcro straps;
- adequate light clothing;