vxcalais wrote:Out of curiosity, i thought trout season was in Winter ? Don't the trout shut down or move to deeper waters in the Summer time ? Please enlighten me. I have only really targeted them in lakes etc.
Particular rivers where trout spawn are totally closed to fishing during the spawning period. You may also not be allowed to target trout in other streams as well - I'm not really sure on this as it is not relevant for me. This ban is lifted in early September therefore the season is 'open' then.
You can fish lakes all year round and you are correct - Winter is a great time for trout fishing. The rivers provide great fishing during Spring, however, they do tend to slow down when the weather heats up. The Goulburn downstream of Eildon will be an exception to this as it has cold water from Eildon.