Operating this guiding business was great fun and
given the nature of Daylesford most of the clients were complete
beginners whom had never handled a fly rod and most had never caught
a fish by any method. The majority of clients chose to fish for
only 2 hours or 1/2 a day which made it challenging to get them
onto a fish given the lakes in the area are extremely food rich
and the trout are far from starving and can pick the times they
choose to feed. A 24 inch brown trout from this area can easily
weigh 6 1/2lb and be a missile.
Well success was had all round except for 1 poor
client whom traveled all the way from Melbourne in torrential rain
and fished for 2 hours for 1 take and missed the opportunity.
I discovered the pleasure in helping others with an enjoyable fishing
experience and was exposed to some of the challenges that make guiding
what it is.
Unfortunately the drought started to wreak havoc
on the local waterways and it was time for a move to Melbourne.
Thanks to all the people who patronised this business
and I wish you tight lines.
Client images below
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