Monthly Fishing Calendar
January | Print |

Warm to hot days (often above 30 deg C) cooler nights. Lake surface water temperature 20 -24 deg C.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams all day. Best evenings. Some dry flies.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymphing river.

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset only. Worms deep.

RIVER
Faster runs early and late in day best.

LAKE
Early and late in deep water.

Surface at sunrise and sunset. Downriggers and leadline all day.

 
February | Print |

Warm to hot days (often above 28 deg C) cooler nights. Lake surface water temperature 18 -22 deg C. Lake fish very lat int he day.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams all day. Best evenings.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymph fish running water in water.

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset only. Worms deep.

RIVER
Faster runs early and late in day best.

LAKE
Early and late in deep water. Some good night spinning.

Surface at sunrise and sunset. Downriggers all day.Leadlines 3 -4 colours.

 
March | Print |

Warm days (often up to 25 deg C) cooler nights. Lake surface water temperature 20 deg C but falling.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams all day. Best evenings.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymph runs in rivers.

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset only. Worms or bardi grubs deep.

RIVER
Often low water. Pools / deep runs best.

LAKE
Early and late in any water.

Surface at sunrise and sunset. Downriggers all day. Leadlines 3 colour.

 
April | Print |

Cooler nights and warm days (often up to 20 deg C) cooler nights. Lake surface water temperature usually below 16 deg C.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams all day. Some evenings.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymph runs in rivers.

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset only. Worms or bardi grubs off bottom.

RIVER
Faster runs early and late in day. Deep pools.

LAKE
Middle day in deep water. Early / late shallow.

Surface at sunrise and sunset. Downriggers all day. Leadline 3 colour.

 
May | Print |

Warm days (sometimes to 18 deg C) cool to cold nights. Snow possible. Lake surface water temperature usually below 13 deg C.Lake fishing starting to feed in shallows above weed beds.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams now slow. Less insects.

WET
Lake early and late.Some day fishing using Nymphs in rivers.

Mudeyes hard to get. Mostly worm fishing or bardi grubs off bottom.

RIVER
Faster runs early and late in day

LAKE
Early and late in deep water.

Surface at sunrise and sunset. Leadline 3 colour.

 
June | Print |

Cool to cold days (often less than 15 deg C) cold nights often below 0 deg C. Often frosts. Snow usually weekly high up in the mountains. Lake surface water temperature below 12 deg C.

FLY FISHING
 BAIT FISHINGSPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Rivers now closed to fishing.

WET
Lake all day above weed beds.

Worm and bardi grubs all day.

RIVER
Closed to fishing.

LAKE
Mid day in deep water. Early or late shallow.

Surface early morning and late afternoon. Deeper all day. Leadline 3 colour.

 
July | Print |

Cool to cold days (often less than 10 - 14 deg C) cold frosty nights minus temperatures. Snow very possible. Lake surface water temperature below 10 deg C.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Rivers now closed to fishing.

WET
Lake all da

Worm and bardi grubs all day.

RIVER
Closed to fishing.

LAKE
Early and late best but fish all day.

 

Surface early and late best. Can troll all day. Deeper all day. Leadline 3 colour.

 
August | Print |

Cool to cold days (often less than 10 - 15 deg C) colder nights minus temperatures. Snow very possible. Lake surface water temperature usually under deg C.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Rivers now closed to fishing.

WET
Lake all day. Good Polaroiding lake edges.

Worm and bardi grubs all day.

RIVER
Closed to fishing.

LAKE
All day.

 

Surface early and late best. Leadline all day 3-4 colours.                                   

 
September | Print |

Cool to warm days (often less than 15 deg C) cool to cold nights. Frost and snow still very possible. Lake surface water temperature up to 10 deg C.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams and rivers closed to fishing.

WET
Lake all day evening best. Polaroiding still good.

Worm and bardi grubs still best.

RIVER
Closed to fishing.

LAKE
All day. Best early and late.

 

Surface early and late, fishing all day still good.                                  

 
October | Print |

Warm days (often above 15 deg C) cool to cold nights. Frost and snow still possible. Lake surface water temperature up to 12 deg C.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams and rivers now open. Limited dry fly fishing.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymph runs in rivers.

Mudeyes getting better. Worms still good.

RIVER
Faster runs good, good flow due to snow melt.

LAKE
Early and late best, still possible to fish all day.

 

Surface sunrise and sunset best, leadline  all day 3 -4 colours best.

 
November | Print |

Warm days (often above 20 deg C) cool to cold nights. Snow possible but rare. Lake surface water temperature above 14 deg C.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams dry fly getting better.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best. Nymph runs in rivers.

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset best. Fish all day worms.

RIVER
Faster runs good, fish all day. Still good flow.

LAKE
Early and late best.

 

Surface sunrise and sunset. Leadline good. Downriggers starting to work better at 5 metres.

 
December | Print |

Warm days (often mid 20 deg C) cooler nights. Lake surface water temperature above 18 deg C. Lake fishing during the day.

FLY FISHING
BAIT FISHING SPINNING
TROLLING

DRY
Streams all day.

WET
Lake late evening to nights best

Mudeyes sunrise to sunset only. Worms good.

RIVER
Faster runs and pools. Fish all day.

LAKE
Early and late or deep water. Middle of day best.

 

Surface sunrise and sunset exellent. Leadline all day. Downriggers all day.

 


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