Some two months back at the end of June, I took Phil for a “quick fix” of fishing at SW Jurassic. This is Phil’s first experience here at this stocked pond and initially he took some time to warm up – as soon as he found the answers he started to pull fish in one after another.
Pond A is the main pond and has 10 species of fish in it. It averages 9 feet (3 meters) in depth throughout.
Pond B is open only for group bookings. It is a lot less fished and presumably the fish in it are less pressured but it is mainly stocked with only groupers and barramundi.
Fishing at venues such as these matured catch and release stocked ponds are not as straightforward as many may think.
They often force one to put their thinking caps on as the fish learns after getting caught over and again.
For the fly-fishers it can also be a good place to learn to “strip-set” which is crucial for saltwater fishing and get rid of the more natural reflex “strike-set” also popularly known as trout-set.