MORE opportunities are on the horizon for the region's fishing future.
Lake Lyell and Lake Wallace are set to benefit after 35,000 native bass fry were released into the waterways on September 17.
The DPI Port Stephens Fisheries Institute delivered the fry which are about 2-5mm in length.
Wallerawang Central Acclimatisation Society (CAS) secretary Ray Tang was hopeful the majority of these stocks would survive against pesky Redfin.
"Hopefully they will provide some excellent bass fishing for the future to come," he said.
Mr Tang said trout releases were expected to go ahead but he was waiting on advice from hatcheries.
"Things will possibly be a little different this year with some changed due to COVID protocols, we're just waiting to hear how the hatcheries would like to proceed with stockings," he said.
An insight to anglers around the area
According to Tang Lake Wallace has fished well lately.
"It has been many years since I have seen fish rising consistently on dusk at Lake Wallace each and every afternoon.
"Many fish have been caught and released, with our own president Ben Lane landing the first ever Tiger trout in NSW (no reports from TCD or Lyell as yet).
"My brother Herm also managed to get a couple of these tigers along with some good size classed Redfin."
"Most of the Trout landed at this time are not all huge, all about 20-30cm, though the bigger ones will come in soon."
"A bass was caught by young local Jackson Piggott from his kayak out of the middle of the main basin. Olly Taylor also had a great time landing a heap of trout the past few weeks during rain, hail and shine."
Tang said Lake Pillans, which gets a fair share of fishing pressure has been fishing well while Thompson's Creek Dam water is clear and has been consistent.
"...Though fish are starting to lose their colours and moving out further and deeper now the temps are coming back up," he said.
"Lyell is going well as usual however shallow growing weeds are making it a little difficult to fish from the banks so boat is the way to go. Alanna Tomazin caught a nice little rainbow trout one afternoon, well done."
Tang said the construction of the Lake Wallace accessible fishing pontoon was under way and should be ready soon.
He said the Millpond progress at The Foundations was also going well with finishing touches being completed.
"The Foundations are completing the final touches on last of the access pathways over the inlet spill way from Williwa Street.
"We are currently working on formal signage for the pondage management, once this is installed, then the Millpond can be officially opened for public access," he said.
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