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INSECTS OF THE GOULBURN VALLEY

This section of the site has always been here but I have not been able to maintain it due to always being so busy here at the centre. As a result the last thing that I wanted to do was burn a lot of film, time and money trying to get things right with a small chance of success. All that has now changed thanks to the wonderful world of digital photography and the instant results that go hand in hand with this way of shooting.

So we hope that you enjoy the following photos/info. As time goes on (read from week to week) we will continually add more photos. I have a couple of friends who are full time entomologists who have offered to identify all mayflies but we may not take them up on this at this point in time. As fly fisherman we do not really need to know finite detail on the insects displayed. What is important to us is when do they hatch? what fly do we use for the various stages? and what is the most vulnerable stage for each insect?

While we may add some of the specifics on species over time that will certainly not be the focus of this part of the site. We will however bring you an overload of anecdotal evidence collected over many decades of fishing and many hours each week guiding to help make you more aware of your local fishery and also to help you to understand the rhythms of the season and ultimately to help you all catch more fish.

One last point is that while we are out there every day we cannot collect everything and even when we get a shot we can often improve on it at a later date. See the March Brown page for an example of this. So if you are out and witness a good hatch or fall and can catch a couple of sample without damaging them then please bring them into the centre for us to photograph. I am going to credit everyone who brings in a bug on the honor board with details of which photos they helped to acquire.

So that's it for now. You can get to this page at any time from the link on the left in Orange. A little symbol will appear saying 'new' on the Local Insects tab whenever we update this part of the site. Enjoy.

Cheers

Antony Boliancu

Mayfly      
  Olives    
  Caenid    
       
  Kosciousko    
  March Brown    
  Rusty Dun    
  Sulphur Dun    
       
Caddis      
 

 

   
     
     
       
       
     
Beetles      
Cicadas      
Crickets      
Damselflies      
Dragonflies      
Grasshoppers      
Sawfly i.e. Willow Grub      
Midge      
Dobsonflies      
Stoneflies      
Termites      

 

 

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