Editorial – 7th April 2016
We are already a week into April! If you could slow down time I would be doing it right now as April is probably my favourite month to fish. Why? The weather has usually cooled off with beautiful autumn days in the mid 20’s. This leads to a drop in water temperature to probably the best it will get in terms of fishing.
Depending on where you are located the water temp could be anywhere from 14-18 degrees with most locations seeing an average of 16 degrees throughout NSW and VIC. When we start to see stable water temperatures of around 16 degrees this is when you want to be on the water! This month is the prime time so make sure you’re out there enjoying some of the great fishing on offer.
We have many exciting things happening of late with some big trips planned ahead and plenty of filming underway to finalise some tutorials that will be coming out soon. We spent last weekend filming the last part of the ‘Lure Fishing for Trout in Rivers and Creeks’ series and captured some great content to help you in this style of fishing. Once edited and finalised it will complete this 4-part series. Keep an eye out for this one!
There are also the last 2 tutorials in the ‘Lure Fishing for Murray Cod and Golden Perch in Rivers’ series still to come. Part 7 which is all about trolling is nearly complete and ready to be launched so keep an eye out for this in the coming weeks. Part 6 which is all about casting from the banks won’t be much further behind.
Now onto the topic of the big fishing trips ahead. During April each year the Social Fishing Team and crew head out on an annual fishing trip targeting natives. Usually it’s a little bit of time off from the filming as we spend 3 days on the water enjoying the company of mates, camping and having a good time on the water. This year we have decided to do something very cool and bring you an insight as to what happens on the trip. We are going to capture short videos, photos, funnies and fishing banter from the trip in a vlog type video to provide you with some entertainment from our fishing adventures. We will be sure to capture every great moment along the journey and in the weeks following the trip we will put together a ‘Social Fishing’s Annual Trip’ video for you all to watch. While out on the trip if service is nice to us we will post up some photos and clips to Facebook to keep you updated.
The team is also putting together a few short clips of each team member and how they prepare for a fishing trip. It will give you an insight as to how we all pack and prepare. This may help you learn something when it comes to preparing before your next fishing trip.
Now, what’s been happening on the website? The last few weeks has seen some great new content published on Social Fishing. Below are a couple of new articles and publications which are well worth a look:
Something else that is well worth a watch is the video of my talk from the ‘2006 Sydney Trailerboat Show’ in February this year. I attended this great show and was lucky enough to talk on stage about the importance of education. My talk was titled: ‘Fishing Education and Tips’ where I shared some tips, stories and show you how to have more success no matter what style of fishing you are doing. Click on the image below to watch the talk in full.
The Social Fishing website has a new category called ‘Fishing Trips and Stories’ where we will share our stories from recent fishing trips. A great way to get an insight into how we spend our days on the water and what we are catching the fish on.
That rounds up the editorial this time round with lots and lots happening. Make sure you keep checking back for all the new content coming soon and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with great pictures and tips.
Social Fishing Founder