Our first cast this episode of TBF is with Matt Hansen from the Central West chapter of OZfish Unlimited with great news on Burrendong and the Macquarie River. Unfortunately the biggest freshwater fishing gathering in NSW, the Burrendong Classic, has had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
Monaro Acclimatisation Society spokesperson Steve Samuels joins us to talk about the feral horse problem in the Snowy Mountains where, he says, beautiful alpine streams at the top of Tantangara have been . He believes something has to be done about the numbers of feral horses in the park or more native fish and trout habitat will be damaged.
Stinker shares the story of the fisherman who drop kicked the frozen chicken and Andy Thomsen teaches us how to make fish crackling on The Big Fish.
This week we celebrate the opening of the Trout season in NSW and the social currency of fishing. The recreational pastime is set to bring millions of dollars into the Snowy Mountains region which is still trying to bounce back from the fires.
Greg French was stuck high up in the Andes of Peru, with a strict curfew, thanks to the covid flu! Greg and his life and fly fishing partner Frances were locked down in an Inca built village for over a month. On the upside, the local streams were full of hard fighting 3 to 7lb rainbow trout!
As a younger man (played by Ewan McGregor), Edward leaves home at 18 after going deep into the nearby woods in an effort to stop a ghastly giant who has recently started to terrorize the town. Turns out the behemoth only needs a friend because, as Edward learns, most evil things are just lonely. So Edward, who knows he`s too big anyway for a hamlet like Ashton, leaves town with the giant to seek his destiny.
At the heart of Big Fish is a very sad story of a man who doesns bigger existence, a whimsical Weltanschauung where fish stories are all true, and where the biggest fish is, happily, the one that gets away.
We offer big fish
big fish, big, fish,