Sal and I have just returned from a few days up at St Clair in the Hunter Valley. This lake offers superb flyfishing for Bass and golden Perch, better in my opinion then the Snowy lakes. We left Monday morning loaded up with camping gear and my 4.3m bermuda. As is our custom we stopped at the Bylong shop for a toasted sandwich and a coffee. Noticed and old biker their but did not take much notice. Left and on our way again, with our friends Paula and Wayne close behind. About 30 mins later i cross a bridge and notice this old bloke sitting on the edge of the road, I knew he was in trouble so pulled over. Wayne kept going looking a bit horrified i had pulled up. Turns out he had buckled his front wheel in a deep pot hole, so he hid and secured his bike and gave him a lift to Jerries plains to hopefully get help. Dropped him off and arrived at the dam about 1pm, spent most of the arvo setting up a comfortable camp. Sadly as we age this seems to becoming hard work. Then towards dark Wayne and I flyfished the opposite shore in the camping area. Good night, if a bit patchy 6 bass landed and a nice eating size yella of about 1 kilo. The yella really smashed the fly, a home grown one of mostly possum fur on a long shank 6 hook with a black glass bead. ON a sadder note on the first cast i broke the tip of a sage TCR fly rod, the rod was under very little pressure at the time, so most likly had copped a hit from a bead. I have been invited out for father day so will continue this later.