The wait is almost over for trout anglers as most inland waters are set to reopen on Saturday.
Where should they start?
Well-stocked Four Springs Lake is handy for many, has filled and its water has been clear.
Up top, Woods Lake will be popular too where water has risen and is at its level of last spring, as is Penstock Lagoon, valued by many fly-fishers.
Bradys Lake was stocked with 4507 small domestic rainbows this week.
Then Camden Dam, recently completed for irrigation, is also well-filled and the Inland Fisheries Service suggests its flooded edges will draw resident brown and rainbow trout looking for food.
Situated in the hills via a road zigzagging up Seven Time Creek gully east from Myrtle Park, Camden Dam has a public carpark off Diddleum Road giving anglers using all recognised methods good access from shore, and launching for small craft like canoes and kayaks.
Motors are not permitted and there is no launching ramp.
The IFS advises that the print version of its latest Inland Fisheries Code has been delayed because of uncertainty caused by coronavirus.
The code will be printed as usual and mailed to those with current licences.
Although brine along southern coasts was recently too chilly for much action, one angler at Orford measured water at 12 degrees and was pleased with the flathead and squid boated.