Travel restrictions, lockdowns and border closures mean that Canberra anglers are going to become awfully familiar with their local waterways over coming weeks and months.
That's not such a bad thing, with plenty of viable fishing options available in the ACT region, especially in autumn.
Googong has fired up at just the right time. Now that the boat ramp has re-opened, fishos can get into deeper water and try their luck for big golden perch and cod.
Liam Rowley did exactly that last weekend and snared a superb, football proportioned cod on a Jackal.
The fish was nearly as wide as it was long and took 30 minutes to subdue on light tackle.
Anglers walking the banks of Googong report reasonable numbers of goldens on lures.
Meanwhile, Burley Griffin is home to large, dense schools of good-sized redfin. If you can find a school, you'll be in for non-stop action on just about any lure in your box.
Boat and kayak anglers, as always, have an advantage, as most of the fish are in the middle of the lake in around five metres of water.
Yerrabi Pond and Lake Tuggeranong are also fishing very well.
Yerrabi is producing catches of redfin and golden perch, while Tuggeranong is yielding some beaut cod and goldens, mainly on dusk.
If you happen to be on the coast - and I know a few South Coast residents read this column - the beaches and rocky points continue to fire for Aussie salmon.
There's a big school hanging around Tathra at the moment. The rocks near the wharf produced a fish-a-cast last weekend. There are plenty on the surrounding beaches, too.
The Bega River has cleaned up nicely after heavy rain earlier this month. It's fishing extremely well for bream and trevally. Flathead have gone a little quiet as the weather cools.