Canberra winters always do this, don't they? They hang around and, just when you're getting comfortable, they hit us with one last icy blast, like an angler having one last cast.
It's made for pretty slow fishing in the local lakes, which are still cold and murky.
In saying that, almost every urban waterway is getting a solid workover, with Canberra fishers unable to wet a line anywhere else.
If you persist, you will catch fish. There are golden perch, redfin and carp on offer in all the lakes - you've just got to have a lure or bait in the water at the right time.
The hotspot for carp is the stretch of shoreline around the yacht club at Yarralumla.
In the hills, Eucumbene's transformation over recent weeks has been nothing short of remarkable.
A muddy, boggy mess not long ago, the lake is now in terrific shape - and the fishing's not too bad, either!
It's hit 35 per cent capacity and many are tipping it to exceed 40 per cent before water levels stabilise later in spring.
The water is now creeping up over the green grassy banks and there's been a flurry of activity close to shore.
Rainbows around 1kg and browns of various sizes have been taken on flies and lures.
These fish are in excellent condition and are clearly feeding heavily on worms and grubs flushed out by the rising water.
The only downside is that most of us can't get there to fish it!
Estuary fishing on the coast has been mostly slow thanks to the spluttering start to spring.
There are flathead around on the falling tide, with some good catches reported on plastics up at St Georges Basin. Bream and pinky snapper are in the mix, too.