It's great to see tackle shops and charter operators across the border opening for business again as lockdown restrictions start to ease.
It gives us Canberra anglers a positive glimpse of the future, a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel.
The mountain lakes will be first port of call for many when lockdown ends.
November fishing should be excellent, with Jindabyne and Eucumbene looking amazing and performing steadily.
Eucumbene is rocketing towards 40 per cent capacity and everyone is getting excited about how well it will fish as the weather warms up and insect activity increases.
Large numbers of trout will come into the shallows to feed and will be perfect targets for fly and lure fishos.
This time of the year is also perfect for soaking a worm within 10 metres of the shoreline for a big brown or rainbow.
Although it's had little comparatively publicity so far this year, the Snowy Trout Challenge is on again after its hit debut last season.
Five-hundred large, tagged rainbow trout have been released into six impoundments across the Snowy Monaro region: Lake Eucumbene, Lake Jindabyne, Lake Crackenback, Black Lake (Bombala), Murrumbidgee Pumping Station (Cooma) and Lake Williams (Nimmitabel).
Anglers who catch tagged fish are in the running for cash and prizes. In fact, several rainbows have already been bagged by lucky fishos since the challenge started earlier this month. The challenge runs until the end of May next year.
The coastal estuaries are still warming up and nowhere near reaching their peak.
This is great news for those who have earmarked November as the month to tackle the inlets and creeks for flathead, whiting, bream, estuary perch and bass.
A few more weeks of warm weather should see all these species fire up by the time we're free to travel and fish.