How good is it to be able to travel across the border to fish our favourite spots again?
Canberra anglers were quick out of the blocks last weekend as they made a beeline for the South Coast or Snowy Mountains.
Many caught fish. Some, though, were simply happy to have a rod in their hand again after the best part of 10 weeks.
Lake Jindabyne looks stunning as it threatens to hit 90 per cent capacity - the highest it's been in a very long time.
Browns and rainbows are milling around the margins in large numbers. They're hard to catch if it's bright and sunny. The best fish are being taken on lures trolled relatively close to the bank.
Eucumbene is picture perfect, too. The edge fishing is very good as the rising water inundates bays and inlets that have been dry for years.
Again, some super fish have been taken on the troll. Fly fishing and lure casting from the bank in the evening is also excellent.
If you want to stay closer to home, don't overlook the trout creeks and streams inside the ACT - many are brimming with feisty little rainbows. Just grab a map and do some exploring.
The South Coast is firing up big time.
Offshore fishing has improved, with schools of bluefin tuna busting up off Narooma and Bermagui.
Many are 'jellybean-sized' fish around the 7kg mark, but are still amazing fun on light gear.
The occasional kingfish and a few decent springtime snapper have also been reported.
Estuary water temperatures are climbing as high as 20 degrees, improving the flathead and whiting action immensely.
Best systems include St Georges Basin, Burrill Lake, Clyde River, Moruya River, Tuross Lake and Pambula Lake.