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EDDIE V CATH – THE GLOVES ARE OFF ALREADY

EDDIE V CATH – THE GLOVES ARE OFF ALREADY

EDDIE McGuire and his Triple M Melbourne cohorts have taken a swipe at Adelaide and our newest talent Catherine Ellis, who was this week revealed as the only female member on new Channel 7 footy show The Bounce. Reigniting the old SA versus the Vics debate and engaging in some sledging on yesterday’s breakfast slot, Eddie, along with former SA cricketer James Brayshaw and comedian Tony Moclair, poked fun at comments Catherine made when interviewed this week in the Herald Sun. The trio also used the opportunity to give a big pat on the back to Nine’s The Footy Show, which Ed used to host and James is now at the helm of. “I think it’s hilarious now The Footy Show’s not allowed to have a crack at anybody but we’ve got a girl who’s starting, and good luck to her,” Eddie said. “I haven’t seen her before but she’s in the paper today. She used to do Behind The News apparently, which I remember watching when I was in grade five at school, good show, Catherine Ellis – she’s had a bit of a swing at The Footy Show”.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FISHING IN WINTER PARK, COLORADO

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FISHING IN WINTER PARK, COLORADO

Catching fish couldn’t be any easier than here in the Fraser Valley.  You can wade 1,000 miles of streams, wander around 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, or troll 11,000 acres of reservoirs.

Whether you’re fly-fishing or have a night crawler on the end of your line, you can find many different species of fish throughout Grand County.  Rainbow, cutthroat, brown & brook trout can be found in most of the rivers, while mackinaw and kokanee salmon cruise the depths of the larger bodies of water.

The Colorado River offers gold medal trout fishing with some of the biggest browns and rainbows found in the state.   The Fraser River runs through the town of Winter Park, as well as the resort, and is fed by many other great little secluded creeks with hidden pockets of trout.  St. Louis Creek and Willow Creek offer brookies, bows and browns with scattered creek-side campgrounds.

The four major lakes of the area are located in the Granby area, and offer plenty of ramps & marinas for boating enjoyment.  With 7,250 surface acres and 40 miles of shoreline, Lake Granby is known for its big mackinaws.  Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado, and adjoined Shadow Mountain Lake can also produce 20 pounds macks.  The lakes of the area are also well known for great ice fishing in the winter.

You just never know what the snowmelt will do in the high country, but one thing is for sure, it will produce an abundance of streams and lakes to choose from.  The seclusion and surrounding wilderness will make you feel like an early American explorer, discovering your own trout paradise.

Stay just a five minute walk from the base of Winter Park Resort.  Slope View Bed and Breakfast offers views of the Continental Divide, unique amenities and a knowledgeable staff.