“Hi Ross – I want to book a week for three anglers in Feb – in on Monday 8th February, out on Sunday 14th. OK? How much?”
TRM replied “Sorry. We wish we could do it but it’s too late now. We should be able to fit you in from Sunday 14th in a big 2 bedroom unit and that is the only one left.
“Go on! You are sh..ing me? I’m talking about February – that’s over two bloody months away. You always manage to fit us in…”
“I know. So sorry. We are practically full then. Blame the good fishing season during the winter runs..”
“Really? I don’t believe you. Licence sales are supposed to be way down. How are you so busy?”
“Cicadas could be to blame. An Australian invasion. Anglers anticipating a good Summer season on Lake O have booked well ahead of you. At the moment over 150 unit nights for February are already booked out to anglers from overseas. Their average term is about 2-3 weeks. What about March?”
“Nope? That’s friggin BS. We have arranged our trip for February. I don’t believe it.”
(I suspect he really wanted TRM’s raft for Lake O)
OK. What if I email you a photo of SWMBO’s booking sheet for TRM for February. Will that convince you?
So I did. (See photo on right.)
Got the message – Judging from bookings we are in for a good summer season. Or SWMBO’s room rates must be too low?
TRM anglers know – they can smell it.
So for all you others –
For 2016 PLEASE NOTE – YOU WILL HAVE TO PLAN WELL AHEAD AND BOOK EARLY !!!