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Teaser a trout in April
Wayne Dubois | April 2016

A beautiful Tumut River brown trout fooled by one of the new Insanity Tackle Bling Spins. Stick to spinners with a rear teaser for best results in running water.

In the greater Batlow area it’s a cracking time of the year with great weather, great scenery and good fishing to boot. One of my absolute favourite places to fish at this time of the year is the Tumut River. Mostly because it is normally in low flow, but the giant poplar trees shedding their stunning autumn leaves makes for a spectacular backdrop to you fishing and for the pictures when you land a good fish.
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Autumn cod begin to fire
Rod Mackenzie | April 2016

Tim Polis landed this solid cod on the troll using a giant Cod Dog lure.

The season has been very good so far in our local waters, with numerous big cod landed on bait and lures. Word spreads fast where fishing is concerned, and a hot bite will often draw anglers from far and wide.
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Spinnerbait success in The Peel
Adam Mears | April 2016

Dawn and dusk are prime times for Murray cod. This one grabbed a Lurestrike spinnerbait around the weed.

With summer past us and the shadows of winter approaching, it is now the time of year when anglers are torn between fishing for the smaller run of natives and hoping for big numbers, or thinking big and probing the older snags in the river to look for some size.
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Massive cod in the Googong
Bryan Pratt | April 2016

Sam Hancox had Googong Reservoir to himself in bad weather when he hooked this monster Murray cod but still managed to land it and get a trophy photo before releasing it to grow even larger.

February to March is traditionally the wettest time of the year in the Canberra-Monaro district. Normally we get some brief showers, but often even more prolonged rain periods. Flooding is not uncommon. The extra water usually creates good fishing as conditions settle down, but more importantly it provides an opportunity for fish to migrate. A chance to move to better food supplies, to deeper water to provide shade and added protection, or a chance to meet a mate and breed are all factors that improve the fishing. All of our local fish are migratory to some extent and the added water simply facilitates their annual behaviour.
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A victory most sweet!
Glen Stewart | April 2016

I am so looking forward to seeing what turns up further south in Wyangala, Blowering, Burrinjuck, and Mulwala. Swimbaits are a new wave that I reckon is well worth getting on.

If you get up early enough you can feel the frost coming down. The frost reaches into exposed areas high up in the mountains, you feel it first on rosy red cheeks and exposed ears as you throw the frozen hard flap of the swag back, a quick glimpse over at the fire for any sign of warmth before venturing out and waiting impatiently for the jug to boil and the coffee to brew.
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A victory most sweet!
Glen Stewart | April 2016

If you get up early enough you can feel the frost coming down. The frost reaches into exposed areas high up in the mountains, you feel it first on rosy red cheeks and exposed ears as you throw the frozen hard flap of the swag back, a quick glimpse over at the fire for any sign of warmth before venturing out and waiting impatiently for the jug to boil and the coffee to brew.
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Splash about some orange for spawning trout
Steve Williamson | April 2016

Vicki Schwab caught a typical alpine stream trout - there are plenty of them about.

Welcome to April, cooler weather and maybe the start of the brown trout spawning season. The trout are just waiting for a little rain to start to run up the bigger rivers and streams. This also means a start to lure and flyfishing for some of the much larger aggressive spawning trout.
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The holidays are over but who forgot to tell the cod? Never before has the fishing in Lake Mulwala been so good!
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Codaholics can still get their fix
Wayne Dubois | March 2016

This cod is a good fish in most places, but just another average Murray cod for Blowering Dam. Fish of this size and much bigger have been caught in good numbers and on a regular basis of late.

Normally at Blowering Dam at this time of the year, the redfin in the lake are plentiful and easy to catch. This year they are still easy to catch, but finding a patch of them has been quite difficult for most anglers.
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