Bringing out the heavy artillery
Rod Mackenzie | December 2014

There have been plenty of solid golden perch caught at most locations along the Murray.

With good flows in much of the Murray River, it’s not surprising that the fish have really come on the chew this past month.
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Rain needed to stir the fish up
Dave Mclean | December 2014

Although summer has been a bit late arriving this year, the water temperatures are starting to rise in the dams. Due to a lack of good rainfall, the levels are dropping and the rivers are in need of a good flush.
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Well worth the wait
Ian Page | December 2014

Ben Starkey with a great catch we should be expecting this summer.

The cod season is finally upon us; hopefully it will prove to be worth the wait. With many anglers reporting catches of cod during the closed months, which were returned to the water, it all looks promising for a bumper start.
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Encouraging news on the freshwater scene
Bryan Pratt | December 2014

Simon Newcombe was delighted with this 5kg golden perch caught from his Hobie kayak in Lake Burley Griffin on a tiny Rapala Deep Runner. The fish came from within a complex snag that could only be accessed via a small boat.

By the time you read this, the biggest trout fishing tournament of the year — the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival — will have been held at Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene. I hope a big crowd turned out, despite a surprising lack of publicity for this year's event. The reason I mention it is to highlight the ongoing need for anglers, angling clubs and water managers to coordinate water releases from the storages in a manner that maximises the chance of contestants catching fish during the...
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High flows and chunky ‘bows
Steve Williamson | December 2014

Amanda Walshaw and Finn the dog with an 5lb Atlantic salmon caught trolling a Willy’s Special Tasmanian Devil lure.

Fishing has been good over recent months including a lot of good size rainbow trout, bigger than I have seen for many years.
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Mighty Mulwala to bear fruit
Tony Bennett | December 2014

Zac Jury with his 53.4cm yellowbelly from the Golden Do$$ars fishing event.

Mulwala, Mulwala or Mulwala should be the only decision diehard cod fishos should have to make over the next week or so when it some to where to fish come cod season opening.
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Last chance for lots of goldens
Wayne Dubois | November 2014

Goldens have been going great guns at Blowering Dam and this month should be no different. This was one of many fish caught for the day on a matt black/chartreuse tail Insanity Tackle Slap Walker.

Blowering Dam, as is usually the case in spring, has fished really well over the last couple of months and this should almost definitely continue for the rest of this month. Golden perch have of course been the main target for anglers but there have also been some nice trout caught and plenty of bycatch Murray cod as well.
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Good weather and great fishing
Rod Mackenzie | November 2014

A minimum size limit on Murray cod of 50cm in Victorian and 60cm in NSW waters will see confusion among anglers and fisheries come open Murray cod season.

Who said good weather doesn’t make for good fishing? It’s been a cracking month for perch in most of our local waters made even more memorable for the picture perfect weather that’s accompanied most trips.
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Surface lures in low light
Dave Mclean | November 2014

China, who comes over from Orange to fish Glenbawn, with a recent bass that fell to a Jackall off the banks.

The weather pattern over the past month has been quite mild with some fairly cool nights. This has led to the water temperature remaining quite low and, combined with the low water levels in the dams, this has greatly restricted the weed growth.
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