Cool change brings hot bite
Rod Mackenzie | April 2014

As the weather temperature begins to cool we can expect the better sized cod to come on the chew, like this one trolled on a 120 Godzilla lure.

As the heat of summer makes way for crisp cool mornings and more favourable fishing weather, it’s a sure sign that the start of the real cod season is about to begin.
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Big fish swing into action
Scott McAuliffe | April 2014


April is traditionally a quality month for the Murrumbidgee and Old Man Creek. Many of the old-school die-hard cod fishermen have always said that when the first frosts of the year hit the ground around April, the bigger Murray cod swing into action and start to look for some quality feed before the cold weather shuts down the majority of the river system.
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Feeding up before the spawn
Dave Mclean | April 2014

Greg Eslick with a healthy golden from Glenbawn that fell to a TN60.

Mid-Autumn can be the most rewarding time of the season, especially when it comes to fishing the local impoundments for bass and goldens.
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Fish getting more aggressive
Adam Mears | April 2014

Working structure will increase your chances on golden perch. This one took a Balista Dyno 75.

As the days become a little shorter and the temperature starts to drop, the fishing conditions in the Tamworth region become a lot more bearable, with anglers able to put in more time on the water and get rewarded for their efforts.
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Cod and release fishing
Ian Page | April 2014

Cod caught by Dieter Page on a Balista Hunchback surface crawler.

As we get deeper into autumn we encounter some of our region's best conditions. The results from local fishing competitions over the past weeks indicate our system is in great shape with some outstanding catches being recorded.
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Drought takes its toll in Eucumbene
Bryan Pratt | April 2014

Trout have been hard to find at Eucumbene but yabbies have been easy to catch and make a great feed.

Things are crook in Australia’s premier trout fishery, Lake Eucumbene.
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Change in the weather
Glen Stewart | April 2014

Believe it or not this golden perch was halfway down the hatch of a good sized cod boat side. The cod don’t muck about at this time of year when they are hungry.

By the time April arrives the weather has well and truly started to change. In fact, in at some of the higher altitudes around Oberon it will have started weeks ago with small frosts on the deck up high.
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Trout feeding up
Steve Williamson | April 2014

Nick Elliott and David Hogan managed a good few hours trolling on the lake with all fish taken on the Tasmanian Devil 111 Willy’s Special.

Welcome to April and cooler weather in the Snowy Mountains. It’s a busy month for the Snowies, with school holidays, Easter and of course Anzac weekend, which brings me to the reminder that the Rapala/Discovery Holiday Parks Family Fishing Competition will be held over the Anzac Weekend this year. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and more information is available at
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Perfect conditions for Batlow
Wayne Dubois | April 2014

This month spells almost perfect conditions for fishing and camping in the greater Batlow area. The nights aren’t too cold just yet, the sun has certainly lost its midday bite, and add to this the lack of water skiers and jet skiers, you’re in for some great days on or near the water.
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