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Using the elements to your advantage
Glen Stewart | August 2016

Down the hatch! Skirted jigs are a great option at this time of year, and wind-blown shorelines can concentrate food and fish. Bottom contact is important, so don’t be in a rush to move the lure – when you do just use small hops and drags.

It was late August last year, water temperatures had bottomed out, the wind was howling, and small white cap waves were breaking on the rocks. I was out chasing early season golden perch in Windamere dam. The little 3/8oz skirted jig hit the bottom in 10ft of water and with two small hops I was on. Water movement in dams can concentrate food, and when this happens all manner of species respond.
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Trout eggs lost in bankside vegetation after river levels fall are lost to the system.

The massive run of prespawning brown trout in the Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers this year was one of the largest many anglers can remember and has given rise to an unprecedented number of trophy fish photographs for fishers to admire in future years.
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Pursue the prey through the day
Hayley McDonald | August 2016

A healthy Peel River cod taken on a faithful chatterbait.

In the states they call it a white Christmas and the weather in Tamworth this season has been much the same with a wonderful white winter! The snow has been regular on the hills surrounding Nundle and up towards Bendemeer and Uralla. However, even though the snow is beautiful and well worth seeing make sure you take every precaution to ensure your family’s safety and the safety of other families on the road. If I can offer any advice it would be to visit these icy conditions in a 4WD vehicle only, as normal 2WD cars won’t handle the conditions.
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Brave the winter chill for a Murray thrill
Rod Mackenzie | August 2016

Larger lures have been working well on the cast as the water temperature stays low.

How much do you enjoy early morning rises where cold fingers fumble at the matches as you try to reignite the overnight campfire?
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Cray-zy times in Batlow
Wayne Dubois | August 2016

A Jounama Dam Murray cod caught on the new Angel bait. This late in the season it often pays to give the fish something a bit different to have a go at and help fool them.

Surprisingly, it’s that time of the year again – the last month of the Murray cod season. If you’ve not already had your fix for the season, this month is the time to get it.
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Think big at Blowering Dam
Rhys Creed | August 2016

The author with a very fat cod that took an FX Fury soft plastic.

The last month of winter is finally here! This is great news for anglers, as you may be getting excited for the warm spring weather.
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Think big at Lake Mulwala
Tony Bennett | August 2016

Steve Hogan with a nice 76cm cod caught below the Yarrawonga Weir.

Rain, frost, more rain and the lingering hangover from the blue-green algae debacle has led to an uninspiring period of fishing in and around Lake Mulwala. Traditionally, this is the time of year to ‘think big’ and go in search of the larger models but the season has petered out pretty quickly. Don’t despair though, rug up, tie on the biggest lure you can find and who knows, somebody is sure to tangle with something huge sooner or later – it could be you.
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Patience is the key to unlock big cod
Rhys Creed | July 2016

Jack Zyhalak with a monster Blowering cod taken in July working a soft plastic.

When it comes to fishing in the Riverina region – July is probably the toughest month to fish. This is probably the same for most freshwater fisheries in the country. Everything shuts down – with one exception.
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Rug up and get amongst them!
Wayne Dubois | July 2016

Another big lake trout fooled by an Insanity Tackle Mini Vibe. These big trout will be about in good numbers this month.

It can be pretty cold up in the greater Batlow area during July, but if you dress appropriately it can be a great time of the year to be on the water. Thermals, beanies, hoodies and a jacket are necessities at this time of the year and if you buy quality gear, you will barely notice the cold.
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Quality over quantity
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A winter bounty
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Soft plastics the flavour of the month
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Pre-spawn madness ramps up
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