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Long leisurely days in Batlow
Wayne Dubois | November 2015

Another golden perch landed while fishing the edge of a milk or mud line created by wind and wave activity. These areas are hard to fish, but they are fish magnets, so it is worth dealing with the wind if you want to land fish on those tough days.

You’d have to be mad not to enjoy this time of year! The days are getting longer but the temperature is still quite comfortable. This means the fish are generally at their most active during the middle to later parts of the day – great news for those with an aversion to late nights and early starts!
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Copeton dam open for business
Rod Mackenzie | November 2015

Bryden Whitfield caught this ripper cod on his third cast at Copeton Dam.

Along the Murray River it’s business as usual, with the river producing great numbers of golden perch on bait. It’s a seasonal recipe that never fails. Just mix a month of warm weather with a high spring flow and you’ll get a run of golden perch that are relatively easy to catch.
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Snow disappearing right on schedule
Bryan Pratt | November 2015

Good-sized browns can be trolled in the mountain lakes on a variety of lures, including Tasmanian Devils and small hardbodied minnows but versatile lures such as Burrinjuck Specials, which accounted for this superb specimen, are also worth a try.

The deep snow covering the Snowy Mountains at present is melting at a rapid rate as spring advances throughout the region.
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Too many options for anglers!
Glen Stewart | November 2015

Blade type lures such as the 3/8oz OSP Overide have been a real hit on golden perch in local impoundments.

My head is spinning! There’s so many options. Do I pack the spin rod and hit one of the local creeks for trout? Then maybe call into Lake Lyell for a crack at a bass on the way home? Do I pack the boat and head up to Windamere for a day on the golden perch? It’s a tough life…
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Full-stream ahead for Snowy trout run
Steve Williamson | November 2015

Ryan Clark, Emily Cruickshank, and Braydon Carr with their catch.2

November is upon us and it will be a big month of trout fishing for the Snowy Mountains, starting off with a bang with the annual Snowy Mountains Trout Festival. Participants are likely to find improved conditions this year with the water temperature and levels in their favour.
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The best season of all
Wayne Dubois | October 2015

Another beautiful Blowering Dam golden perch fooled by one of the new Insanity Tackle Slap walkers.

Spring is easily my favourite season of the year, because on top of the near-perfect daytime temperatures the fishing is nothing short of sensational. Whether it’s polaroiding monster golden perch in shallow water through to trout in our streams, there is something to whet everyone’s appetite.
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Cod season done and dusted
Rod Mackenzie | October 2015

Rod Mackenzie with a ripper cod that scoffed a well weighted soft plastic just on dark.

Well there you have it, another cod season done and dusted and now the three long closed months begins. The wait will come and go fast enough but until then we will need turn our focus and target other fish species that are still in season.
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Snow fishing just fine
Bryan Pratt | October 2015

When the roads look like this you need chains or 4WD and you need to drive with great care to get to your fishing spot safely.

If you want to be a year-round angler in our part of the world you will eventually find yourself fishing in the snow. Although that might sound cold and miserable, on a good weather day it can be quite enjoyable. With warming winter sun, a picture-postcard landscape and fish frolicking in the cold water that they love it can give you a day to remember.
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Golden moments
Glen Stewart | October 2015

Blue skies, green grass, wispy white clouds, good mates and bent fishing rods. It’s what Windamere Dam is all about in October.

For me Windamere in October is hard to get away from. It’s a social thing just as much as a fishing thing, as most people know the boat and are happy to chat. It’s great to catch up with people you haven’t seen for months, swapping stories and techniques.
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