Open mouths opening options
Rod Shepherd | July 2017

A solid bream taken near the river mouth of the Curdies River on greyback minnow.

The Hopkins River last month was experiencing a run of winter mulloway, and it appears that plenty of fish are being caught using a wide variety of methods and tactics.
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Fish are feeding and easy to spot
James Perry | July 2017

Jarrod Potter with a quality Glenelg bass.

The lakes are cold and the big reds are on the chew. Trout are smelting, thus giving away their location and making your lure or fly selection that bit easier. Stealth is the key to winter fishing these great lakes, so leave the radio at home, keep the outboard off and go electric. Take the time to drift into your desired spot.
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Mixed bags as mercury drops
Daniel Piazza | July 2017

Mick Caulfield with a 1.2m cod caught on a big surface lure.

The trout population has taken a fair hit in recent years with all the Murray cod stockings, but this year’s trout breeding cycle has started off very brilliantly, with some great days fishing being had by persistent and avid anglers.
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Finally feeling the season change
Roger Miles | July 2017

This Murray cod was caught casting on a Custom Crafted Mega Minnow.

The waterways around the Bendigo region have experienced a significant change in conditions over the last couple of months. Bendigo received record rainfall for April. This resulted in some significant inflows into local river systems and the water clarity deteriorated in these systems.
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This yellowbelly was caught in the Main Eastern Channel as part of the big fish relocation.

The fishing has been very quiet over the past month and that’s no surprise. Winter months are usually the quietest time for our region.
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Get excited about trout stocking
Robbie Alexander | July 2017

This lovely trout cod took the author’s Koolabung Cod Cracker surface lure after dark, only five minutes from the Wangaratta CBD.

July is a tough time of the year to fish in North East Victoria. There are still fishing options available for the keen Murray cod and redfin angler, however, trout really dominate the fishing during July for a number of reasons.
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Natives still lurking in the cold
Darcy Scherger | July 2017

Gareth Collinson with a golden perch on 100mm JD Python.  

The ice-cold mornings and chilly days are forcing anglers to stay inside huddled around the wood fire heater at this time of year. We all know the struggles of waking up and getting your body into gear at this time of year is hard, though with those monster green fish out there to be caught, you just have to knock yourself into first and get out there amongst it.
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Goldens haven’t slowed down for winter
Darcy Scherger | June 2017

Jade Tiller with a solid golden perch taken on a Jackall TN60.

Golden perch have been providing tight lines for many local anglers targeting them. Recent catches along the Murray River around the Mildura region have proven that there has been no slowing up for golden perch fishing leading into the cooler months.
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Hooking the hungry hangers-on in cold water
Robbie Alexander | June 2017

The trout fishing was great in autumn, and the signs are there for a good season coming up.

It’s hard to believe that winter has already arrived. It seems like yesterday I was dodging tiger snakes, applying sunscreen and swatting mosquitoes.
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