Delaying Mildura
Darcy Scherger | December 2016

As the long-awaited cod opening is now here, many cod anglers throughout Victoria have been and completed their fishing trips throughout the state, chasing the amazing Murray cod.
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Cod action reaches boiling point
Robbie Alexander | December 2016

Will O’Connor with a small Murray cod that he caught on a custom made surface lure, made by his very talented friend Tom Rochow. You can find Toms incredible craftsmanship on Facebook at ‘Rochows Handmade Lures’.

January in the Wangaratta area is usually all about Murray cod fishing for most anglers. Many anglers will travel to target redfin, trout and yellowbelly, but here in town it is the Murray cod that lure anglers to the water’s edge.
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Lakes bound to heat up
Nick Brown | December 2016

James Dainton with a solid cod caught on a locally designed Balista Lure.

Summer is well and truly here. We were lucky that our spring was cooler and wet. The weather has been hot and is predicted to be very dry and very hot in January. This isn’t a bad thing, as we will get a nice steady water level and hopefully this means clearer waters to chase big natives.
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Cod and yellas in Eildon
Andy McCarthy | December 2016

Don Wilson’s 90cm beast caught on one of his night missions.

I hope you had a safe New Year and were able to come up and wet a line at Eildon over the break. At this time of year, your focus should be all about safety.
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On the improve
Roger Miles | December 2016

This quality redfin was caught at Lake Eppalock on a Custom Crafted Basshunter.

The fishing is slowly improving in the Bendigo region. The productivity in the fishing has been lower than expected due to the cold water temperatures and only average water clarity at most locations. The good news is that both of these major factors are improving.
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Quality floods in with mouth open
Rod Shepherd | December 2016

The Port Campbell jetty on a not-so-kind day, but still a great land-based fishing platform, even in these conditions.

By December the mouth of the Curdies River at Peterborough was still well and truly open to the sea. Although a sand bar of sorts has formed at the mouth, but the river has cut around it, allowing highly oxygenated seawater to surge in twice a day.
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Festival fun for the fishermen
Shane Stevens | December 2016

Kiel Jones landed this mud eye feeding brown trout from Wendouree flyfishing on a Muddler Minnow fly pattern.

There will be plenty of fishing fun to be had over the holiday season in and around Ballarat and District, and I hope Santa delivered the goods to all those happy anglers who fished throughout the build up to summer.
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Bumps and thumps
James Perry | December 2016

Brothers Nick and John Gardiner with a healthy yellowbelly caught on scrub worm at Taylors Lake.

With the cold wet spring being nothing but memories of slow days fishing, the great Wimmera and surrounds have never looked so good – with most lakes full, and the others the highest they have been in years. The Wimmera River received natural flows all the way to Lake Hindmarsh. Along with Toolondo, it received a much needed drink from Rocklands in November, after Mother Nature kicked in and got Rocklands to the much needed trigger point to allow a release via the channel. The waters have now cleared and all species are on the chew.
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Codzilla back on the market
Darcy Scherger | December 2016

As the rivers are still extremely high and dirty at Mildura and cod opening is now upon us, it’s going to be hard work for the lure anglers amongst us within the Murray River.
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