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The prime time at the metro rivers
Andy Smith | July 2017

Nathan Wright with a lovely 95cm metro mulloway.

Cold weather is here and that’s no reason to pack away the gear. If you want to target a trophy-sized fish locally, the next few months are prime time!
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Looking good for trout and salmon
Rod Shepherd | July 2017

A better than average Purrumbete reddy taken jigging a Fish Arrow Flash J Huddle.

We are now in the grip of winter and the temperature is decidedly chilly. The salmonoid fishing is now in full swing. Just pick a day where the wind isn’t blowing a dog off its chain and the rain has held off. Believe it or not there have been plenty of benign days lately. It’s simply a matter of rugging up and getting out there on the water.
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More land-based opportunities
Luke McCredden | July 2017

Squidding has been very consistent over the last few weeks.

The cold has set in and there has been an emergence of land-based anglers along the peninsula. The beauty of land-based fishing opportunities along the Mornington Peninsula, in the cold weather, is that we can still catch good numbers and, as soon as it gets too cold or wet, we can hop straight back in the car and go find a warm fireplace and hot coffee!
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Big trout on the move
Andy McCarthy | July 2017

Check out this 16lb brown from the Pondage!

I wasn’t wrong when I said last month that the trout season was going to be a cracker, with reports coming in thick and fast and punters taking advantage of the sheer numbers that are up and about and on the chew.
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Bruiser bream on the move
Shane Lowery | July 2017

Big winter bream are common in the South West.

July sees the cold of winter keeping some anglers off the water, but for those who are keen enough to get out and brave that cold weather, the rewards can be fantastic.
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Blue Rock is still in business
Steve Haughton | July 2017

Luke Vandeligt with an impressive winter river blackfish, caught on a little hardbody lure. River blackfish, like eels, are generally targeted over the winter months using worms fished in the dark, so you can imagine the surprise when this river blackfish

The stream trout season is now closed and will re-open on the first weekend of September, leaving local anglers with few stream options.
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You can’t catch fish on the couch
Dylan Brennan | July 2017

Eden Barlow with one of many nice redfin she has caught recently.

The gritty days of winter are upon us, with sideways rain and wind that seems like it will never pass. While this is what we can expect in Melbourne, for the short while ahead, the common phrase “you can’t catch fish on the couch” could not ring truer.
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The Isisford Barcoo Recreational Fishing Club invites you to their annual fishing competition on 28-30 July – this month!
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The anglers who competed in the 2017 NQ Sportfishing Championships.

Over the recent Labour Day long weekend two great events kept anglers busy reeling in the fish. Across the state a species challenge was hosted by Australian National Sportfishing Association Queensland branch (ANSA Qld). In the tropics the North Queensland Sportfishing Championships was hosted by the Hinchinbrook Sportfishing Club.
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