Great weather for fish­ing

Myrtleford Times - - North East Regional Extra - BY ROB ALEXAN­DER, WAN­GARATTA

THE great fish­ing has con­tin­ued around North East Vic­to­ria over the last week and things will con­tinue to get even bet­ter with this mag­nif­i­cent sun­shine that we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

Last week I fished a small trib­u­tary of the Kiewa River where I found the trout fish­ing to be fan­tas­tic.

I landed and re­leased eight trout on a com­bi­na­tion of mi­cro spoon lures and min­now lures, and lost a few oth­ers as well.

I had a fan­tas­tic re­port of more than 20 trout be­ing caught (and most re­leased) in the up­per reaches of the Snowy Creek above Mitta Mitta on worms, with one trout weigh­ing over 1kg.

Ap­par­ently wad­ing is quite haz­ardous up there at the mo­ment, and although the fish are bit­ing, care needs to be taken when wad­ing.

Lake Hume has started pro­duc­ing a few redfin and yel­low­belly.

The fish­ing has not been red hot, but it is a start and will only get bet­ter as the weather warms up.

Try fish­ing around rocky out­crops that may be bak­ing in the sun.

Lake Mood­e­mere con­tin­ues to fish well for carp, with the odd redfin and yel­low­belly be­ing landed.

As with Lake Hume, this should only get bet­ter as the weather warms up.

I have not had any re­ports from Lake Nil­lah­cootie, but this is the time of the Car­ports year when Nil­lah­cootie starts to fish well.

The in­creased sun­shine and warm­ing wa­ter temps usu­ally fire the res­i­dent yel­low­belly up.

Although I have not heard any re­ports I think it would be well worth a visit to Lake Nil­lah­cootie at the mo­ment to drown a few yab­bies and worms.

There’s only one way to find out whether the yella’s have started bit­ing, and that is to go and try.

The high­light of my week was be­ing lucky enough to see two platy­puses swim­ming around in a cir­cle, bit­ing each other on the tail as a part of their mat­ing rit­ual. That was amaz­ing!

You can see the video on YouTube by search­ing my chan­nel ‘rob­biefish­ing’ and the video is called “The things you see when you’re fish­ing”.

COLOUR­FUL CATCH: A small rain­bow trout caught on a soft plas­tic in a trib­u­tary of the Kiewa River last week.

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