Trout sea­son open, cod sea­son closed

Myrtleford Times - - News -

RAIN late last week added to the promis­ing con­di­tions as trout sea­son opened in the North East on the week­end.

All the re­gion’s rivers and streams of­fi­cially re-opened to trout fish­ing on Satur­day af­ter a three month hia­tus to fa­cil­i­tate the spawn­ing sea­son for the sought-af­ter fresh­wa­ter fish species.

Ahead of the open­ing week­end of the sea­son lo­cal fish­ing ex­perts said re­cent rain­fall had lo­cal streams and rivers run­ning healthy, cre­at­ing good habi­tat for feed­ing fish.

All an­glers need to re­mem­ber there is a min­i­mum size of 25cm for all species of trout in the Mitta Mitta River up­stream of Lake Dart­mouth, Ovens River up­stream of the Pore­punkah Bridge, and the Nariel Creek up­stream of the Co­lac Co­lac Bridge. Bag lim­its also ap­ply. For more in­for­ma­tion visit vfa.vic.gov.au/bet­tertrout.

Mean­while, as of Septem­ber 1 un­til Novem­ber 30 (in­clu­sive) Mur­ray cod can’t be caught in Vic­to­rian and NSW waters, ex­cept Lake Eil­don which is not sub­ject to the closed sea­son.

The close sea­son al­lows the iconic na­tive sports fish­ing species to be pro­tected dur­ing its an­nual breed­ing.

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