Trout season open, cod season closed
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.