Winter still has fishing options
OK folks, this is my last fishing report for a while.
As with every other years I will be taking the winter months off, and will return on the last Wednesday in August, just in time for the new trout season.
There are some fantastic winter fishing options available for the next few months - here is a brief overview.
Lake Mulwala should tick over nicely for the keen Murray cod enthusiast for most of the winter provided we do not get too much rain.
The Murray River - both upstream and downstream of Lake Mulwala - will be a similar story.
Trout fishing options will diminish after this long weekend, when streams and rivers close for the winter, to allow for trout’s annual spawn run.
Anglers can still fish for trout at Lake Dartmouth, Lake Hume, Lake William Hovell, Lake Buffalo, Khancoban pondage or the many smaller family friendly fisheries around the region.
The popular family friendly fisheries will be stocked with ready to catch yearling rainbow trout at the end of June, in time for the winter school holidays.
Some of the most popular family friendly waterways to be stocked will be Fosters Lake at Glenrowan, Lake Sambell and Lake Kerferd in Beechworth, Stanley ditch dam in Stanley, Upper Sandy Creek dam at Sandy Creek, Anderson Lake in Chiltern, Allan’s Flat waterhole near Yackandandah, Tronoh dredge hole at Harrietville, Felltimber wetlands in Wodonga, Sumsion Gardens Wodonga, and the brand new fishery for 2017…. Merriwa Park Lake in Wangaratta.
Merriwa Park Lake is behind the tennis courts in Merriwa Park.
Prior to 1953 it was Wangaratta’s public swimming pool.
It is nine feet deep in the middle and has better water quality than the other more easily accessible pond as you enter the park.
If you follow my Facebook page ‘Robbie Alexander Photography and Fishing’ you are sure to be updated when the trout are stocked into these lakes.
I would like to say an enormous thank you to everybody that has supported this column for the last nine months, and remind everybody that if you would like to follow my fishing adventures during the winter months then be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel ‘robbiefishing’.