GONE FISH­ING

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - WITH ROB

MUR­RAY cod fish­ing re­ports have been a lit­tle mixed up over the last cou­ple of weeks. By all ac­counts the cod fish­ing is a lit­tle bit hot and cold at the mo­ment.

These re­ports sup­port my own fish­ing ad­ven­tures as I too have found the cod fish­ing to be quite hot and cold. I have had a num­ber of fish­less evenings over the last fort­night in the Wan­garatta area, while in among them I have had a cou­ple of ses­sions where I have man­aged to catch four or five cod.

Per­son­ally, I think this might be the be­gin­ning of the typ­i­cal hot and cold Mur­ray cod fish­ing that we ex­pe­ri­ence in the Wan­garatta re­gion each au­tumn.

Down­stream, I have heard some fan­tas­tic and con­sis­tent re­ports from the Bun­da­long area. I have had re­ports of big cod over 100cm be­ing caught down there as well as re­ports of heaps of lit­tle cod be­ing caught by bait fish­er­man.

My great mate Brett Corker spent an af­ter­noon down at Bun­da­long last week where he man­aged to catch six un­der­sized Mur­ray cod.

Once again I can re­port on the red- fin fish­ing at Lake Buf­falo. Word is nu­mer­ous small fish are be­ing caught off the bank in the main boat ramp area of the lake.

Lake Buf­falo is team­ing with small redfin at the mo­ment. Small soft plas­tics, bladed spin­ners and shal­low div­ing min­nows will all work up there at the mo­ment.

Per­son­ally, I have been hav­ing stacks of fun catch­ing yab­bies this last week. I have found a great lit­tle dam full of large yab­bies and have been hav­ing blast catch­ing them.

Once the weather cools down the yab­bies will be harder to catch, so if you like a feed of yab­bies now is a great time of the year to head out, find a dam, seek per­mis­sion off the land owner and catch a feed of the best eat­ing crus­taceans on the planet.

OF­TEN FOR­GOT­TEN: A nice feed of freshly cooked yab­bies caught in the Wan­garatta area last week. Now is a great time to take the kids out yab­by­ing.

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