Trout opening a bit slow
THE eagerly awaited trout season has opened, but before I get into trout, I want to tell you about a monster Murray cod that was caught and released off the bank at Lake Mulwala in the last week of the cod season.
Will Sharp of Tarrawingee sent me a photo of a 125cm Murray cod that he caught off the bank while angling with his family.
Will caught the monster cod on a bait of cheese and chicken.
Will’s fish is not only the fish of a lifetime, but a great reminder to the many anglers that do not own boats that these underwater beasts can be caught from the bank in areas that see a lot of fishing pressure.
Thanks for the inspiration Will, and congratulations on catching a Murray cod far bigger than any- thing that I have caught.
On Saturday many keen anglers ventured into the hills to fish for trout in the many streams around the region.
Many anglers, including myself were caught off guard at how high the water was, and in some cases how dirty it was.
On Saturday I fished a total of six different small streams, all tributaries of the Ovens and King rivers and found the fishing to be very slow.
I managed to land a couple of rainbow trout using worms as bait and lost one brown trout on a small soft plastic.
The general feeling around the region was of very slow fishing on opening morning.
Two anglers I know fished the King and Rose rivers on Saturday, and said while the river was running a little high and fast, with only minor discolouration, there were few fish to be had – they landed two brown trout around a foot each floating worms, but that was all they saw.
Possibly the best report I have is from Dane Shearer who did well in the Kiewa River picking up four trout – all were very good size.