Plenty of fes­tive fish­ing

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - REGIONAL EXTRA -

G’DAY ev­ery­one. This is my last fish­ing re­port for 2018, and I look for­ward to re­turn­ing with more weekly fish­ing re­ports from early Jan­uary 2019. Over the fes­tive sea­son: Trout Down­rig­ging at Lake Dart­mouth. The Mitta Mitta River up­stream of Eskdale, King River up­stream of Lake Wil­liam Hovell, Ovens River up­stream of Bright and the Buck­land River will likely be the best places to head. Don’t ex­pect red hot fish­ing. With warmer sum­mer wa­ter tem­per­a­tures and an in­crease in an­glers the trout may be­come very wary quite quickly. Mur­ray Cod Be­fore last week’s epic rain­fall, the Mur­ray cod fish­ing was sensa- tional right across the re­gion.

No doubt the rain will slow things down in a few ar­eas for a lit­tle while.

Try the Bro­ken River, Kiewa River, King River, Buf­falo River and Mitta Mitta River.

The Mur­ray River and Lake Mul­wala should also fish well.

The Ovens River from Ever­ton down­stream could be hit and miss.

As I type, the wa­ter has re­ceded sub­stan­tially in Wan­garatta but is still very dirty.

How long it will take to clear is any­body’s guess.

I can­not guar­an­tee that it will be clear in time, but it might be.

The Ovens River was af­fected the most by last week’s storm in the Tar­rawingee/ Ever­ton area. Redfin Lake Hume will def­i­nitely be worth fish­ing for redfin over the fes­tive sea­son.

Lakes Wil­liam Hovell and Buf­falo could go ei­ther way.

They both usu­ally start pro­duc­ing a few redfin about Christ­mas time how­ever it is not un­til Fe­bru­ary or March that they fish their best. Yel­low­belly Lake Hume and Lake Nil­lah­cootie are both great places to tar­get yel­low­belly.

Lake Eil­don has also been pro­duc­ing quite a few yel­low­belly re­cently as well.

Stay safe over the silly sea­son ev­ery­body, Merry Christ­mas from me and I will see you all in 2019.

If you wish to fol­low my fish­ing ad­ven­tures over the fes­tive sea­son, feel free to sub­scribe to my YouTube chan­nel “rob­biefish­ing”.

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