Big fishing weekend
What a great response for this year’s Horsham Fishing Competition. It is wonderful to see all the pegs along the riverbank from beyond Horsham Showground all the way to Horsham Weir.
It will be fascinating to see how well anglers go in the annual event. We expect plenty of yellowbelly to feature among the best fish.
For the record, there have been some nice fish caught in the showground area, but you just never know where the big one is lurking.
Fishing form is mixed across the region, although the suspicion is that there are plenty of anglers out there doing well.
Lake Wartook in the Grampians has been a little slow but is likely to pick up soon, and Rocklands Reservoir is going well with redfin taking a liking to worms.
Yabbies are still going quite strongly at Lake Toolondo south of Horsham and the lake’s trout and redfin are hitting lures.
Word is that at Lake Fyans near Stawell, redfin are also finding lures tempting while trout are going on mudeye.
Stawell and District Angling Club continues to be busy with its next points run competition at Portland this weekend. The contest will start at 7am on Saturday and finish at noon, Monday. Weigh-in is at the park opposite the hospital at 12.15pm.
Horsham Angling Club’s next competition is a Murray River event from midnight, March 17 to 1pm, March 19. Registration is from 5pm on March 15 at Horsham angling clubrooms.
The winner of a $50 voucher from Webbcon Marine for February for their fishing photograph was Jake Waterfield.
Best of luck to everyone in the Horsham Fishing Competition.
It’s not every day someone dropping a line gets a chance to drive away with a new car or boating package.