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

THE fish­ing seems to be get­ting bet­ter each week around North East Vic­to­ria at the mo­ment, with the ex­cep­tion of the Mur­ray cod fish­ing which re­mains patchy in the rivers and creeks and rea­son­ably sta­ble in Lake Mul­wala.

Over the week­end there have been some lovely Mur­ray cod caught in Lake Mul­wala as part of the Mur­ray Cod Na­tion­als fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

I fished the Ovens River near Smoko last week and had a won­der­ful time chas­ing trout.

I landed half a dozen rain­bow trout, most of which were caught on a rooster tail bladed spin­ner.

I sighted a lot of trout swim­ming freely, and ris­ing for in­sects, how­ever they were very shy and hard to tempt to take my lure.

This could pos­si­bly be due to the long week­end only three days be­fore I was there.

There were a lot of foot prints on the banks of the river, so I am sure those fish would have seen a lot of lures, flies and bait.

On the way home I stopped at Lake Buf­falo and went spin­ning for redfin.

Us­ing the same bladed spin­ner as I used for the trout I caught stacks of redfin.

I landed around 40 or so redfin in a lit­tle over an hour, just wad­ing in the edge of the lake near the main boat ramp.

Of all the redfin that I caught, I kept three for the ta­ble.

I man­aged to catch a few slightly larger ones just be­fore head­ing home.

There’s never been a bet­ter time to take your kids fish­ing than right now, at Lake Buf­falo.

The redfin are su­per easy to catch and are plen­ti­ful.

All they need is a light rod and reel combo and a few bladed spin­ners.

Cast the spin­ner out, reel it in and bang – it’s as sim­ple as that to catch a redfin.

WHAT A WHOPPER: Stephen Booth from Wil­son Fish­ing with a mag­nif­i­cent 102cm Mur­ray cod caught in Lake Mul­wala dur­ing the cod na­tion­als over the week­end.

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