Yellowbelly Numbers Increase
  |  First Published: October 2011

With the footy finals all but done many locally anglers shift their attention to chasing golden perch for the next two months.

But with rising rivers in September and signs of more rain, it may become very difficult to access the rivers for a fish.

It seems to be very similar to this time last year, but fingers crossed we don’t see the river go into flood like last season. If all goes well and the rivers do drop off I think the fish will be in very good condition.

There has been plenty of feed in the rivers over the past two seasons and with little to no fishing being conducted yellowbelly numbers should be on the incline.

Remember if you get onto a good number of fish don’t be too greedy; fish for the future and if you’re fishing for a feed don’t go out aiming to fill the fridge or freezer. Fresh fish is always nice on the dinner plate but would be nice to have these iconic fish for many more generations to come.

Yet again as I always say if the rivers are no good explore other options, the local drop bars in the channels should be producing better than average redfin.

During Sugust and early September the redfin continued to be on the bite, most channels were on the rise so October will see them close to 100%.

Kialla Lakes

Another option for October is to give the lakes a good working over. With water temps warming the yellowbelly bite will be red hot.

October is also a good chance to do some solid pre fishing sessions for the up coming Kialla Lakes Classic.

The Kialla Lakes Classic will be held over November 19 and 20. For more information get into Trellys Tackleworld and grab an entry form. The 2011 event will be 100% catch and release with $10,000 of prizes to be won.

For just $25 for adults and $15 for under 15s it’s a very cheap weekend, with heaps of lucky door prizes and 2 BBQ lunches provided.

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