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Fishing cools around Echuca
  |  First Published: May 2008



The onset of cooler weather has seen the fishing slow down in and Echuca.

Nevertheless we are getting a few reports of some reasonable fishing in the Murray River down below the Torrumbarry Weir, where some niced-sized golden perch have been caught on spinnerbaits. The bright fluoro yellows and greens have been the colour of choice, and casting around the timber structure is the best tactic to catch a golden or two.

The area above the Weir has also been seeing a little bit of action, with Murray cod being caught. Casting the larger Cod Botherers has been the best way to catch a fish, and the area around the reed beds is the best place to start. Fish up to 80cm have been caught in this manner.

The Goulburn River above Stewarts Bridge has also been worth a try, with a few golden perch and Murray cod being caught. The best tactic is to use baits of live shrimp fished around the snags. Being patient is the key to catching a few fish.

The Waranga Basin is still producing some nice-sized redfin. The best way to get a feed of reddies is by trolling smaller hard-bodied lures. Keep the depth under the boat at around 3.5-5m. The Basin is still holding 30% of capacity and should fish well for quite some time to come.

The Wakool River is still producing a few smaller Murray cod. Spinnerbaits and medium-sized hard-bodied are the best of the attractors, and casting back to the river edges is the way to catch a fish in this area.

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