Plenty of fish for the New Year
  |  First Published: December 2012

Cod fishing around Lake Mulwala through the holiday season traditionally produces plenty of fish.

This is especially so below the weir, although the majority of the cod are under the legal 60cm.

The influx of ‘doof-doof’ ski boats tends to send the bigger lake cod deeper or into hiding at their secret snag.

Being known as the lake of 1000 casts, persistence will be required to produce constant quality cod.

Those looking for a bit of fun will be best served soaking a juicy bardi grub or scrub worm, while the casters should be looking to present a larger spinnerbait, Mumbler or Jackall.

Trolling the edge of the old Murray River course early in the morning with deep-diving hardbodies could also be productive.

In late Spring it was hard to get excited with the yella fishing over recent months although there were some crackers caught.

In among the yellas were good numbers of quality cod, so do not discount searching the shallower, weedier margins of the lake, especially up around the Everglades.

The anglers finding fish here have been using smaller presentations.

Rod ‘Cod Mac’ Mackenzie with an 80cm Lake Mulwala marvel, a present any discerning angler would like to find in their Christmas stocking.

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