Rain, frost, more rain and the lingering hangover from the blue-green algae debacle has led to an uninspiring period of fishing in and around Lake Mulwala. Traditionally, this is the time of year to ‘think big’ and go in search of the larger models but the season has petered out pretty quickly. Don’t despair though, rug up, tie on the biggest lure you can find and who knows, somebody is sure to tangle with something huge sooner or later – it could be you.
Looking back, reports were fairly scattered from the lake area, as most anglers did it tough. Derek and Kade Blow landed half a dozen reasonable cod over the Queen’s birthday weekend and this seemed to be the best report numbers wise. Downstream below the weir offers anglers a chance to tangle with some big cod at this time of year as they look to head upstream to spawn. Steve Hogan pulled a nice 76cm on a recent outing, while there were whispers in regards to a 129cm model…
The Queen’s birthday holiday weekend is usually a craying weekend for most fishers, and reports suggest everybody fared pretty well. With a limited bag of two legal-sized crays per day, those that worked their nets didn’t have much trouble filling their quota. The positive feedback was how many large females bearing eggs were caught and returned along with the number of smaller specimens.
As the fishing slows down, organisation for the 2016-17 fishing competition season ramps up. If you are keen to get your name added to the Golden Dollars (24 Oct), Cod Classic (2-4 Dec), Dash 4 Cash (18-19 Feb), His and Hers Partners Classic (4 March) or Cod Nationals (16-19 March) mailing lists then shoot me an e-mail at --e-mail address hidden--
In closing, our thoughts are with local fishing identity George Jovanovic, who has a bit of a battle on his hands health-wise. I’m sure there are plenty of big cod out there breathing a sigh of relief knowing George will be giving them a rest for a while. Hopefully we’ll see George back out there soon ‘knocking, knocking’ and telling stories of the one that didn’t get away.
Until next edition, happy fishing.Reads: 323