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Freshly flushed freshwaters are lush
  |  First Published: December 2016



Plenty of rain has fallen over the last few months, filling the local dams and clearing out the rivers. They’re headed back to their normal flows just in time for another Murray cod season.

The Beardy River is a listed trout water and is currently open to fishing at this time of year, although most of the fishing has to be accessed by private property. It can be hard fishing in some areas due to low water levels and weed beds, so for the best chance to catch fish, I recommend trying small spinnerbaits and shallow diving hardbodied lures.

The Severn River has had a big flush from minor flooding in recent months and is looking better than it has been in a long time. Murray cod throughout the river don’t seem too fussed on what they’re eating, so make sure you take a variety of different lures.

Pindari rose dramatically after the spring rains and recently hit 99%. This has pushed a lot of floating timber and debris around the dam, so be extra careful when boating these waters.

The fishing has picked up a lot now that warmer days are in. Cod and yellowbelly are starting to be found in the shallow bays and along the flats. Blades and vibes are great lures when fishing Pindari.

Copeton is still fishing well with plenty of yellowbelly and cod being caught on most techniques. The dam is rising slowly.

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This yellowbelly was pulled from Copeton Dam on slow rolling vibes.

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Severn River is flowing nicely.

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A great cod caught from Copeton.

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This great Pindari yellowbelly was caught on Gone Fishing Day!

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A little by-catch cod – it’s good to see they’re breeding properly.

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Plenty of anglers are fishing from private properties. Try to find somewhere this gorgeous during your holiday season.

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