The fishing action has been red hot around Echuca. With the Murray River back to its normal summer height and the water temperature above 22 degrees, there’s been some terrific native fish caught during January.
The Murray River, above the Goulburn Junction, has seen some very good fish boated. The most successful method has been bait, with bardi grubs and peeled yabby tails the preferred offerings. The larger snags and in around 3 metres of water, and early mornings, have been most productive.
Another good stretch of water during January has been the Edwards River, particularly below the township of Moulamein. Local angler Mark Evans and son Sam caught some 25 Murray cod and half a dozen good golden perch over a couple days. Live yabbies and shrimp fished to the middle of the river was best but they also landed a handful on trolled no. 2 StumpJumpers. The most successful colour pattern was orange and black.
The Goulburn River, just out of Echuca, has also produced some excellent fish with Murray cod to 75cm and golden perch to over 45cm. Once again bait has been the best method with shrimps and scrubworms the way to go. Fishing from the bank has been the best way to land a fish out there.
Waranga Basin continues to provide many excellent bags of quality redfin. Slowly trolled small lures have accounted for some good fish as has soft plastics. The redfin aren’t too fussy in Waranga and fall for most lures and baits.
Don’t forget the Echuca Moama RSL Club’s Fishing Classic between 31 March and 2 April. There are many great prizes to be won.
For more information on the fishing in the Echuca area call in and see Garry at Gone Fishin’ at 190 Annesley Street in Echuca.Reads: 2988