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Reddies On The Run
  |  First Published: August 2005



Last month I mentioned that the reddies could start to run in the Campaspe in and around town. This has indeed happened with many locals catching numbers of good size fish.

One local angler landed 14 redfin, of various sizes, in one afternoon. Walking the banks and casting a cocktail of different lures really produced the goods. The most successful lures have been silver hogbacks and the StumpJumper in colour 23. Other good fish have fallen to single and double tailed grubs, cast and jigged slowly back towards the bank. Whilst the Campaspe remains low and clear, the reddies should continue to bite.

Murray crays are still being caught. The hotspots appear to be around the Five Mile boat ramp. Good size crays have been caught at Picnic Point and back as far as Fisherman’s Bend. Be sure to check the crayfishing regulations and double check those crays in your possession.

The cod fishing has been hard work at best with some rainy and cold days not making it easy. For those hardy souls who’ve ventured out and braved the elements there have been some excellent catches below Torrumbarry Weir. The way to succeed is to cast hard into the bank or around any snaggy structures. This method has been producing Murray cod to 75cm and the occasional yella.

The best lures have been the 85mm Codger in fluoro pink and the Oar-gee Plough in the green and black frog pattern. The water level below the weir is low and clear, and while these conditions persist, it will remain a very good area to catch a cod or two.

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