Goldens haven’t slowed down for winter
Darcy Scherger | June 2017

Jade Tiller with a solid golden perch taken on a Jackall TN60.

Golden perch have been providing tight lines for many local anglers targeting them. Recent catches along the Murray River around the Mildura region have proven that there has been no slowing up for golden perch fishing leading into the cooler months.
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Hooking the hungry hangers-on in cold water
Robbie Alexander | June 2017

The trout fishing was great in autumn, and the signs are there for a good season coming up.

It’s hard to believe that winter has already arrived. It seems like yesterday I was dodging tiger snakes, applying sunscreen and swatting mosquitoes.
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Mixed couple of months for fishing
Nick Brown | June 2017

The author caught this cod off the bridges in the channel on a TN50 Beetle Spin combo.

It’s been a very mixed bag for local fishos over the past couple of months. Week to week the best location for catching fish changes. One week Kialla Lakes is on fire. The next week it’s dead and the Broken River fires up. This has made targeting certain fish species hard and writing a report even harder.
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Winter is on but the fishing is hot
Jarrod Day | June 2017

Chris Cassar headed out with Shane Stuart to land some quality whiting.

It feels a lot like winter has set in already. Not to discourage anglers from heading out for a weekend fish, but the sudden cold snap early last month really put things into perspective for the coming months.
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Heavy pelagics hitting the decks
Wayne Diffey | June 2017

A cracker tuna caught out from Cape Otway.

The salmon have made quite a return to the local beaches recently. Good-sized schools of decent fish have been showing up at Wild Dog Creek Beach, near Pirates Cove, the back beach at Marengo and Johanna Beach.
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Steve with a quality calamari caught from his kayak one evening.

It would appear that the autumn fishing, like the weather this season, is late with some of the best fishing conditions over the recent weeks. Fine weather, school holidays and public holidays usually mean one thing – plenty of kids fishing. That has certainly been the case. Over this period dad becomes the bait man and of course the pocket money ATM, but it’s money well spent.
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Cold on the bay, but still biting
Wayne Friebe | June 2017

Andrew Cox with a very solid gummy shark from a recent offshore session. Expect the great fishing for gummies to continue through the winter, especially in the south of the bay.

The prolonged warm and settled weather we all enjoyed for the first few months of the year is all a distant memory now. We have moved into the cold weather patterns and into winter.
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Bream and big flatties firing
Brett Geddes | June 2017

A ripper Nicho River dusky flathead caught by Chris Hunt on a Hurricane Blade. This year’s run of flathead has once again been a highlight for the area.

The weather has been very kind, so no wonder everyone has been fishing so hard. Big flathead have been the real standout fish this month. Bream still seem to have lockjaw, but those who persevere with baits or lures have eventually scored big fish.
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Winter time is stout trout time
Mark Gercovich | June 2017

Winter time is trout time.

June marks the beginning of winter, which is a depressing thought for most, but not for anglers who are keen on some big southwest trout. A wet year last year, combined with a not-too-hot summer and an autumn with a few significant rainfalls (in what is often a dry time of the year) should result in some excellent trout fishing opportunities.
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