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Looking good for trout and salmon
Rod Shepherd | July 2017

A better than average Purrumbete reddy taken jigging a Fish Arrow Flash J Huddle.

We are now in the grip of winter and the temperature is decidedly chilly. The salmonoid fishing is now in full swing. Just pick a day where the wind isn’t blowing a dog off its chain and the rain has held off. Believe it or not there have been plenty of benign days lately. It’s simply a matter of rugging up and getting out there on the water.
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More land-based opportunities
Luke McCredden | July 2017

Squidding has been very consistent over the last few weeks.

The cold has set in and there has been an emergence of land-based anglers along the peninsula. The beauty of land-based fishing opportunities along the Mornington Peninsula, in the cold weather, is that we can still catch good numbers and, as soon as it gets too cold or wet, we can hop straight back in the car and go find a warm fireplace and hot coffee!
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Big trout on the move
Andy McCarthy | July 2017

Check out this 16lb brown from the Pondage!

I wasn’t wrong when I said last month that the trout season was going to be a cracker, with reports coming in thick and fast and punters taking advantage of the sheer numbers that are up and about and on the chew.
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Bruiser bream on the move
Shane Lowery | July 2017

Big winter bream are common in the South West.

July sees the cold of winter keeping some anglers off the water, but for those who are keen enough to get out and brave that cold weather, the rewards can be fantastic.
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Blue Rock is still in business
Steve Haughton | July 2017

Luke Vandeligt with an impressive winter river blackfish, caught on a little hardbody lure. River blackfish, like eels, are generally targeted over the winter months using worms fished in the dark, so you can imagine the surprise when this river blackfish

The stream trout season is now closed and will re-open on the first weekend of September, leaving local anglers with few stream options.
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You can’t catch fish on the couch
Dylan Brennan | July 2017

Eden Barlow with one of many nice redfin she has caught recently.

The gritty days of winter are upon us, with sideways rain and wind that seems like it will never pass. While this is what we can expect in Melbourne, for the short while ahead, the common phrase “you can’t catch fish on the couch” could not ring truer.
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Beachin’ about the cold weather
Dan Kaggelis | July 2017

The beaches of the NFZ are always good for fishing, no matter what time of year and no matter what the weather.

Below you will find several excellent fishing options for both land-based and trailer boat anglers for the Cairns Net Free Zone.
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Gear up and get out there
Angus James | July 2017

The first half of the year is done and dusted. I hope everyone has had the chance to make some great memories for the first part of the year and is ready for a cracker next half on the fishing front!
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The barra are still going strong
Rob Howell | July 2017

Warm northerly winds will mean fish like this are still on offer at Monduran in winter.

May and June have turned up the heat on barra in the 50-75cm size range. With a milder winter than usual so far, these feisty barra have shown no signs of slowing down.
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