GoFish Nagambie took place over last weekend and ended up being a great event with some good fish caught across the board. The fishing was tough for a lot of anglers over the weekend with heaps of Undersized Cod getting caught, but with persistence and a bit of luck there were definitely some bigger ones amongst them. The Lake and Goulburn weir seemed to fish more consistent with larger numbers of Murray Cod and Yellowbelly coming from these areas. Casting spinnerbaits and shallow diving lures was a good method throughout these sections. Mark O’Gorman Caught this 91cm Cod on a Tremor with the diving bib, snagging himself 3rd place.
The Largest Murray Cod, winning the prize of $80k was caught by Graham Fletcher and Measured just over 1m long. Graham caught this Cod on a Bardi Grub in the Ski zone near the Wineries.
The Largest Junior Cod was caught by Fred Johnstone and Measured 95cm. There were also some great Yellowbelly caught over the event with the largest measuring 53.5cm caught by Stephen Majera who walked away $10k richer from this fish.
The Murray River has been fishing alright with some good Cod over the metre mark getting caught over the past week, These larger fish have been spread out over various parts of the Murray from Tocumwal to Swan Hill. Bait fishing from the bank has been a great way of getting onto some alright numbers of fish. Baits such as Chicken and Yabbies have been going well when cast into some of the deep holes or close to some of the big fallen trees. Nick Caught this Cod measuring 118cm at Tocumwal over the weekend.
Shepparton Region Channels
The Main Eastern Channel has been fishing well for both Cod and Yellowbelly. Murray Cod have been caught around Pine Lodge and Karramomus on bait such as Chicken and Cheese as well as casting lures like size 2 stumpjumpers. Yellowbelly have also been fishing well out of the Main Eastern with a few getting caught on Scrubbies and casting small Hard Bodied lures like 3m RMG Poltergeists and 55mm Codgers. Nick Caught this Great Yellowbelly pushing 50cm second cast on a Jollip 60mm Square Bill earlier in the week.
Waranga Basin has still been fishing consistently for plenty of smaller sized Redfin. Most fish being caught on lures such as 55mm Codgers and size 3 Stumpjumpers trolled around Harrimans Point and the wall. Casting 2” and 3” soft plastics towards shallow points has also been a great way of getting onto some good numbers of Redfin. We had an excellent report of a customer catching his PB Yellowbelly out of Waranga Basin on a white RMG Poltergeist he’d purchased from our Shepparton Store the day before. From reports the Yellowbelly was nudging 60cm which is a beast for Waranga Basin.
Trellys Shepparton regular Tom just got back from a trip up to Darwin Barra fishing, Tom was fishing with a good mate and landed this awesome Barra that measured over a metre long. This was Tom’s first trip to Darwin Barramundi fishing and he started off the right way with this metre plus fish!
Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff is still producing some great fishing with big numbers of King George Whiting getting caught and at a good size too. Fishing tide changes is going to be your best bet for a feed or fishing late in the afternoon. Calamari also remain a reliable source at the moment as they are still in great numbers right around the peninsula.
Surf Coast Offshore
Ocean Grove through to Torquay is still fishing well for the Bluefin Tuna, anywhere between 30-60 metres of water is holding plenty of fish. They are proving to be very flighty and are moving quickly so it has been tricky to get the bites out of them but casting stick baits into the bust ups has been a very effective way in getting the bites. The fish are currently feeding on tiny pilchards so casting lures to replicate them is ideal.
|Barwon River down towards Ocean Grove has had some great bread and butter fishing on offer these past few weeks and is a great option if you're keen to take the kids for a fish over the long weekend. King George Whiting, Trevally and Salmon have all been chewing quite well through the system, although you may not break any records in size there is plenty of action to remain entertained a great spot to try and catch the kids a fish.
West Coast Estuaries
The west coast estuaries have been fishing quite well over the past week with most systems producing some quality fish with Bream, perch and mulloway all finding their ways onto anglers hooks. Casting soft plastics and hard body lures throughout the system has been very effective in getting the majority of fish and surface fishing in the early mornings and late afternoons.
After the little bit of rain we have encountered over the past week or so has really fired up the Otway streams and the brown trout have been chewing very well. Smythes creek, Cumberland River and the Bahram are some great systems to have a look at.