Goulburn River

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Goulburn River

Postby Truedogz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Headed down to the Goulburn Murchison way after work.

The river has had an environmental flow put down it last weekend. It is currently a bit high but falling and is fairly clear (for the Goulburn!).

Not much interest in cheese - one bite for one small cod.

More action on worms, bites were soft and had to give them slack. Three Murray cod 30 - 40 cm long and two yellas around 30 cm:

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Then baited up with shrimp and picked up this 45 cm yella:

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In the twilight fished a medium sized floppy slowly on the surface and was engulfed by this small cod, about 40, which smashed it near the bank (you can just see the bib of the floppy sticking out of its mouth!):

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Plenty of fish for about two hours fishing though the bites were soft, except for the surface take.

Best Wishes

Truedogz



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Re: Goulburn River

Postby davek » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:26 am

Good work Will, nice fish, was this the recon trip? cheers davo
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Re: Goulburn River

Postby Truedogz » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:06 am

Davo

Caught the fish down the screen saver spot, went down there to see if the NFA bloke was there.

Looks like more rain this arvo, waiting for the local creek to settle down so we can get out there.

I'd definitely recommend everybody have a shrimp trap with them - they are cheap and easy to carry. Shrimp seem to consistently pick up the quality yellas. Meat, carp, and cheese all work as bait. I used a bar of non-perfumed soap which I carry in a little container in my creel.

Just bait up a couple of shrimp (and a worm for a bonus on the same hook). That's my best yella this season, there is a 10 inch knife in the pic, so the fish was a bit over 45.

The fish Dave gets out of the channels though are much prettier, with their beautiful golden colour!

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Re: Goulburn River

Postby drew 2 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Great report there truedogz :thumbsup: Love seeing the older gear in action :a_goodjob:
That yella looks in top nick too.

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Re: Goulburn River

Postby Lightningx » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:01 pm

Nice report and pics mate! Also loving the older gear :thumbsup:


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