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Yarra Thread

Post by ronan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 am

Fished the yarra around templestowe today from 7:00 to 10:00 am, used a variety of baits(worms, corn, and bread) on a running sinker rig made of 6lb fluorocarbon. Water quality wasn’t real good, had no bites on the two rods I had in. Saw a cod bust up but not much else happened. Would appreciate any advice for this area :) .
Thanks, Ronan.
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Re: Yarra Report

Post by Seb85 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:25 am

Its hard when the water is chocolate like that.
Try again when it clears up a bit.
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Re: Yarra Report

Post by Sinsemilla » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:28 am

Hi Ronan, I think you'll find it tough going over the next week or so because of the rain and all the dirty water coming down.

I reckon up your leader to 12lb-15lb. I think 6lb is a bit light in those waters. There are plenty of eels and big carp. Also try a paternoster rig on one of your rods while the other has a running sinker.

Persistence is key. Just keep putting in the hours and you'll be rewarded.

Cheers, Anth

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Post by happyfriggincamper » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:29 pm

Tough fishing the yarra in those conditions - id switch your setup like Anth has suggested and i'd try to focus on fishing either visible structure (a rarity), bends or slow backpools. Straights on the yarra are commonly 2-4m deep with zero structure to entice fish to frequent. Making those changes and using worms, id be surprised if you didn't get a least a carp or eel.

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Re: Yarra Report

Post by Charles7 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:41 pm

My brother caught an eel last night around Templestowe, not sure how he managed it in these conditions. I rarely fish the Yarra when the water is running this high and dirty. Good luck mate.

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Re: Yarra Report

Post by ronan » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:43 pm

Went to the yarra again ( 4:00 - 8:00pm, this time in the eltham area. Two rods in, one a paternoster and the other a running sinker, made from 8lb flurocarbon. Used worms and bread for bait. Had some small bites but no hook-ups. The water is already a bit clearer than it was 2 days ago, which is good to see. Also witnessed two cod bust on the surface. Will take some spinnerbaits and stumpjumpers the next time I go.



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Post by ChrisD » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:33 am

G'day Ronan
I've also been fishing the Yarra of late - it is tough going even getting a bite.All I can put it down to is the amount of water still coming down stream.
Hopefully it will slow down a bit soon and the action will start again

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Post by laneends » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:03 pm

ronan wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Went to the yarra again ( 4:00 - 8:00pm, this time in the eltham area. Two rods in, one a paternoster and the other a running sinker, made from 8lb flurocarbon. Used worms and bread for bait. Had some small bites but no hook-ups. The water is already a bit clearer than it was 2 days ago, which is good to see. Also witnessed two cod bust on the surface. Will take some spinnerbaits and stumpjumpers the next time I go.
How can you tell it is cod on the surface? Theres plenty of carp taking bugs off the surface there

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Post by ronan » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:25 am

back again at the yarra this morning, this time armed with a baitcaster and a few surface lures. Rode through Westerfolds park, and tried to find spots along the opposite side of griffiths park and sweenys lane. Found about 2 fishable spots for 2 kms along the river. The shoreline was mostly 2-3 m high steep cliffs, or thick reeds, couldn’t cast anywhere.

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Post by ronan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:42 am

Another session in the yarra with a baitcaster, found some great spots between warrandyte and eltham. Fished from 6:00 am to 10:30. Used surface lures, spinner baits, and hardbodies. Fished right up against snags and structure to no avail. Covered a good km of water.



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