Yellowbelly

Green again around Glenlyon

green again

LIKE most regions, we have had some rain, though not enough at the time of writing. However, a flow of water down the Mole River and into the Dumaresq River will contribute to making things green again around Glenlyon. For those who don’t quite know their geography, the Dumaresq is a stretch of water between the NSW and Queensland borders. …

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Glenlyon Dam on the rise

glenlyon dam level rise

AS pen goes to paper, I look up and see the glint of water through the trees at the Glenlyon Dam kiosk. The level in Glenlyon is just on 14 percent capacity, and we’re hopeful of steady rainfall increasing this between now and May. Though for now, with a little care we can access as far as the cod run. …

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2019 Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Family Fishing Competition

2019 boondooma dam yellowbelly fishing comp

BOONDOOMA Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition spokesman Terry Allwood says with Boondooma fishing extremely well, the 2019 event should set new records in both the long-standing gilled and gutted section as well as the catch and release component. Cash and other prizes will be presented at the end of each of the three sessions as well as overall competition winners at …

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Winter fishing patterns in South Burnett

fishing patterns south burnett

Cast the jerkbait up to the weed edge and crank it down a couple of winds, pause it and then begin a series of twitches as you wind. Remember that when fishing close to the weed you will contact it regularly, so just give the rod tip a quick flick to get the jerkbait free. Be patient with this technique …

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Freshwater fishing in the South Burnett

freshwater fishing south burnett bass

Lately I’ve been catching my best-quality fish suspended in deep water. They have been sitting in the thermocline at 4.5-6m. I target these fish using a variety of baits, initially starting with a soft bait of a 1/2oz-rigged soft plastic. I cast this out and count to seven to let the lure sink into the strike zone. Once the plastic …

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Top Trevally in the Noosa River

THE Noosa River has been on fire this week with some outstanding golden and giant trevally taken in the lower stretches of the river. Surface presentations like the 50mm Fish Candy Baby Bells have been working well early morning and late afternoon. As the sun gets a little higher golden trevally have been taking well-presented micro jigs like the 7g …

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Darling Downs Golden Perch

There was something about that particular lure and its colour that really stirred up the fish. Straight after tying it on, I hooked three yellowbelly one after another. Simon also managed a couple of decent Murray cod at 60cm and 70cm. This just goes to show that no two river systems fish the same. It soon became apparent that regardless of what …

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Testing New Lures on Bass and Golden Perch

SCHOOL holidays had put the brakes on my fishing over December and January, and when February rolled around, I was fairly keen to spend time on the water and try to catch a few fish. I was able to put some days together mid-week, but huge tides and the continuing strong southeasterly wind limited my options. The idea of freshwater fishing …

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Travelling Stock Reserves Locking Fishers Out

LOOKING back over 25 years of what I would class as the better part of my life as an angler who throws bits of coloured wood into freshwater streams, I have had a ball. We all need to let the authorities know how we still require access to these locations throughout NSW. Make sure you have your say by December …

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