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replicate the previous
a big cod marked up on the side imaging.
a ZX on 6lb line into the lair and whack!
My wholehearted thanks go to Brian and Debbie Dare – for their greeting, care, knowl- edge and solid advice onthedam,andthefish that thrive in it.
tips for this month on the Tweed River.
afternoon’s method and cast the ZXs and small soft vibes, and once again it was a straight up win on a few fat yellowbelly.
The anglers threw several repetitive casts with the heavy gear at the snag the cod was holding on – but again, no luck.
The cod grabbed it and all hell broke loose on the boat.
Water is warming up, so casting surface lures around shallow flats should produce nice whiting, with the odd flathead on patrol, ready to rise and crash a surface lure.
After moving around and exploring other ar- eas, the clear image of
It was frustrating!
After a long hard- fought battle on ridic- ulously light gear, the fish came to the surface and a big fat 76cm cod was in the net.
I would also like to thank Phil Lawlor from a neighbouring cabin, who found and returned a rod and reel that had bounced out of the boat and landed on a track from the boat ramp.
Sam with a big smile and the best cod of the trip at 86cm.
Daring to be different at Glenlyon Dam
For giggles, Pitto swapped rods and cast
A few high fives and hearty cheering later, we decided we should go up a class to 12lb braid and 12lb lead- ers, and stick to casting small vibes for the rest of the day, as well as the next – our last day on the dam.
Early morning and late afternoon tide changes will be worth trying, with lures and live bait formangrovejack.
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This worked well, though we had to fish with very light drag set- tings so the small as- sist hooks on the lures didn’t straighten during the fight.
Back to the home front and a couple of
Thanks again every- one – I look forward to talking to you next month.
Phil also makes great lures and leaders called Big Damn Cod Crea- tions, so check out his high quality products.
And big eye and giant trevally will be moving up and down the river in search of bait schools.
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I will definitely be go- ing back to Glenlyon Dam, and would rec- ommend a trip there to all anglers.
All the yellowbelly caught were in good condition
indicating abundance.
We finished our trip with four cod between us, the biggest being 86cm, and an abundant number of quality yel- lowbelly.
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