|canberra, south coast & snowy mtns with rob paxevanos
Dated: 27 August, 2008
Rob's weekly fishing southern NSW report 0507 written for the week of Wednesday 27/8/2008
|Romen Dicovski with a couple of tasty Eucumbene Rainbow Trout.
SALMON FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
Rob Murray headed down to Lake Tabourie at the weekend and decided to see if he could somehow get across to Crampton Island.
The wade across was hair raising and not for the inexperienced, especially with the high tide and big southerly swell, but once he made it over the north facing ledge was dry and safe.
The effort was worth it; Robs group caught approximately 75 salmon keeping the six best specimens. Rob had hoped to catch a Snapper as well but couldn’t get a bait down past the salmon!
ESTUARY FISHING A LITTLE TOUGH
I targeted Dusky flattys using soft plastics on the Clyde River and found them to still be on the quite side landing only two specimens around the 46 cm mark.
Admittedly I only fished for 30 minutes due to other commitments, but it reinforced the fact that you need at least a couple of hours up your sleeve to locate the better patches of fish at this time of year.
Dusky Flathead will school heavily in both warm shallow areas and deeper holes over winter, it’s simply a matter of having time to locate these patches.
Over the next month or so the flatties will spread out and come on the chew making it much easier for those having a quick flick
FAMILY REEF FISHING
If you want to sneak out for a reef fish on the weekend and keep the family happy at the same time then Bluefin Charters at Batemans Bay are offering a 3 hour “fish ‘n’ cruise” package which is ideal.
Reef of fishing is very productive, especially in the hand of captain Neil Innes who has fished the area most of his life. Expect to catch a good feed of fresh fish and introduce the kids to the joys of fishing at the same time. Spotting dolphins, whales, various see birds and other marine creatures is all part of the fun.
I know quite a few families who have tried the package and were impressed with the fishing and service. The fish are cleaned for you and you are back in time for lunch and anything else the rest of the family may wish to do that day. Not a bad way to experience the coast that! Google up Bluefin for more info.
The first ever audit of surface and groundwater resources in the Murray-Darling Basin being undertaken by the CSIRO is testament to the vital role science plays in addressing our nation’s toughest challenges.
As the big dry, unsustainable water use, and a changing climate take their toll on Australia’s fruit bowl, a research project is nearing completion that will provide the hydrological information needed to underpin future decision-making for the Basin, which supplies at least 40 per cent of the nation’s agricultural production.
Seventeen of the 18 regions have been released to date and the final assessment for the entire basin is expected top be released over the next week or two.
TROUT ON THE TROLL
Mark Fountain from Eucumbene Charters reports trolling has been producing a few quality fish on the troll.
Fishing up near Anglers Reach Mark has managed some big Brown Trout that were in superb condition.
A few Rainbow Trout have also come in, even during the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest.
Flat and lead core lines have worked equally well, bright coloured lures have been best as the water is discoloured from the snow melt in the area.
The broadcast of Fishing Australia is taking a brief pause while the cricket is on. The show will be back on air on the weekend of the 20th of September, I look forward to bringing you something special that I am currently working on.
See you on the water.
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