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Rivers ready for cod opening

G’DAY fishos.

Righto, now it’s only two sleeps until cod opening, we’ve had a little freshen up from some rain and everything’s looking perfect, so where are you going to wet a line?

I don’t think it will really matter.

The Ovens, King, Buffalo and Kiewa rivers all look great and that drop of rain won’t hurt.

The Upper Murray, Lower Murray, Murray in between, Edward’s, Bong, Bidgee, etc might be carrying a bit of water but should fish great, as should Lake Mulwala.

I’d say the Mitta’s the only one running a little too hard at the moment but I suppose if you’ve got a line in the water you’ve got a chance.

Blowering and Burrinjuck are both shaping up really well too so instead of writing up predictions as we have been the past couple of weeks, new report should be all about results.

Good ones we hope.

One thing I’d like to bring up about cod opening though would be that rather than having the season open mid-week most of the time, Monday this year, why can’t we have a weekend opening?

At the moment it’s great for those that are retired or those in a position to take a day off when they like to be able to fish that much anticipated first day but for the bulk of fishos the season’s going to be open for five days before they get their chance.

I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard for both NSW and Vic Fisheries boys and girls to get together and organise a change to the Saturday closest to the December 1 as an opening date.

The first open weekend is always huge for cod fishos but I’m sure it would become even bigger if it was always the actual opening weekend, food for thought maybe?

The streams are definitely on the improve.

While not going gangbusters there’s enough small trout being caught to indicate things are getting better.

There’s an odd decent fish about too.

I saw a brown of about 1½kilograms in the Snowy above Mitta last Sunday, never caught him mind you.

It’s one of the bigger fish I’ve seen up there for a long, long time.

I fished for only a couple of hours but managed two little blokes and spotted another half a dozen or so.

There was the odd fish rising and I’ve heard similar reports from the Kiewa and Buffalo.

They’re not back to normal just yet but they’re certainly picking up.

It seems there’s a few yellas about anywhere you want to talk about too.

Eildon, Burrinjuck and all the rivers in between have been fishing well for goldens by reports we’re getting at Compleat Angler.

The river around Albury is no exception.

We’ve had numerous reports of yellas on both bait and lure so it’d be worth a shot going out even if you’ve only got that hour or two.

We’re still getting reasonable reports on reddies in Lake Hume too.

When I say “reasonable” I mean some great reports and some not so great.

One bloke nailed more than 50 in a session with 30 of those being more than 500grams, while we still get reports of bugger all and lots of reports of four, 10, 15, etc.

It’s the same old story, right spot, right time.

While there’s quite a few nice fish being trolled, the bigger numbers seem to be coming in on bait, yabbies in particular and try and keep in that 10-metre mark.

Anyhow, have a good one, catch ya next week.

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