Cod season opens | Rod and Line

It’s finally here.

PROUD: Ellie Treloar with the yellow belly she caught at Dimboola recently.

PROUD: Ellie Treloar with the yellow belly she caught at Dimboola recently.

December 1 marks the official opening of the eagerly awaited start to the cod season.

And what an opening it is set to be, with the lake fishing really well.

Taylors Lake has nice cod on the go, with both lures and bait suggested for success.

Lake Charlegrark is also a nice spot for cod and is fishing well with head body lures.

When fishing for the mighty Murray cod remember there are a few rules that fishermen need to abide by including:

  • The legal size of a Murray cod is minimum 55 centimetres and a maximum of 75 centimetres.
  • Bag /possession limit – rivers, one and lakes and impoundments, two (refer to the schedule of specified lakes and impoundments).

Fishing Report

Are you thinking about throwing a line in this weekend? Take a look at where the fish are biting.

Wartook: is back on the go, with lots of redfin caught on worms.

Rocklands: Always a good lake, with nice redfin still on the go, however, the trout are slow. Yabbies are on the go in the deep water and at night.

Walkers Lake: Closed because of an outbreak of blue-green algae.

Lake Lonsdale: is fishing slow.

Waronook: Fishing nicely, with yellow belly on the go in the morning but slow in the afternoon.

Coming up

Stawell and District Angling Club’s next points run is at Lake Fyans this Saturday, starting at 6am.

The competition will finish at noon on Sunday, with weigh in at the clubhouse from 12.15pm.

New members are always welcome.

The Horsham Angling Club’s next competition is scheduled for Sunday, December 10.

The Woody’s Top Cut Meats Christmas competition will be held at Taylors Lake, with a 7am start.

Weigh in will take place at the Horsham Angling Club clubrooms from 1.30pm.

Members are asked to bring a plate of finger food to share.