January News Letter
20 Jan 2011 7:55 AM
January is certainly off to a very wet start. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the floods in Queensland and northern NSW, and now Victoria; 10years of drought is now followed by some of the biggest flooding that Australia has ever seen, and as the water moves down the rivers more people will be affected in the coming months.
Our good friends at Mullet Gut marine in Toowoomba were spared any major damage when the city was hit by the inland tsunami and we wish Pete and his family and staff all the best.
With so many people affected it will take a long time for things to get back to normal, but in the true Aussie spirit the nation will pull together.
Fishing in the southern half of the country is improving day by day as the water clears from the earlier southern floods.
Burrinjuck and Wyangla dams are fishing well while Blowering is taking its time, I would suggest another few weeks before you will see any significant catches from this dam.
The Murrumbidgee River and Old Man Creek have cleared up and lure and bait anglers have been getting some good results, it is disappointing though to see a massive increase in the numbers of carp. Since the floods the creek has been inundated with the pest.
Walking the banks casting or fishing from a canoe or kayak is the most popular method.
Casting small lures such as the Pee-Wee, 60mm Plows and the Wee-Pee have been the best.
Presentation is more important, than the colour of the lure as you need to get your offering as close as possible to structure as you can, use a Pee-Wee or the smaller version the Wee-Pee, as they offer good casting distance, wide action and more importantly excellent back when fishing in the structure, the large bib will also give plenty of hook protection in the snags.
With a lot of people heading to the coast for the holidays our Oarsome range of lures has been a stand out, with some excellent catches by anglers fishing in the blue water for the first time while regular users continue to land more species.
Our photo of the month goes to first time blue water fisherman Steve with his Bonito caught on an Oarsome 130 in the new Casper colour.
Our junior photo of the month goes to my 3year old grandson Lachie; it was his first fishing trip with Pop and I’m looking forward to many more.
Our lure of the month is the Pee-Wee, an all round lure for casting or trolling.
Until next month good fishing.