October News Letter

11 Oct 2017 8:19 AM

October News Letter.

The first month of spring has been a wet one with most of the southern dams receiving the best inflows for more than 10 years.

The Murray River and all its tributaries have either been in flood or have been running a banker and all looks promising for a fantastic season ahead.

The trout season is open in NSW and with the high flows of the past month the trout streams will be the place to be if chasing trout on fly or lure is to your liking.

The Oar-Gee Lil Ripper has been achieving some excellent catches of brown trout in Talbingo Dam.

Trolling these 4cm lures either flat lining or on a couple of colours of lead line have both been successful methods.

The trout so far haven’t been massive in size but certainly go very well on the plate.

The warmer weather will soon have the yellow belly (callop) moving into the shallows to feed as the water rises in the dams. Blowering and Burrinjuck dams will be the place to head to over the coming weeks.

Trolling 3.6mt 60mm Plows and 3.6mt Shads in the frog colour (F) and the bait fish colours (L, AS and AG) would be a good starting point.

Lil Rippers are also a very good lure for trolling in very close to the shore especially when using the electric motor.

When fishing in these or any other dams for yellow belly you will eventually land a Murray cod as they are just as interested in a small lure as are yellow belly, if you catch a Murray cod please remember it is closed season and they must be released.

Out tackle night in Tamworth was a great success; it is always a pleasure to talk to anglers from different areas and gives everybody a chance to learn from one and other.

We will be attending another couple of tackle talks in November.

The 9th of October is the Fish and Family fun day at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre, Buckingbong Rd Narrandera.

There will be plenty of activities for the young and old alike and is a perfect opportunity to see firsthand what fisheries are doing.

Oar-Gee Lures are pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Kids Fishing Clinics run by NSW Fisheries. We will be supplying the lures for the fishing clinics and look forward to getting some more juniors involved in our photo competition.

October’s winners of the picture of the month go to Neil for his photo of a mac tuna. This fish destroyed the reel after peeling of a full spool of braid he then fought the fish by hand and has the scars to prove it. The fish was caught on an Oarsome 130s, a great catch from Port Hedland WA.

The junior winner is Jane with her photo of a Murray Cod caught on a 100mm Plow, caught and released prior to the season closure.

We will be in touch to arrange delivery of your lure prize.

Please keep the photos coming for your chance to win an Oar-Gee Lure.

Our lure of the month is the Oarsome 130s this is the lure used by Neil in WA with great success, it can be trolled or cast and will reach a depth of 3mts.

Until next month good fishing.