WHILE the weather might be cooling down it has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of those who like to wet a line.
In fact, the fishing has been very good at many locations not least of all our own local waters.
Over the past few weeks there have been numerous reports of both Murray cod and golden perch on the chew.
Anglers fishing with lures above and below Mildura in the pool water along the Murray River have been catching good numbers of cod up to and 1m in length.
Visiting angler Leigh Steers tried his hand and managed to troll up two very nice cod in as many days, both fish were more than 80cm and were released to fight again.
Some good sized golden perch have also been keen to strike the larger cod lures so it’s an each-way bet on what you might end up catching.
Many of these perch have been up too 55cm and easily more than a couple of kilos in weight. Fort Courage on the old Wentworth Road has also been another popular and productive location for both cod and perch, with one fish landed on a lure measuring in at a whopping 120cm.
Several other good sized cod have also been caught as have some very respectable perch on both bait and lures.
The Darling River upstream of Wentworth has produced cod on bait with the biggest of these also around 120cm.
Cheese, grubs and large yabbies have been the best baits so far.
A little further away, the Menindee Lakes have been producing good numbers of golden perch on bait with anglers easily accounting for their bag limits during most outings.
The perch have almost queued to chow down on baits of either shrimp or small yabbies.
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On the bite: The cooler weather has not stopped anglers from catching Murray cod and golden perch in local waterways.
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