Report 15/1/15

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Dean Brind (Manager)
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Report 15/1/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:33 pm

Current discharge: 3500 ML per day.
Water level current: 57.7 %
Current inflow: 10500 ML per day.
Water level 07/01/2015: 58.3 %
Water visibility: up to 2 metres
Rain past 7 days : 95 mm
Forecast Weather: Rain to clear Wednesday. Saturday 13-26 deg C. Sunday 10-30 deg C. Wind will be the problem set to reach 24 km from the wet on Saturday & 13 kmh on Sunday
New Moon = January 21st Full Moon = February 4th Water Temperature: 25 deg

Murray Cod: The water level continued to drop reaching a low of 56.1% before the rains came and the outflow was reduced. The cod fishing remains tough with the occasional smaller fish being caught. What has been concerning since the 1st of December is the reports of several dead Cod floating in open water the latest being a 1 metre plus fish near Cave Island. These deaths would almost certainly be the result of miss handling during capture and release. There would be fisherman that would have killed any fish over 60cm in the past that must now release the fish if it is 75 cm or larger. The 2 main killers will be time out of the water and lifting the fish by the head. Our local fishing inspector, Tony Day, has stated to me that all fish outside the legal limits must be released immediately and fisherman may be fined if found with large fish that have been removed from the water for photo shots.

Yellow Belly: Not a lot of reports over the past week but the weather has been very ordinary. Kieran reported 18 yellows from the trees around the Slaughter yards taken on worms. There have also been a few good fish taken on plastics on the trees and cast Crank baits. Bait fishing remains the best option targeting trees with worms & small yabbies. I have been hearing that shrimp have been harder to catch.
Redfin: The redfin are biting if you can locate the schools. My regular spot at Scrubby has given up fish over the last 3 weeks. Most fish are averaging about 20cm with the biggest being 32cm. Small plastic minnows bobbed or cast, on the bottom in around 6metres of water.
Carp: Plenty being caught on worms, corn & bread. Not hearing as many reports of them taking lures.
Park News: The 2015 Australian Yellow Belly Championships will kick off soon with Bruce adding a Southern Series to this years events. First round Hume Weir 14 & 15 Feb. Burrinjuck 14 & 15 March. Eildon 28th & 29th November. Grand final venue TBA. The other usual dams will be fished as part of the Northern series. Info

Dean Brind, Manager Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park.

Dean Brind
Manager Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Ph: 02 62278114
The big cod seem to have gone quiet, with only small fish being landed recently. Hopefully solid specimens will make a return soon!
There have been several big dead cod found floating recently. Remember to support the fishes' weight (as shown here), don't lift them by the head and limit the time out of the water and get these beautiful creatures back!

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Re: Report 15/1/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:34 pm

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