Report 7/10/15

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Dean Brind (Manager)
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 7/10/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:48 am

Current discharge: 6775 ML per day.
Water level 06/10/15: 71 %
Current inflow: 1785 ML per day.
Water level 16/09/15: 74.1%
Water visibility: up to 2 metres
Rain past 7 days: 0.0 mm
Forecast Weather: weekend is fine & mostly sunny with temps between 11 & 28 degrees C. Light winds, chance of late shower Sunday
New Moon = October 13th Full Moon = October 27th Water Temperature: 16-18 deg

Murray Cod: Closed Season 1st September – 30th November

Yellow Belly: The long weekend was a busy one on & off the water. Temps reached 30 + degrees and the winds mostly stayed away. Bait fisherman had the better rub of the green with the majority of the yellows being caught holding close to the trees and on the bottom. The guys with live shrimp and small yabbies were cleaning up with many boats picking up 10 or more fish in the day. Moving trees to find the fish was the trick with most trees only giving up 3 or 4 fish before a move was required. It was sad to see so many large females with eggs being discarded at the cleaning tables as well as a few undersize & illegally captured Murray Cod. Not only were fisherman taking the cod but returning to the tables to clean them.

The best fishing areas remains the trees from Big Scrubby up as far as the top parks on the Murrumbidgee. Trees in around 20 foot of water with the fish around the base. Lure fishers, particularly the trollers, had slower going. With the fish holding in on the trees a change of tactics is required, if you can’t bring yourself to use bait. The use of soft plastic grubs, such as Gulp, or Zman Grubz in 75mm rigged on ¼ ounce jig heads & a no 2.0 hook, slow rolled vertically amongst the timber, has taken over as the main method in the Yellow Belly tournaments. Jigging crank baits such as Mask Vibes is also worth a go.

The water temps will continue to rise and the fishing will only get better from here. The water temps in the main basin remain a couple of degrees down however the evening fishing from the bank remains quite good.

Contractors working in the park have been landing 2 or 3 fish every night during the week, fishing with shrimp. The fish are coming on the bite just before dark. Another report was of 45 yellows landed over the weekend from the bank downstream of the park between the park and the Village. Not much has been happening in the Yass River arm with the water remaining more brackish. The Goodradigbee above Wade Island is well worth a go also.

Redfin: The catch rates are picking up. Mostly the guys trolling have been picking up as many redfin as they have Yellows. Some good sized ones amongst the catches.

Park News: 1/ fires are still on for this weekend but will be on a week by week basis. You will need to bring your own wood or we have a limited supply available at the office.
2/ We are permitting small dogs on a trial basis. You must contact the office prior to arrival with details. There is a form to fill in, Rules & regs. Dogs allowed in camping only, Not in cabins or if you are renting a cabin. No dogs during Easter & Christmas peak. Day visitors may bring dogs to fish etc. lead at all times when out of vehicles.

Dean Brind
Manager Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Ph: 02 62278114

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