Report 31/8/16

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Dean Brind (Manager)
Ph: 02 6227 8114
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 31/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:15 am

Current discharge: 2920 ML per day.
Water level 31/08/16: 88.8 %
Current inflow: 3950 ML per day.
Water level 24/08/16: 88. %
Water visibility: 100cm
Forecast Weather: 28mm in the rain gauge this morning, Friday also to be wet with 20-40 mm predicted. Saturday we will have a clearing shower before fine weather on Sunday. Wind up to 16km
Rainfall this month = 84 mm
New Moon = September 1st Full Moon = 17th September Water Temperature: 12-13 C

Murray Cod: The 1st of September will usher in a 3 month closed season for all of us Murray Cod fishermen. Copeton Waters near Inverell will be the only dam in NSW where Murray Cod can still be legally fished and indeed there is a Murray Cod competition being organised by Bruce Anderson on the 24th of September. ... d-classic/
The weather over the past week was certainly more fisherman friendly and we had another 2 fish over the metre caught on Saturday at 103 cm and another at 106 cm. I did see the photos and was promised a copy but as yet they have not arrived. This will be the last Murray Cod report until the first week of December. Any person catching fish during the closed season are required to release the fish as quickly as possible without taking it from the water.

Yellow Belly: The fishing has been quiet especially for the lure fisherman. Fishing with worms in the shallows around the dam edge remains the best chance of catching a fish as the water levels continue to rise. Once we start getting some warm days heading into spring the yellows will start to fire up as the water temp reaches around the 18 degrees Celsius mark. The top end of the dam, around Hume Park, Tait’s straight & around the islands tend to come on the bite earlier than the lower end of the dam and bait fishing on submerged trees will be the go to method.

Redfin: There are a few fish still being caught around the edges on worms and the odd fish taking a lure. The redfin will also start to school up as the water warms. Late spring we will start to see the big numbers of redfin on the catch sheets

Trout: I had a report this week of trout feeding from the surface at Carrolls Creek. The fish were about 20 cm in length. This is encouraging and hopefully with more stocking we will also see more trout being caught in the future.

Dean Brind
Manager IWHP Burrinjuck Waters
Ph: 02 62278114

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