Report 25/1/17

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Dean Brind (Manager)
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 25/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Current discharge: 7500 ML per day.
Water level 25/01/17: 83.9 %
Current inflow: 1500 ML per day.
Water level 14/12/16: 94.9 %
Water visibility: 2m
Forecast Weather: The next week is looking hot. The temps will be creeping up each day before reaching 40 deg C by Monday. No rain is forecast. Rainfall January = 13mm
New Moon = 28th January Full Moon = 11th Feb Water Temperature: 27 deg C

Murray Cod: We had a total of 8 fish over the metre reported for December. I was shown a picture of a Murray Cod supposedly caught at Burrinjuck on the 18th December which exceeded 1.5 metres. I have had a google and found other pictures of the fish but nothing to say where it was caught. The dam levels remained stable over the busy Christmas period. The extra boat activity and stable water levels saw the fishing go very quiet for a period. Once the water releases began for the summer irrigation, in January, the Murray Cod came back on the bite although some days still seem very tough with the changing weather fronts, varying barometer & at times strong winds. There are many fish over 80cm on the office catch sheet this month. Fishing on the full moon or in periods of low light remains the best option. Large spinner baits have caught the majority of the fish with large hard bodies also claiming a few fish.

Yellow Belly: Same story as the Murray Cod, they also went quiet for a couple of weeks and came on the bite once the water releases started. The yellows are typically hanging around submerged timber down deep at this time of year with the bait fishermen doing well. The problem at the moment is finding trees in water deep enough. Most of the timber at Scrubby is still submerged. Heading further up the Murrumbidgee River towards Tates Straight has seen some better fishing reports from the lure guys with bags being caught in a couple of hours. Bait fishing during the night also well worth a try. Trolling over the tops of submerged timber or dropping plastic grubs or lures into the timber should pick up a few fish but may also lose you a few lures.

Redfin: Seem to be all over the Dam with most fishermen catching a few fish whether their bait or lure fishing. We managed to locate a couple of schools where we caught around 20 each time using small plastics but I have not yet seen the schooled up masses where we can pick off 50 in a session. We did manage a couple of fish over 30 cm with the remainder being around 20 cm or less. There has to be big ones down there somewhere.
Park News: The Blue Green Algae alert was lifter for Burrinjuck back on the 3rd of January.

We also lost our phone service to the entire Burrinjuck area for 2 weeks from the 27th December. And at the same time were without our border Net Satellite for 5 days. I am hoping the online bookings from February 1st will be available in the next day or so.

Burrinjuck Waters.
Dean Brind
Manager IWHP Burrinjuck Waters

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