Report 27/8/17

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park
Dean Brind (Manager)
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/8/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:07 am

Fishing & Lake Report: 27/08/2017
Current discharge: 449 ML per day.
Water level 27/08/17: 57.9 %
Current inflow: 2179 ML per day.
Water level 16/08/17: 55.6%
Water visibility: 2 metres

Forecast Weather: A few Showers cold and windy today as the polar blast passes and drops some snow on the alps. We can then look forward to cold starts around zero for the remainder of August with day time temps up to 16 by Thursday.
New Moon = 22nd Aug Full Moon = 6th September Water Temperature: 12 deg C

Murray Cod: With only 4 days remaining before the closed season for Murray Cod begins on the first of September I thought it might be timely to get this report out early for this week, Late if you were looking for last week’s report. I have shared some info and pics from last week’s Greg Whitehead challenge on the parks Facebook page. The biggest cod from last weekend was 99.5 cm. The week preceding the comp saw 4 fish over the metre and again this weekend we have had another 4 fish past the metre mark, 113 cm was the biggest caught by Sam Hancox. There were another 2 fish at 110 cm and a 106cm. The guys chasing these fish are putting in the hard yards, fishing after dark and pre- dawn. However 2 of the fish were caught during the day. Casting big Swimbaits & large plastics brought the results. The general consensus is to go shallow during the low light hrs & look to the sinking lures along the rock walls during the brighter periods. Most fisherman are landing a cod or 2 on the trip with a lot being over 75cm.

Yellow Belly: Finally, a bit of action on the yellow belly scene with some big girls being caught over the past 10 days. A 60cm fish took out the prize last weekend for the biggest yellow belly and we have since had a lot of similar size fish between 50 & 60 cm taken. The guys chasing cod with smaller lures around the edges have landed a few beauties. Bait fishing in front of the cabins at the park also accounted for a 61cm fish on a yabby for the West Wyalong crew, they picked up 4 fish in total.

Redfin: My team managed 4 redfin in last week’s comp and I believe most teams managed to find a few. The weather needs to warm up as does the water before we see the large schools and large numbers being caught, Spring is only a few days away.
Brown Trout: 3 this week, with one passing 50cm. One was caught on the comp weekend also. The 50cm fish took a 100mm cast soft plastic in the shallows. Browns have not been stocked in Burrinjuck over recent years, only rainbows so these ones have been here all along or found their way downstream.

Park News: A major upgrade to our fire system within the park is expected to begin prior to Christmas. The fire system will consist of additional fire hose reels, Above ground double head fire hydrants and booster pumps. Watch this space for updates. Work will be scheduled to avoid weekends and peak times.

Upcoming Events: The Canberra Fisherman’s Club, 43rd ANSA Convention. Staged at the park on the 3rd, 4th,5th November 2017.
This is a catered event. More information at

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Dean Brind
Manager IWHP Burrinjuck Waters

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