» Reports of some salmon off the beaches
» Inshore reports consist of a few small pinkies, with some flathead still being caught in deeper waters
» The occasional whiting is still being caught in close.
» Still reports of the occasional snapper
» Some trevally and salmon are being caught in the river
» Most beaches are still producing salmon.
» In close, reports of a few King George whiting
» Occasional pinkies offshore
» Offshore some reports of gummy shark and flathead
» Reports of salmon continue both offshore and inshore
» Some bream being caught in Spring Creek.
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» Reports off St Leonards are of a few King George whiting, flathead and squid
» Clifton Springs, reports of some whiting, flathead and calamari
» Queenscliff, a few whiting, flathead, pinkies as well as calamari are being caught
» The creek is seeing small trevally and salmon
» Those fishing Swan Bay entrance report a few calamari and whiting
» Point Lonsdale, trevally and salmon being caught
» The White Lady continues to produce a few whiting and calamari
» Indented Head, flathead, King George whiting and calamari continue to be caught.
FRESHWATER anglers who launch their boats at the Bundalong boat ramp near Yarrawonga can look forward to catching Lake Mulwala’s famous Murray Cod quicker, as a new dual lane boat ramp is set for development on the Victorian side of the lake.
Visiting the site recently, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said improving access to popular fishing destinations such as Lake Mulwala was a key element of the Labor Government’s Target One Million plan, which includes $9 million from recreational fishing licence fees, to get more people fishing, more often.
The $280,000 Majors Lane project will include a double lane boat ramp, formalised car parking, a new toilet and visitor facilities.
Renovations will also be undertaken at two smaller boat ramps at Pasley Street and Pyke Street in Bundalong, where the Ovens and Murray rivers meet.
Lake Mulwala is currently being drawn down over the winter period to undertake a weed control operation and maintenance works to help improve the quality of the lake.
During this time the new double lane boat ramp will be constructed at the Majors Lane site with enough length to extend into deeper water.
“Lake Mulwala is considered one of the most productive Murray Cod fisheries in Australia, and the Labor Government is supporting this project to give fishers better facilities and attract even more fishing tourism to North East Victoria,” Ms Symes said.
“The new and upgraded boat ramps at Bundalong will improve this great fishing spot and boost local and visiting angler numbers.
“Improving fishing opportunities and facilities is a key component of the Target One Million plan, which continues to grow recreational fishing across country Victoria, giving families better opportunities to spend some quality time together outdoors.”
This will allow more people to access the lake, will prevent wake boats displacing rocks at the edge of the concrete apron when they power onto trailers and will reduce the risk of boats being damaged as they approach the ramps.
The project has been jointly funded by Goulburn Murray Water $30,000, Moira Shire $15,000, NSW Roads and Maritime Services $150,000 and the Victoria Fisheries Authority $85,000 through Target One Million.
I still have two double passes to give away to the 4×4 Outdoor and Fishing expo. So, if you want a chance to win a double pass to the show, please send in your latest fishing picture along with your contact details and we will let you know if you are a winner. First in, best dressed. The event takes place between August 17 and 19. Email your photo to email@example.com.
Meanwhile, anyone with information relating to illegal fishing is encouraged to ring the illegal fishing reporting number on 13FISH (133474).
I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch! Please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch