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Freshwater Fishing Australia 148

The freshwater fishing across Australia is in full swing, and our February/March issue, #148 of Freshwater Fishing Australia magazine leads the way in locations and techniques, for native and trout anglers. Jason Ehrlich gives us his insight into the development of bass lures, in this article he delves into why lures are designed the way they are. Dan Nogare explains how to find trophy-sized golden perch during the warmer months in the iconic Windamere Dam, while Toby Grundy foregoes the snags in search of trench dwelling slabs of gold.
Ashley barber delves into the methods employed and evolved by anglers who chase Australia’s most iconic native sportfish, the mighty Murray cod, while Chris Ghosn gives some helpful advice for chasing Australian wild river Bass. It’s not just Murray cod and yellowbelly that are the prime freshwater summer species according to Jarrod Day, Victoria’s high country trout streams are often fishing at their peak during the warmest months as well. And speaking of trout, Craig Vertigan shares some valuable lessons when chasing trout. Toby Grundy describes a new type of location for locating big bass, he calls these areas ‘bass bunkers’, read about it in this issue.
Dan Nogare contemplates long days and chilly mornings chasing Murray cod, a bruised ego that comes with trying for that one big elusive fish. But in the end, he realises that if it was always easy, there’d be little interest in keeping at it and the interest would simply wane.
Andrew McGovern outlines his best tips when chasing fish ‘off the top’, and Steve Samuels takes a close look at the new types of weed that have established in lake Eucumbene and what they mean for trout anglers. Tom Jarman, a past competitive flyfisher gives some invaluable advice for those fishing the last few months of the trout season. Trevor Hawkins investigates some high-altitude waters out the back of Lake Jindabyne, and in another article ponders the future of wild river trout due to climate change and habitat degradation.
Lubin Pfieffer shares his tips and techniques for tackling the Goulburn River trout population There’s more of course, as there always is, including Mick Hall’s FLYTALK, plus the latest gear, tackle and motor reviews.
Anymore articles and we would have to call it Freshwater Fishing Australia, the book!