Our Spring issue #157 of Freshwater Fishing Magazine is out now and packed with great tips and techniques. With some boat ramps and access points around Lake Eucumbene high and dry, Andrew McGovern provides some valuable intelligence on how to successfully catch trout when fishing landbased. Simon Fitzpatrick looks at the topical subject of cod breeding in impoundments and discusses some vital information for keen cod anglers. John Cahill looks at recent survey works on Victoria’s Lake Eildon and draws some exciting conclusions about this very popular fishery. Lubin Pfeiffer runs through the techniques needed to become super effective while fishing Tasmania’s lakes using sinking fly lines. Dean Norbiato takes a spin back in time to reacquaint himself with a Murray cod Messiah – the humble spinnerbait. Toby Grundy outlines everything he has learnt fishing bass flats, including where to find these areas, lure selection and the successful techniques. Colby Lesko discusses trout fishing on top with the bent minnows. Casey Pfeiffer runs through the basics on selecting the correct fly gear and best techniques to catch trout on Tasmania’s Mersey River. Trevor Hawkins visits some special places in the northern part of the Kosciuszko National Park. The modern angling environment is not short of lure options; any form of fishing or technique has a variety of tackle available, and in instances requiring very specific lure modification, there is a growing availability of lure customizing products as well as small business dedicated to the trade as Chris Frith explains. Lake Purrumbete in Victoria offers some outstanding fishing opportunities for all fishing disciplines, but its real appeal comes from the quality of its trolling and baitfishing opportunities as Trevor Hawkins explains. Our extensive ‘fishing for Murray cod on lures’ FEATURE is in this issue and chasing cod on lures is now arguably the most popular form of freshwater fishing in Australia at present!

There’s always more of course, including all our regular columns.