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Weekly Report 23/10/2013

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:09 am
by Nicole Penfold
Rain last 7 days: 8 mm
Water level current: 64.6 %
Water level: 16/10/13 65.9%
Current discharge: 1130 ML per day.
Current inflow: 1130 ML per day.
Water visibility: up to 2.5m in main basin
Forecast Weather: Windy for Thursday before becoming sunny and mild for the weekend with temps between 4 & 22 degrees.
Full Moon = Oct 19th
New Moon = Nov 3rd
Water Temperature: 18 - 20 deg

Murray Cod: (Closed Season) 3 months from 1st September.

Yellow Belly: The fishing was very good up until Saturday. The smoke clouds descended over the dam for most of the weekend & a large low pressure system has also settled in, combined with a couple of days of larger water releases. The lure fishermen were reporting very quiet over the weekend particularly through the day. Trolling around the trees at Scrubby was bringing some success. Those that persisted into the evening were catching a few but not big numbers. The bait fishing has been better with most fishermen heading up the Bidgee Arm. Worms yabbies and frozen shrimp were all doing the job. Jack from Canberra managed 16 fish from around the trees. Bait fishing into the late evening (10pm) from the park foreshore was working well for quite a few fishermen. One gentleman boasted 18 Yellows over 2 evenings on yabbies & worms. Several fishermen I have spoken to said they were getting no action on the bait until they began a slow retrieve across the bottom. The yellows would then hit the moving bait.

Redfin: Catch rates have picked up on the troll. I have not spoken to any bait fishermen that have come across any big schools as yet.

Trout: No reports This Week.

Silver Perch: No reports this week.

Carp: Plenty about, worms or corn from the bank with some burley or a bit of fun for the fly fishermen as they feed on the surface.

Park News: The 39th Annual Burrinjuck Convention is fast approaching and will be held at the park on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of November. Phone 0405721118 or Website Entry forms also available at the BWSP office. We have no cabins left for that weekend so powered sites and camping will be the only option. BWSP Office 02 62278114 for booking of powered sites. No need to book for camping.

Camp fires still allowed on a week by week basis. Must be in a fire bucket or established fire pit or BBQ.

Dean Brind
Manager, Burrinjuck Waters State Park