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Yabbies proving plentiful in Lake Toolondo and Green Lake

GOOD YELLA: Rob 'Bullfighter' Tori with a 1.36-kilogram yellowbelly caught at Taylors Lake earlier this month.

GOOD YELLA: Rob ‘Bullfighter’ Tori with a 1.36-kilogram yellowbelly caught at Taylors Lake earlier this month.

ON THE BITE
By SHANE SHIELLS
Yabbies are on the move with Lake Toolondo south of Horsham and Green Lake being hotspots.
A few of the swamps across the Wimmera are also starting to produce nice yabbies.
Remember regulations involving catch rates and nets. There have been plenty of indications that fisheries officers will be out in force.
Taylors Lake is still fishing well with Murray cod starting to fire in response to warmer weather.
Yabbies and worms are proving successful for bait fishers while spinner baits, chatter baits and deep-diving hard bodies are doing the job for lure anglers.
Cod are the kings of the native ambush predators and, depending on size, will capture and swallow large prey.
They also enjoy what appears to be a free feed.
Cod can grow to monster proportions and it was not that long ago Green Lake was a magnet for cod anglers from across the state and beyond.
We wonder if images of anglers carrying off their catches in wheelbarrows will ever return now water has returned to the lake?
Cod fishing has been going gangbusters beyond the Wimmera with Lake Eildon fishing unbelievably at present with large cod and yellowbelly being caught on lures.
A Wimmera Outdoors Cod Squad including Gary Jelly, Paul Lewis and Trevor and Helen Simmons were also among Wimmera anglers who competed in the Cod Classic at Lake Mulwala.
Helen caught the fifth largest cod in the competition that featured more than 2500 competitors.
She used cheese on a wide-gap hook.
The team also caught many undersized cod on spinnerbaits and Digger lures. The best bait for yellowbelly was worms.
Wimmera Offshore Angling Club is also busy, making the most of the wonderful coastal fishing available on the south coasts of Victoria and South Australia.
Chasing fish in protected harbours or on the edge of the Continental Shelf usually represents a great fishing adventure.
Anyone keen on joining the club can call club president Greg Brown on 0429 426 189.
Horsham Angling Club twilight competitions on the Wimmera River are on January 4, 11 and 18.
Fishing is in Horsham from Riverside bridge and Horsham weir.
Registrations and weigh-in are at Horsham clubrooms at Sawyer Park.
Anyone keen on joining in is welcome and every junior gets a prize.
Remember to send your fishing photos into hac3400@hotmail.com for a chance to win a $50 voucher from Webbcon Marine in Horsham.

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