36.0000° S, 146.0833° E
Over the Easter break I was able to get some much needed time away to visit family in Victoria and of course I had fishing in mind as I packed Baitcasters and Cod lures.
I grew up in country Victoria through to my mid teens catching Redfin and Carp in the local waterways. I hadn't been back with a rod since and thought I was long overdue.
|An insight beneath the depths of Mulwala.|
Photo by David Hunt
I Headed out to Lake Mulwala to have a view of the magnificent fishery the place holds, being one of the best fisheries for large healthy Murray Cod and backdrops of timber like a car park, what else could you want. I introduced myself to the locals at Lake Mulwala Fish Camp and Ski Tackle store across the bridge on the lake and got chatting.
|Murray Cod on DUO Crank M65 11A|
The kind folk at the store had gun local fisho and Bassman Spinnerbait Cod angler Jamie Stewart take me out for a few hours in the afternoon for some needed Cod whacking. Casting at the merging timber in the lake in search for some Cod was a tough ordeal, as many fisho's know fishing is sometimes tough even though the key elements and fundamentals are in right order.
|Very healthy models stocked in Mulwala.|
As the sun began to fall and the cold was setting in, the Cod were lazy and much to my knowledge just didn't wanna feed until we managed to land some healthy models in the 6 and 700mm. Real healthy and well fed fish I may add, along with the fishing and quality Cod available here I must say the terrain in incredible, there is literally tens of thousands of old dead trees, some still standing, some submerged in the depths, but a perfect habitat for any ambush feeding species. Let's not fail to mention the amazing Autumn sunset along the horizon making the end of the day a most remembering one.
|Amazing Sunsets on the Lake|
In four hours Cod were boated and Cod were dropped and I must say I am now on a mission to return to Mulwala for a real go at this impoundment. I have unfinished business with these blokes...... Until then, Enjoy......
Visit the very kind and very knowledgeable people down at Lake Mulwala Fish Camp and Ski Tackle store at: 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (03) 5744 3133 for a shop that is decked with Cod Lures from Floor to ceiling.
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Very Special thanks to Jamie Stewart for the opportunity on the water, very much appreciated.