Our spring issue #168 of Freshwater Fishing Magazine is out now and packed with great tips and techniques, including our Victorian impoundment stocking data for Salmonids for 2009-2021. Andy McGovern details how the humble spinner, and its hybrid variations, can still produce outstanding fishing more than 50 years after they were first used in Australian trout waterways. Live sonar technology is changing Murray Cod fishing, Rowan Harris explains. Trevor Stow explores the Murrumbidgee River, which runs for about 1500 kilometres from its headwaters in the Snowy Mountains, past Canberra, and finally enters the Murray River near Robinvale. Chris Errity visits the Moyle and Little Moyle Rivers, some of the few places he hasn’t fished south of Darwin. Competition fishing for native fish is big news these days, but what can we learn from the tournaments? Stephen Booth discusses his experiences learning from the best in the business. Moorabool Reservoir may be a relatively small waterway, but in the Victorian angling fraternity it is big in stature, according to Shane Stevens. Martin Auldist explains why a challenging stream in Victoria’s east can have anglers both captivated and cursing! In a fishery that is dominated by lure fishing, Rod Mackenzie reckons the secret to success is all in the herbs and spices of bait fishing. Shane Mensforth and a couple of mates travelled to Tasmania when state borders reopened, to visit a few old fly fishing haunts. Their fortunes were mixed. Trevor Hawkins continues his look at what makes trout tick. Maybe plastic isn’t so fantastic says George Forbes.
There’s more of course, including all the regular columns, the latest news, and reviews to keep you entertained over the summer period.