Sunday, 7 December 2014
Cod season officially opened on December 1st after a three month closure to allow breeding. Murray Cod size limits have been adjusted to be the same in NSW and Victoria with a minimum length of 55cm and maximum 75cm and a possession limit of 1 (2 max for impondments). All others must be released.
I fished at the Nyah Vinifera park and also downstream at Belsar and Yungera Islands. I bagged just two at Nyah with one around 35cm and one at 45cm which I had great pleasure in releasing and seeing them swim off to grow bigger.
There is a great free camping spot behind the old Harness Club at Nyah. Lots of free campers stop at this spot with plenty of trees, toilets, a dump point and drinking water. Just a few hundred metres downstream is the Nyah Vinifera park that is a great camping and fishing destination and where I stayed the first night. See http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/nyah-vinifera-park
River Red Gums
That cutie again
Further downstream past Boundary Ben is Belsar and Yungera Islands which are formed by anabranches of the Murray River, with Belsar Island to the west and Yungera Island to the east. Great camping and fishing here too. Belsar and Yungera Islands however was where I caught and did not release two wopping carp, one 65cm and one 75cm. While a popular angling species in Europe, in Australia the carp is considered a pest carp and listed as a noxious species. These ones were permanently relocated well away from the river.
Brutus the outlaw fish
Friday, 21 November 2014
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
I have hung up and dented the rear bumper of my Isuzu D-Max a couple of times while four wheel driving, camping or getting around the bush. So it was time to upgrade the rear of the D-Max.
The rear old bumper and tow bar.
The new ARB step and tow bar.
Fits nicely next to the big 3" Tiapan XP exhaust and Old Man Emu Dakar heavy duty suspension and 2" lift.
With some balancing and precision all bolt holes lined up.
The final product.
http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/echuca/torrumbarry-rubbish-dump-1.82609 as a result of Check out this site: http://wfrblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/city-folk-ski-boats-and-litter.html
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Confronted by a shocking mess all in the Murray River Reserve above Torrumbarry Weir. This mess and lots like it littered the banks in more and less severity all along the deeper part of the Murray river above Torrumbarry Weir upstream towards Echuca, an area popular with Ski Boat enthusiasts. There was so much it was pointless even trying to clean it up. So I moved downstream to Gunbower National Park and with the warmer weather its becoming very popular with campers and fisherman. Talking to one local who camps in the National Park area often, his advice was "Oh no don't go up there, loud Ski Boats from Melbourne and drunken yahoos only. There is no one policing or cleaning that area up as its not in the National Park" Not sure if this is all their fault but that seems to be the local sentiment.
Anyway I found a spot and managed to catch some Murray Crays but no fish. The river was dropping as most of the river was being diverted through the Gunbower -Cohuna wetlands for environmental flows.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
More than 18,000 went to Deniliquin to enjoy good company, cold beer and great music at the 16th annual ute muster. A bit down on last years record 20,000 but with girls and families out numbering the boys in the feral utes only paddock it was a great weekend. This has to be the biggest and most successful music festival in regional Australia by far and is a must for any true blue Aussie to go to at least once.
Kanga walla foxes
Nicole and Keith ?
The only gays in the village
who cares they look good
Mini Muster Utes
Cool misty first morning
Warm and dusty evening
Rent a Tent
20 rows like this as far as you can see of utes in the utes only section, feral city
Trying to get back to camp before the folks work out they are not in the van?
There was romance for everyone
Are these yours mate?
Whip cracking ferals, they went all day and night.
Our Camp from the chopper
Evening stroll in the burbs
No idea! but they had blue singlets on.
Mobility scooters charging for the next days circle work
Front gate 2
The site was vast.
Six chicks in a row. The irls outnumbered the boys!