Fishing | Plenty of success at Lake Hume

TERRIFIC: Andrew Schulz and Chase, 9, managed to muscle this 115cm barra on a kids rod while on an NT fishing trip. The fight lasted almost 15 minutes.

TERRIFIC: Andrew Schulz and Chase, 9, managed to muscle this 115cm barra on a kids rod while on an NT fishing trip. The fight lasted almost 15 minutes.

Lake Hume is around the 63 per cent mark and looking great. We are still getting plenty of reports about heaps of small reddies and a few reasonable size reddies  too.

RIPPER: Kim LaMotte caught this nice size reddie at Lake Hume, between Ebden and the Tallangatta arm. It weighed 1.7kg. The lake is currently at more than 60 per cent, and many fishos have been having success like Kim.

RIPPER: Kim LaMotte caught this nice size reddie at Lake Hume, between Ebden and the Tallangatta arm. It weighed 1.7kg. The lake is currently at more than 60 per cent, and many fishos have been having success like Kim.

It’s not only fishos that have had success.

Worms are again as good as any and you don’t have to be too deep either with quite a few fishos saying they’re getting them in anything from 3.5m on.

The Wall below Lake Hume has long been a happy hunting ground for a lot of fishos and is still giving up a few fish at the moment.

It’s not only fishos that have had success there lately though, the NSW fisheries had a couple of good days down there of late too.

For decades there’s been a rule that you can’t fish in the area above “the line” marked by a large fence about 110m below the wall.

Some like to take the risk and fish that closed section. That didn’t work out quite so well for them this week – fisheries officers booked five people in the closure on Monday evening alone.

They all copped a $500 penalty and had some gear confiscated as well. Makes those fish pretty expensive. 

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