Well we returned back from Copeton last night and what a great weekend it was. Apart from the traffic delay on the Putty Road due to a fatal motorcycle accident. Poor bugger. We caught three Cod and lost one. The Cod were 1.07 m. 1 m and .086. All were released and one took it upon itself to release itself before it was landed, so we did not know its size.
Three were caught using chicken breast for bait and one, the 1.07 m was caught on cheese for bait. Bega cheese of course, The dam is down to 2% capacity and there is no inflow. Dirvin 1, spangled perch, no-one I spoke to at Copeton had heard of them. Maybe I need to speak to others.
Richmarlin62 thank you for your advice about lures, we took it on board and did not use them. We found that bait fishing was more productive.
As to myself, I can not catch a cold. All the others were on and I was not. As it has been stated before, " That is why it is called fishing "