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My lovely wife (Susan) and I have made it to Murray Cod opening 2019 so we are heading off to the river. Hopefully there will be enough water to go fishing for a few hours.

Report to follow.

Big Neil and Little Susan...

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Good luck Neil & little Susan :biggrinthumb:

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Neil. I know if you get onto the water you will catch fish, and hope Susan gets among them as well, give her my love and support.

First time for many years that I have not been fishing at Burrinjuck this time of year. Traditions seem to die out the older you get.

Frank

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4 hours ago, frankS said:

Neil. I know if you get onto the water you will catch fish, and hope Susan gets among them as well, give her my love and support.

First time for many years that I have not been fishing at Burrinjuck this time of year. Traditions seem to die out the older you get.

Frank

They certainly do Frank. Don't waste any nice days you get in Sydney. Get out in the bay or the Georges R. Clear away a few cobwebs so you can get creative in the shed.

REPORT

We spent about 3 hrs on the river and landed 8 Murray Cod to 53 cms. Susan caught the biggest. Very windy and quite cool for this time of year.

Cheers, bn.

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Good work you 2. Keep it up.

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Great report.

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2019 Murray Cod opening day saw Susan (my much better half) and myself taking a trip to the Murrumbidgee River near to Narrandera. I was amazed when we arrived at the ramp to find the place completely empty. Fortunately the water gurus were letting some irrigation flows through and conditions were good to launch. 

The weather was cloudy (19c) and the wind had an icy chill to it...luckily we rugged up a bit, just in case.

We headed towards a spot where fish usually congregate and put the shrimp nets in on the way. Water temp was 20.2c and the going was tricky with the shallow water, sandbanks and hidden stumps. We tied up at spot x and baited up with cheese and chicken to see what was preferred. 5 minutes in and I got a small Cod on the chicken. We both got snagged quite a bit and lost fish that were hard up on the submerged snags. We got 8 Cod altogether in about 3 hrs with the missus catching the biggest at 53 cms. We picked up the shrimps on the way back to the ramp and gave it a brief go with them, to no avail.

Here are a few pics of the session...

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Cheers, bn and ls

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Great stuff Neil good to see you found enough water to get a few.

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Awesome report and pictures. I've been hanging for one of your reports. 👍

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On_ya Neil and Susan and good of you to let her catch the Bigger fish to.😀

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4 hours ago, kingie chaser said:

Sounds like a great day out :thumbup:

It was kc. Had planned a trip today but the wind is about 25 knots. Itching to get out tomorrow though. We shall see. bn

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any cod is a good cod Neil..... you've inspired me I'm heading out after cod in a couple of weeks the unbelievable has happened and it's rained in the Severn river catchment and the river is actually flowing a bit

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35 minutes ago, dirvin21 said:

any cod is a good cod Neil..... you've inspired me I'm heading out after cod in a couple of weeks the unbelievable has happened and it's rained in the Severn river catchment and the river is actually flowing a bit

That is FABULOUS NEWS Dave. Good luck mate. Neil

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On 12/2/2019 at 8:19 AM, big Neil said:

2019 Murray Cod opening day saw Susan (my much better half) and myself taking a trip to the Murrumbidgee River near to Narrandera. I was amazed when we arrived at the ramp to find the place completely empty. Fortunately the water gurus were letting some irrigation flows through and conditions were good to launch. 

The weather was cloudy (19c) and the wind had an icy chill to it...luckily we rugged up a bit, just in case.

We headed towards a spot where fish usually congregate and put the shrimp nets in on the way. Water temp was 20.2c and the going was tricky with the shallow water, sandbanks and hidden stumps. We tied up at spot x and baited up with cheese and chicken to see what was preferred. 5 minutes in and I got a small Cod on the chicken. We both got snagged quite a bit and lost fish that were hard up on the submerged snags. We got 8 Cod altogether in about 3 hrs with the missus catching the biggest at 53 cms. We picked up the shrimps on the way back to the ramp and gave it a brief go with them, to no avail.

Here are a few pics of the session...

1775125564_IMG_2458(2).jpgrs.thumb.jpg.9c92b2f012d0f03abe64e454309105ab.jpg

 

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Cheers, bn and ls

Good stuff mate 👍

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Awesome BN. I can see the excitement on your face. Well done to you both! 

cheers scratchie!!! 

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