Tournament Zone Extended in 2020
In 2020, the tournament has been extended to include MURCHISON, yes that’s an additional 22.5km of waterways for you to find that infamous $80k Murray Cod.
The boat cap will remain at 1,000 so there’ll be plenty more space to play around in.
This new addition to our tournament zone provides some cracking opportunities to land big fish…REALLY BIG FISH!
Check out the profile on key areas within the tournament zone below.
Goulburn Weir is the largest expanse of water on the Nagambie Lakes system and it is loaded with standing timber… which means cod!\
The main river channel snakes its way through to the weir wall with shallow flats stretching out either side of the channel. The big fish will reside in the river bed and move out onto the flats to feed during low light periods.
The best way to fish this area is to stay in the river channel and cast past the drop off and onto the shallows. Then retrieve your lures down over the edge and into the deeper water; hard bodies are the pick of the lures for this technique.
This area is loaded with so many options to fish, so much structure and great fishing opportunities.
Fishing around and underneath the old timber bridge is dynamite and is one of the best structures to fish in the entire river system. Golden Perch school up around the pylons and can be caught by trolling alongside and underneath the bridge. Casting lures at the bridge is also successful and big cod sit under the bridge in the river bed.
There is plenty of standing timber in the area with plenty of shallow edges, willows, deep section of river, standing trees and reeds.
This is a little hidden gem… a fishos paradise! Majors Creeks is loaded with great structure including; standing trees, back waters, weed beds, reedy edges, large fallen logs, overhanging trees and even lily pads.
Golden Perch love all this structure and will hang out close to the standing trees (especially the thinner twiggier trees), reedy edges and the spindly ends of fallen trees in this area. Throw out some smaller lures 1/2oz spinnerbaits, 50-70mm diving Hardbody lures and 60mm Lipless crankbaits.
The lake is loaded with standing timber which is every angler’s paradise! Murray Cod and Golden Perch call this waterway home and live in amongst all the heavy timber and structure.
The lake is home to a strong population of native fish and has some monster Murray Cod lurking in these waters. The big fish hide out in the deep sections of the river bed and will feed on the drop from shallow to deep water as the bait fish move off the shallows.
At first light they will still be feeding so using large surface lures is a very successful technique. Fish in shallow areas that are close to the river bed, with heavy timber and cover. Don’t be afraid to cast right to the bank as well.
The newcomer to the GoFish Nagambie tournament zone AND we know there are some monster Murray Cod down this way.
Murchison is an anglers paradise with plenty of heavy timber, overhanging structure and varying depths.
Murchison opens up the tournament for kayakers and bank fishing with the slack water pools that form off the side of the flow and hold great fish. There are also plenty of good sand banks for the kids to enjoy fishing from.
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