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Editorial – 6th October: Spring Fishing Tips

Editorial – 6th October: Spring Fishing Tips


Editorial – 6th October 2016
Rhys Creed

Flood waters have smashed parts of the country over the past three months. Many rivers haven’t dropped in weeks and the continuous rain has kept them pumping! In terms of the fishing it rules out the majority of rivers, especially the larger rivers like the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Macquarie, Murray, Ovens, Goulburn and many more that I have missed.

Does this mean we stop fishing? Of course not!

The Wee Jasper bridge in Tumut taking the full force of the flooded river

There is always a backup plan and different styles of fishing we can pursue. The simple answer is……. Dams!

The lakes, dams and impoundments are on the rise, if not already full. This not only makes for amazing looking dams, with vibrant foreshores rather than the dull muddy banks, but it also means great fishing.



Lake Eucumbene and Jindabyne are well worth a trip, with fish feeding really well in the shallows. One of the simplest, cheapest and most successful techniques is to cast from the bank. Walking along a grassy or clay bank casting plastics will result in not only an action packed day with big browns following your lure but also some great captures.

Spring is a perfect month for targeting Trout and Golden Perch. Even better both these species are feeding well at the moment in the dams. Now is the time to get out on the water and here are a few recommendations I have for each style:

Target the dirty and discoloured water. It may look ugly or uninviting but this is where the food is and that means you will find hungry and feeding fish. Don’t go past these areas!

Targeting Trout from the bank is a fun and exciting style of fishing

Golden Perch:

In most dams the Golden’s will be feeding really well and by this weekend after a few sunny days we will see some great sessions. Water temperatures are definitely on the rise and are sitting anywhere from 12-16 degrees (depending on your location). Target the shallow grassy banks early and late in the day with lightly weighted soft plastics (1/8oz-1/6oz).

As the sun rises fish your lures deeper in against the standing trees and along rocky banks and points. If you find fish stay in the same area as they will school.

Social Fishing Update

The Social Fishing team have recently returned from a trip to Lake Eucumbene where we spent the weekend filming part of the Complete Guide Series: Trout in Lakes and Dams. We captured some great footage of this incredible location and great fishing. This tutorial is set to be a cracker that will be jam packed with tips, techniques and trout catching secrets!

The latest article on the website is also a very intriguing one written by Chris Cotterill. It’s called, ‘Something Smells Fishy – Does putting scent on your lure really work?’ Chris covers some really interesting points that you may have never considered before. He provides his thoughts on scent and if it’s worth the effort – you can read this article here:

Great talking to you all again and to all our followers, thank you for your support and like always if you have any questions please fire away! We love to help!

Until next time, happy fishing!

Rhys Creed


Rhys Creed Rhys Creed is the Founder of Social Fishing. He has grown up with a love for freshwater fishing, especially lure fishing for natives. His favourite style of fishing is casting for Murray Cod in fast water rivers. He is passionate about bringing to you the best in freshwater fishing education!


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