Monday, June 27, 2016

Fishing Report - 27/6/2016

LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie Dam have been doing it a little tough, with note too many legal sized Golden Perch reported.  Bait seems to be the preferred option at the moment, with frozen shrimps and saltwater yabbies working the best.  There were a couple of legal sized Golden Perch landed from the bank between the concrete boat ramps and the wall.  The lure action has been fairly slow.Anglers hopping blades on the bottom are picking up the odd Golden Perch but overall Leslie Dam has been fairly quiet.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam anglers are having a good time at the moment, with plenty of big Golden Perch being landed on frozen shrimps and saltwater yabbies.  Most of these fish are being landed just off the weed edge.  One lucky angler from Pratten landed a 64cm Murray Cod on a crayfish.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River is fairly dirty, right through to Pratten.  There haven’t been too many reports of fish being landed.  There were some landed around the Killarney area, where the water is starting to clear.  Most of these fish were landed on bait.

COPETON DAM: Located 30km Southwest of Inverell, Copeton is fishing extremely well at the moment, with Murray Cod in excess of 1 metre being landed on a regular basis.  The majority of these fish have been landed on surface.  If it is a big Murray Cod you are after, Copeton is the place to be at present.


Storm Arashi Deep

Tight wiggling action for maximum flash and vibration, the Arashi Deep gets down faster than any other in its class thanks to its super thin circuit board lip. Available in both a 18ft and 25ft diving model, this lure has proven itself on monster Murray Cod, huge impoundment Barra and the mighty PNG Black Bass.

Available in four different colours (Dumble Door, Googong, Perch UV Tail and Slick Slide), their diving depth is up to 7 metres.  These lures are 90mm in length and weigh in at approximately 32g.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fishing Report 21/06/16

LESLIE DAM: Things were quiet over the weekend, mainly due to the poor weather condition.  Most fish were landed late last week and into Saturday.  Anglers reported on both local dams being slower than previous weeks.  Bait worked the best at Leslie Dam, with crayfish and saltwater yabbies accounting for a few legal sized Golden Perch.  We received reports of a few smaller Murray Cod on the move.  There weren’t too many reports of fish being landed on lures.  One local angler landed two legal sized Golden Perch on Friday afternoon while hopping mask vibes in the main basin.

CONNOLLY DAM: Anglers at Connolly Dam reported on things being much the same, with only the odd fish landed on lures.  Spinnerbaits and TN60 Jackalls have been the most successful lures over the past week or so.  Saltwater yabbies and worms also accounted for some reasonable Silver and Golden Perch.  These fish were landed off the bank.  Numbers haven’t been huge.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River was in desperate need of the fresh we received last weekend.  The fish will be on the bite once the water clarity clears.  Prior to the rain, anglers were landing some nice fish in the town area.  Saltwater yabbies accounted for a few legal sized Golden Perch just below Scots Weir.  We received reports of a 72cm Murray Cod being landed near Killarney.  This fish was landed on a Red and Black 3/8 JMH Spinnerbait.


Lew’s American Hero Reel

The reel features a one-piece, lightweight, graphite composite frame and sideplates, making it incredibly strong, yet lightweight and ideal for all fishing situations. It’s a beauty too, mixing black sideplates and a machine forged anodized aluminum blue spool and tension knob, no doubt making it stand out among the other gear on the boat deck.


  • One-piece, lightweight, graphite frame and sideplates
  • Premium five bearing system with double shielded stainless steel ball bearings and Zero-Reverse one-way clutch bearing
  • Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS)
  • Anodized aluminum spool
  • Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 10lb. drag power
  • High strength solid brass main gear and crank shaft
  • Anodized aluminum bowed handle with Lew's® custom paddle handle knobs
  • Zirconia line guide
  • Quick and easy removable graphite palming sideplate
  • Anodized aluminum blue spool tension adjustment knob
  • Fully adjustable, smooth, bowed graphite star drag system

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fishing Report - 13/6/2016

LESLIE DAM: Golden Perch at Leslie Dam are still quite active on bait, with several anglers having reasonable success over the past week.  Water temperature is still quite high for June, which is causing the Golden Perch to continue to bite.  Two local Stanthorpe anglers landed their bag limit of Golden Perch over the weekend on small crayfish.  There were reports of some smaller Murray Cod on the move.  Blades in the main basin continue to land some nice fish in the deeper water.

CONNOLLY DAM: Anglers at Connolly Dam landed several legal sized Golden Perch during the past week and over the weekend.  Anglers using bait are having the best success.  One local angler landed a lovely 65cm Murray Cod on a shrimp and worm cocktail.  Saltwater yabbies and worms also accounted for several quality Golden and Silver Perch.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River is fishing well, with several reports of legal sized fish, including two lovely Murray Cod.  Water clarity is on the improve after the recent fresh, with anglers landing some nice fish to the east of Warwick.  One local angler caught and released a lovely 90cm Murray Cod on a spinnerbait.  We also received reports of a 72cm Murray Cod being landed on the town area.  There was also some quality Golden Perch landed in the Mill Hole, mainly on spinnerbaits, measuring 52cm in length.

MAROON DAM: There was several quality Bass landed at Maroon Dam, with the majority of these fish being landed hard in the weed.  Imakatsu Baby Killerbills are working well when used tight in the weed.  One local angler managed 8 legal sized fish in one afternoon session.


Ecogear ZX40

Ecogear ZX shrimp blade fishing lures are a design masterpiece created by world famous lure designer Takayoshi Orimoto influenced by suggestions made by the Australian Ecogear Pro Staff team. Ecogear ZX Shrimp blade fishing lures are ideal for targeting a large range of fish species that reside in habitats such as: Inlets, Bays, lakes, rivers etc.

The design of the Ecogear shrimp blade combines attributes that allow the angler fishing this lure to have upmost control, strength, appeal and hook set ability when fishing over a large array of structures and depths.

Ecogear ZX shrimp blade fishing lures have strategically positioned tow points and come with assist style hooks that allow the Ecogear ZX shrimp blade fishing lure to be fished even over the harshest terrain with ease.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fishing Report - 6/6/2016

LESLIE DAM: We didn’t receive too many reports of fish being landed over the weekend, mainly due to the terrible weather conditions.  Leslie Dam continued to fish well up until the weekend, with the bait anglers landing some good numbers on shrimps and crays.  Anglers also had some success on lures, with one local landing three quality Golden Perch on mask vibes near the Washpool Camping Reserve.  Blades in the deeper water also worked well, with darker colours working the best.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam remains fairly consistent, with bait anglers having the best success.  Saltwater yabbies worked well in the latter part of the week, with some nice fish being landed.  Numbers were slightly down over the weekend, mainly due to the weather conditions.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River saw some quality fish being landed, with several reports of Murray Cod being landed on lures.  Jackall Pompadours seem to be working well, with a local angler landing three Murray Cod in the Pratten area.  We also received reports of a 80cm Murray Cod landed on a spinnerbait to the east of Warwick by a angler in his kayak.  Golden Perch were also landed upstream of Murrays on bait and in various other spots.



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