Murray River Below Yarrawonga
The section of Murray River below Yarrawonga is one of the best habitats
for native fish in Australia. The area consistently produce good quality
Murray cod and golden perch.
Bank fishing and bait fishing spots are plentiful. Lure fishing is also
common in the area. Casting lures from the river's edge is also
possible. The mobility of a boat allows anglers to fish kilometres of
river that with each new snag or bend offers a fresh lure fishing
The Murray River is totally closed to fishing below the Yarrawonga Weir
through to the Tocumwal Road bridge in line with the Murray cod season.
This closure allows the endangered trout cod to breed, and that is
during the months of September to November. The effect of this leads to
cod population to boomed.
Below the Weir
There is an excellent concrete boat ramp located directly below the
Yarrawonga Weir at the riverside Yarrawonga Caravan Park just a minute
in the car from the tourist-orientated border township of Yarrawonga.
It is best to start fishing within a few metres of where you have
launched and let the current take you further down river. From the
Yarrawonga Caravan Park the fishing remains great down towards Forges
Bend and the Blue Hole. There are also a number of great shore-based
positions to explore.
The best times to fish the Murray River below Yarrawonga Weir are during
the months of February, March, April, May and June. It is the peak times
to fish the area with cast lures.