Canberra Times - Canberra and the capital region's best fishing spots revealed by Ben Caddaye

Great little article from well known fishing writer Ben Caddaye in today's Canberra Times on some of his favourite fishing options within range of Canberra, including the alpine creeks and lakes of the Snowy's, Lake Burley Griffin, and the NSW South Coast. You can check Ben's article out here:

Give us a call or check out our website if you're interested in having a fish over the holidays!

Tight lines

Brett Richards
National Capital Sport Fishing
0421 368 567
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WIN a 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER

WIN a 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER 🎁

To celebrate the month of December at National Capital Sport Fishing (Christmas and the Cod opening in the same month) , we're giving away a 3 Hr 'Fast Cast' Fishing Tour Gift Voucher on Lake Burley Griffin valued at $349!! 🐟🐟

You can give the voucher as a gift, or use it for yourself 😁

To enter, simply:

1. Like our FaceBook page
2. Like and Share our 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER post
3. Tag three friends that would enjoy a 3 Hr Fast Cast Tour

A National Capital Sport Fishing Gift Voucher makes a great gift idea for the fishers in your life, with Lake Burley Griffin a picturesque urban waterway central to the Nation's capital and holding surprisingly good stocks of Golden Perch and Murray Cod.

For more information on our guided fishing tours on Lake Burley Griffin and other waterways adjacent to Canberra, make sure you check out the rest of our website!

Winner drawn at random on Christmas Eve.

Tight lines,

Brett Richards
National Capital Sport Fishing
0421 368 567

#ncsf #canberrasportfishing #bbsf #visitcanberra #llbg

LBG update

Lake Burley Griffin is looking great at the moment - good water clarity, surface temp has reached 20 degrees, and the yella's are on the move!

We'll be commencing tours from 1st December - get in touch via, or give me a call on 0421 368 567 if you'd like to find out more. 

Tight lines,

Brett Richards

National Capital Sport Fishing


National Gone Fishing Day!

Hope you have a chance to get out on the water and enjoy National Gone Fishing Day!

Water temps on Lake Burley Griffin generally 17-18 degrees, and 19 up the Molonglo. Ryan and I had an enjoyable little session yesterday afternoon on LBG with Fishing World writer Ben Caddaye on some reddies, and Ben scoring a nice little Golden on a lipless crank bait. 

Burley Griffin Update

Surface water temp on Lake Burley Griffin ran from 16.5 to 18.3 degrees on Saturday afternoon, so things are warming up nicely. I understand that there were some golden's on the bait schools in deeper water early on Saturday morning; we picked up the fish in the video on a hard body in five metres during an afternoon session. 

If you watch the clip you might get some insight as to just how much my son Ryan loves fishing ;-)

Tight lines,

Brett Richards

National Capital Sport Fishing


PFIGA engagement in the National Carp Control Plan

I participated in an interview today conducted by University of Canberra researchers as part of the research and stakeholder engagement being undertaken in developing the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP).

The interview covered a range of topics, and I was asked to provide my views on the effects of carp on Australia’s waterways, the potential positive and negative impacts of different carp control measures, and the types of information that I thought were important to be shared about the NCCP as it’s developed.

I think there’s little doubt that removing carp from our waterways could deliver an enormous benefit to the ecology of our waterways and particularly for anyone who enjoys catching our inland native fish on a rod and reel.

I also think that there’s little doubt that this will be an incredibly complex project with some unique challenges and risks that will need to be considered and addressed if it’s to produce the potential outcomes. What’s really pleasing at this stage is the level of active engagement that the project is undertaking with bodies like PFIGA and rec fishers generally – great work NCCP!

Link to the NCCP web page follows:

Tight lines,

Brett Richards

Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 3 Software Upgrade

Lowrance have just dropped a software upgrade (V 5.0) for the HDS 9 Gen 3 that I'm currently running on the boat. The upgrade has a number of features; the one that I'm keen to put to use is the Heat Map function (refer screen shot below).

Looks like it offers an overlay allowing you to monitor trends in water temperature, based on where the boat has traveled - that's going to be a really convenient way to keep an eye on water temp as you move between bays, wind blown edges, etc.


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