Shane Power with his 40 cm Catfish.
Shane Power with his 40 cm Catfish.

Reports of good fish being caught are still coming into the Banner office this week, confirming that the river is healthy and producing good fish.

Not satisfied with the 30 centimetre Yellowbelly Shane Power had caught a couple of weeks ago, last Sunday he was back on the river trying his luck again.

He and his son Billy put the boat out once again on a glorious Sunday morning. Billy successfully landed a couple of good sized redfin.  There is nothing like it to see the excitement on a young boys face when he catches a fish.

Billy Power out on the boat with dad where he landed two Redfin.
Billy Power out on the boat with dad where he landed two Redfin.

However the excitement came when Shane landed an apparent 40 cm Catfish.

“My ruler was 30 cm and it was a least 10 cm longer than the ruler,” said Shane.

It is assumed Shane is a bit more meticulous when managing the infrastructure of the Hindmarsh Shire than he is when measuring his fish.

Kaylene Pietsch was also having a good day on the river last Sunday when she took a couple of young lads out fishing.

Tonnis Wolthuis with his 34 cm Yellowbelly.
Tonnis Wolthuis with his 34 cm Yellowbelly.

Tonnis Wolthuis landed a 34 cm Yellowbelly and Kaylene bagged the biggest fish with a 39 cm Yellowbelly.

Luke Hunter managed a couple of good Redfin for the morning.

Tonnis Wolthuis and Luke Hunter showing of their Redfin
Tonnis Wolthuis and Luke Hunter showing of their Redfin

The health of the Wimmera River at Dimboola is important for tourism and with the beautiful weather makes Dimboola a great place for some fishing.

Sunday morning was a busy morning for the river.  There were many boats on the water enjoying the fantastic day, along with the rowers who were working hard in training, to compete at the Mildura Wentworth Regatta at Easter.