True Tales of the Trout Cod:
Riverina Catchment History

The Catfish, there are still a few around in the Columbo Creek. You don’t see them very often now around here, there used to be a lot of them in the lagoons, we used to get them up to 3 or 4 pounds, and in the channels. But they’ve drained everything out, emptied all the lagoons.

– Ken Trefall, 2007.

Fishing in the Riverina

The Argus, 18 January 1913

“It was on my great day that I paddled, or rather drifted, down the Murray one mild, cool January morning.Above me an opal sky, below the rushing stream, there brawling over a shoal, here crisping to a vagrant breeze, there running smooth as glass over a deep pool, never still, never slient, always sucking and gurgling, bubbling and sighing, whispering its messages to the vacant fancy. It was a voyage of discovery. Never before had I wetted line in the reaches I was about to fish. I was breaking ground for a friend who was to join me a few days later on.”

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