Fishing | Grab your yabbies and visit Molonglo

Local waterways are going from strength to strength; bait anglers fishing the mouth of the Molonglo have had some fantastic sessions using yabbies as bait.

Yellow belly have been quite plentiful and redfin and carp are turning up by the truck load.

On Sunday, a second fat bass was also landed in Lake Burley Griffin.

The two bass caught this year have both been extremely fat and healthy; I'm not an expert but should the question be asked about stocking this Australian native fish in the lake?

December 1 is a very important time of year for most anglers, the open of the cod season.

I for one will be out with a twin spin Last Cast Spinnerbait working my favourite section of the Murrumbidgee.

The MEJ'S Big Burley Bash finished the last night of regular competition on Thursday night, with the grand final scheduled for December 5.

Team Roped In took out minor premier for a second year in a row.

Gary and Paul of Roped In ventured to Brogo over the weekend and had a ball landing many big bass.

The boys have told me that black lures were the key to their close to 80 fish haul; black gulp, black jackal chubby's and a range of pro lures like D36 crank did the trick.

On the coast, it's 21-degree water temperatures and bait galore over the shelf - where are the marlin?

This time last year it was game on, so it has to be any day now.

Good numbers of kings are at Montague and plenty of gummy sharks and makos taking bigger baits.