Your Guides at Gone Yonder
Charter guide Luke Cruikshank is a natural fisherman with over 25 years experience on the lakes and rivers of the Murray and Murrumbidgee river systems. He has a dedicated attitude to customer service and safety, ensuring you enjoy the best possible fishing experience. His easy going nature and great sense of humour will soon have even the most inexperienced feeling comfortable and having a great time. If you want it, he is more than ready to share his knowledge and to show you the best fishing techniques. Luke is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and rewarding experience. He is an accredited coxswain, and our boat and safety gear fully comply with maritime survey standards.
Rohan Stephens has also recently joined our team and is available to take charters around Yarrawonga/Mulwala region. Rohan is an avid fisherman with great knowledge of the area and energy, and excellent fishing skills he is keen to pass on.
Phil from Darwin: "Luke thanks for looking after me last week I had a great time and learned a lot!"
Paul from Melbourne: "Luke just letting you know we had a great time with the recent trips to Mulwala, the girls had a ball, and the surface fishing we did was awesome, cannot wait for next year when I'm sure we'll be bugging you for more trips"
Bob from Wodonga: "I just wanted to say thanks again for a great day out yesterday. I learned so much, and in the tough conditions you really worked hard for us. We had relaxing day, your boat and tackle are first class, and your knowledge of fishing & Lake Mulwala are outstanding"
Darrin from Melbourne: "Luke thanks for a fantastic day. We haven't stopped talking about it. We really appreciate the tips and sights you have shown us"
Deb from Wangaratta: "Thanks to Rohan who took out my husband, son and his mate out on new years eve. The boys tell me they had a great time and Rohan looked after them incredibly well. They certainly felt the trip was worth the money, learnt a lot and are planning to book again very soon"
Want to try freshwater fishing, or learn some new techniques? We target fish using a variety of techniques depending on the fish species we're after, season and weather, water levels and many other factors. Techniques include: Casting using lures and spinnerbaits, trolling, bait-fishing and also surface fishing for Murray cod.
Luke's Report - Best times to fish:
"Due to its consistent high water level, Lake Mulwala is a great place to fish any time of the year".
"During summer months small to medium sized Murray Cod (30-80cm range) are on the move with plenty to be caught all over the lake and in the river. The warm summer evenings are perfect and you'll never forget the thrill when a mighty Murray Cod surfaces like lightning to snatch your lure".
"As the weather cools and the water temperature drops, the bigger fish start to come on the bite".
"During closed season for Murray cod (1st September - 1st December every year) it is a great time to target Yellowbelly (Golden perch) on Lake Mulwala. Fishing for these 'chunky goldens' just seems to be improving every season with the yellas getting larger and more abundant".
"The winter months are also perfect for chasing Trout in the mountains. I lived in the Upper Murray for nearly 10 years and know the country well. My favourite spots are some of the smaller, less frequented lakes and storages in the snowy mountains".