True Tales of the Trout Cod and other Australian Native Fish

Central Murray River & Riverina Catchment History

Central Murray Catchment

This story appeared in 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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