Tourists happy with Deniliquin find.By Cass Savellis
It just so happened that Castlemaine couple Elaine and Barry Rowan were reeling in a 70cm Murray cod at the same spot the Pastoral Times was meeting with Mayor Lindsay Renwick (pictured, on right) on Wednesday.
The Rowans were in Deniliquin for a mid-week break, their first in some years, and had headed to the river end of Edwardes St for some fishing.
The Pastoral Times was on the spot to snap this photo before the cod was released back into the water.
If they had caught the speckled whopper last week though, they would have been able to keep it, as cod season only closed on Sunday.
‘‘We haven’t been here for a while but like to come down every few years,’’ Mrs Rowan said.
‘‘Our plan is to just fish and relax; the town is just beautiful, especially here along the river.
‘‘We were only planning on staying one night but now I think we’ll make it two.’’
Some of the Beach to Beach Walk where the couple were fishing is now covered by the rising river.
In the past few weeks the river level in Deniliquin has been on a rapid rise but now seems to be slowing.
Before this week, the river height was rising about 10cm each day. Since last Friday, the height has only increased 30cm, from 3.91 to 4.21m.
More rain could see it rise again with the Hume Dam at 99 per cent capacity.
SES NSW region controller Bernard Kates said, however, there was no cause for flooding concern yet.
‘‘At its current capacity the Hume won’t store any more; we’ll be keeping an eye on things,’’ he said.
‘‘It (water level) depends on the rainfall in spring and how quickly the snow melt occurs. We’ll see elevated river levels over the next few weeks but it’s more of an inconvenience factor.’’
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