I took the grandkids trout fishing in Gippsland for the opening day.
It rained all the way up there and I thought we were all going to end up like drowned rats but not long after arriving the rain stopped and the kids had a great time.
The river was running high which made it perfect for bait fishing and the kids managed several trout each and a couple of blackfish which were kissed and released. It’s good to see the streams back in such beautiful condition.
When conditions have been right, Kilcunda, Woolamai and Williamson’s Beaches have been producing salmon up to 1.5kg. But with the weather the way it’s been there haven’t been too many good days with which to fish.
Bluebait and spotted pipis have been the most productive baits.
There have been reports of good numbers of calamari coming in from the Cleelands Bight area with some good ones over 2kg. The San Remo Jetty has also been fishing reasonably well after dark for squid.
A few trevally and salmon are being caught off the Newhaven Jetty and there are some good-sized garfish in Dickie’s Bay.
Further up the inlet gummies around 5kg have been taken around Temby and Stockyard Points.
Around the bay at Stony Point and the Tyabb Bank, some good-sized squid have been on the go.
It’s only a matter of time before the snapper start to show up in numbers.
The big calamari are on the go off Flinders and if you don’t have a boat the Flinder’s Jetty is a good place to catch some.
There are also good numbers of snook about if you want to drag a few lures around over the reefy/weedy areas.
Chloe and Ben Cornford with a couple of brown trout caught at the opening of the trout season.Reads: 917