Surf and Lake Fishing Improving
  |  First Published: December 2010

Now the inclement weather has started to settle and the days are warming up, it’s time to get ready for some great surf fishing.

The gummy season is upon us and we should be in for a productive period. Best bait options for gummy is squid, cured eel or tailor strips.

Using circle hooks on your rig is proven to be the best for a sure catch but it is important to wait until your rod starts to load as these hooks usually do the work for you.

Always ask your bait supplier for some tips on rigging your line because most of these guys spend a fair amount of time chasing the illusive gummy.

Australian salmon and tailor have really become prominent and they are great fun for all the family, especially getting the kids hooked on fishing.

These fish are fun to catch and can be caught at most times of the day on a variety of rods including bream gear and most baits in addition to lures and soft plastics.

Fish the rock gutters at Pyoot Bay and Pearl Point and it won’t be hard to get your bag of blue throat wrasse. They are a lot of fun and take prawn readily.

Sweep can also be caught in this area and is certainly a good table fish. Please be aware of your catch sizes and bag limits as you will not get a second chance taking the wrong species and undersized fish.

Information booklets are available at business houses and bait outlets so there is no excuse.

The fishing has improved due to the presence of luderick and yellowfin bream from the ocean.

There have been a number of yellowfin bream and quality luderick caught in the channel.

The black bream continue to be relatively quiet boasting best results on prawn.

Due to a large entrance, the inlet is quite shallow in spots, making it easy to run aground.

Please do not hesitate to source local information regarding safety on the water.

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