Gummies flap their gums
  |  First Published: October 2011

It’s been a hard winters fishing off Ninety Mile Beach due to the amount of water entering the coastline.

The beach has been very dirty and shallow, but over the past couple of weeks, a period of good weather has turned the fish on and encouraged the anglers.

After harsh weather conditions all winter, there are finally some interesting reports coming from Ninety Mile Beach. There have been some beautiful nights for fishing for gummy sharks and some lucky anglers have been having success.

There are also still plenty of draughtboard sharks around; good numbers of salmon and the odd tailor.

Those catching the gummies are the ones braving the cold nights and using these fresh salmon and tailor for strip baits. You have to get through a few draughtboards, but the gummies are there!

The gummies have been good eating size of around 1m and some anglers are already getting their bag limit. September always produced some big nights on the gummies, so from now on they will go strong.

There are some seven-gill sharks around as well; most have been between 5-6ft. Salmon fillets are also brining in the seven-gills, however squid baits are catching their fair share as well.

The salmon have been good in some spots and bad in others, it just depends on where the gutters are. If you end up at a beach with no good signs of a gutter, I would seriously consider driving a few minutes down the road until you find a spot with some deeper water within casting distance.

It’s still worth having an early morning spin for the salmon, especially now that the water has cleared up a bit. There have been some bigger salmon about 2kg around and if you happen to catch a few during the evening, I would sacrifice one for gummy bait.

For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle.

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