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Inlet continues to Improve
  |  First Published: November 2011



The good fishing continues in Anderson Inlet and no doubt will only improve.

As the good news spreads even more fishers will flock to the area.

Mahers Landing is a very popular with land-based fishers and boaters alike and there is an added advantage where there is no rushing tide to contend with

There has been a very good run of fish over the winter and the signs are all encouraging for the coming summer season. Grant O’Neil is a local who has been fishing the area for the last 40 years and says that the inlet is in fantastic condition. Grant says that the wet winter has been great for weed growth and is confident that this will continue for many years.

Steve Panozzo is a regular fisher from Leongatha who can always be seen out with his family looking for a fish. Just before this report I came across him with a nice bag of silvers that were great table size being to the 32cm mark.

Dave Thomas from Leongatha has also been very happy with his efforts and likes to try around Maher’s Landing where he has also been doing very well on the silvers. Dave says that he usually manages to bag out on the silvers but when I saw him he only managed a few, but he was not complaining.

As well as the silvers there have been vary good numbers of mullet making up impressive bags along with whiting to the 34cm mark that have been taken on squid, Bass yabbies and pipis. There are also quite reasonable numbers of gummies turning up, and although not huge as yet they are well worthwhile going after.

Land-based anglers have been doing very well with best results being on the run in tide and if this coincides with dusk the results will be even better.

The area around Stevies Gutter has also been very good with quite good numbers of whiting, mullet and silvers being taken along with gummies. For those who know where to look there are also quite good numbers of luderick being taken.

Around Point Smyth, Australian salmon to the 2kg mark are still being taken in good numbers. Wonthaggi boater Tom Allan is still fishing the same area where he continues to go home happy with very good bags of salmon that he taken with a variety of surface lures.

Outside the entrance at flat rocks there are still very good numbers of whiting, garfish and big silvers being taken. The great thing about this area is that just about every fish landed is of good quality.

Further out beyond the breakers there have been flathead to the 1kg mark along with silvers and gummies being taken in the deeper water.

Land-based fishers have been making well worthwhile trips to Venus Bay where salmon have been the main catch. The torpedo fish have been to the 2kg mark and taking squid, pilchard strips, surf poppers and lures. There have also been a few flathead and tommy ruff where the run in tide has been the best time to try your luck.

From the reports I have received it seems that number three beach would probably be the best place to try your luck but if you don’t do any good there then any one of the other four beaches would be well worth a visit.

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