Jetties popular at Lakes
  |  First Published: July 2008

Late May and early June was unbeatable for fishing from the local jetties, with luderick obliging anglers on most days. On some days there were up to 50 people hovering around the post office jetties from daylight to dark, catching fish to 40cm.

Most people are catching fish with floats and weed, but some are fishing off the bottom with local prawns. There have also been a few trevally and bream mixed in with the luderick.

The floating restaurant or western most jetty has seen a few late season whiting and mullet landed.

The entrance is still producing tailor, while salmon are coming in and out with the tide. During July and August bream should turn up around the barrier.

North Arm, from the bridge up to The Narrows, should see nice bream around the snags. This is also a good place to fish if the weather is bad.

Outside, the fishing has been very good over the last few months, with lots of snapper and many large gummy sharks being boated. The entrance is in very good condition and the weather has been stable, so some good reports are coming through. Most of the gummies are 1.2-1.5m, which are nice fish for this time of year. A few boats have also been drifting around the bluff for flathead.

The fishing in Lake Tyers is slowing down as the water temperature drops. The tops of the arms are still a little green, so most of the fish are still down in the main parts of the lake system. The mainstays of the lake, such as bream, flathead, trevally and tailor are still around, but you have to work hard to catch them.

If fishing is slow then take your time and have a good look around. The wildlife in the trees and on the banks is well worth watching out for. If you are out in your boat, look around for some new spots to try. You never know what you will find up and down the arms.

Barry Smith caught a 90cm flathead around the bottom end of Blackfellows on an Ecogear VX-40 lure, as well as two nice bream.

In July if you have patience and put in the time, you will get results.

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