Surf beaches holding up ok
  |  First Published: August 2012

When the weather permits the surf beaches are fishing reasonably well.

Heath Anderson and a mate fished Williamsons Beach and managed 20 salmon around the 1kg mark using poppers and whitebait. The fish came on right on the top of the tide. Needless to say the boys were kept busy for about an hour or so.

Woolamai Beach has been producing a few gummies after dark as well and if you can brae the cool nights, you may be well rewarded.


Below the bridge, and the Cleelands Bight area is still going OK for calamari and the odd whiting when the weather permits.

Boaters venturing outside are doing well on flathead, barracouta and squid.

Above the bridge in Dickies Bay, the Boys Home Channel is still producing whiting around the 30cm mark.

A few gummies and seven-gill sharks have been coming in near Elisabeth Island and The Corals.

Several good gummies have been caught off the Rhyll Pier just on dark.


Some large squid are coming in off Flinders and from the pier. There have been some big snook off West Head when the weather permits, the odd whiting off Somers and the odd gummy off Point Leo.

As usual it’s all hard fishing this time of year. You have to be dead keen to get out of bed to go fishing but the way I look at it is once you are out there and hooked up to a good fish, the cold, the wind, the rain don’t matter.

You are in your element, you are not a couch potato and that’s what matters.


I went fishing with the boys from the Snapper Point Fishing Club to Lake Bullen Merri over the long weekend in June. There weren’t too many boats on the lake being a long weekend and the fishing turned out to be excellent. For a day and a half of fishing, David Little and I had 12 good hits and managed to land seven fish from 1-2.6kg while freshwater fishing guru John Vincent and his mate Murray managed five good fish.

Most of the fish were taken mid-water on Tassie Devils with pink being the best colour to use just on daylight and dark or the gold brown colour best during the day.

Needless to say I will be back there again next year.

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