Spring is here and we can look forward to another dynamic fishing season. Nature has taken its course over the autumn and winter months and ensured the health of the system.
The entrance opened in February this year and remains open in August. During the past weeks I have had anglers, who have visited the area for many years, maintain that their most recent trip has been the best. This area just keeps getting better.
A high percentage of anglers now use soft plastic and hardbodied lures; recent reports confirm a mixture of species in their daily catch, releasing fish under 30cm and over 40cm. Varieties including perch, bream, trevally, luderick, flathead, salmon and tailor.
While the entrance remains open and quite large, anglers have been targeting the channel and lake because the river has been difficult to access due to sand bars and shallow water. Frozen prawn and even cooked prawn have been successful bait for the anglers targeting bream.
The surf beaches have also been productive with plentiful amounts of salmon and tailor. The winter months have been quite mild and calm, therefore more pleasant for anglers to venture out on the water aiming to catch the ‘illusive’ fish.
Unfortunately we have been disappointed recently with vandalism of our whale watch platform at Pearl Point. This construction is there for the pleasure of the public with locals working in conjunction with DSE. Our Refuge Hut at the entrance of the channel has also been subjected to vandals. This hut is there for the shelter and protection of the public in hazardous conditions.
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