Go to town on the jetties
  |  First Published: September 2008

Spring has sprung. Birds are chirping, fish are biting, the weather is getting better, and the days longer.

The town jetties are still firing along nicely, with luderick coming to the party each day. Fish vary in size from 25-40 cm.

Brian Tuck from Kalimna caught a few nice flathead and mullet around Rigby Island. With the weather warming up the flathead, mullet and King George whiting will make their presence felt. The Narrows through to Metung on the run-out tide is a good stretch to fish.

The top end of the North Arm has seen many large bream being boated by anglers fishing unweighted prawns in and around the snags.

Outside the fishing is still slow, mainly because of the weather and price of petrol. As the weather improves, so will the fishing. Good-sized gummy sharks will make an appearance around The Rock and down at The Pines. Drift around not too far from the beaches until you find some fish.

The fishing in Lake Tyers has come back to life with some good rain lately. Some monster bream have been landed, mainly up in the top end of the three main arms. Most snags in Nowa Nowa Arm from Trident Arm through to Devils Hole are fishing well from early in the morning until lunchtime.

Mud Island has seen a few flathead landed on whitebait and bluebait.

The biggest bream I have heard of for some time came out of the Blackfellows Arm. It was 51cm long and went 1.8kg. The bream are still hungry for a feed and this fish was caught on a Berkley Gulp sandworm moved slowly around the snags near the first big bay.

Toorloo Arm, from Burnt Bridge up to the highway bridge, has seen many large bream caught on local prawns late in the day. Try drifting them around the shallows and near snags.

This month and next should see some fish caught around the lime kilns back to the highway bridge.

On a social note, congratulations to Brad Baade and son Braden for winning the Lakes Tyers fishing competition held during late July.

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