Warm and sunny weather allows anglers out wide
  |  First Published: December 2012

The weather is warm and sunny creating ideal conditions for anglers to venture out on some long over due fishing outings.

The estuary is fishing very nearly at its peak; big schools of bream, luderick and mullet are being caught from the entrance at Marlo, up into both lakes, and are also right up both rivers. Good numbers of estuary perch can be found holding on most structure, giving anglers plenty of fun using both soft plastic, metal and hardbodied lures.

For those anglers who want plenty of action, salmon and tailor are in good numbers and can be found from the entrance up to and around the islands. The surf beaches are also fishing well with plenty of salmon, tailor, flathead and mullet in good numbers.

Offshore fishing has been good with plenty of flathead, gurnard, blue head wrasse, morwong, pinkie snapper, squid, barracouta and shark on the chew. That is the present situation, but most anglers are waiting in anticipation on the fishing to come. When the warm currents that move down the east coast and swing into Bass Strait, they bring with them huge schools of baitfish and with the baitfish come the pelagic fish that feed on them; hopefully in big numbers.

New Game Fishing Club

With all the game fish appearing along our coastline it became apparent the need for a game fishing club to be formed in our area. With that in mind a group of game fishing enthusiasts decided to establish a club in the Orbost area with the primary focus of promoting game fishing within eastern Victorian waters. Resulting in a new club being formed called, Orbost Sports Game Fishing Club Inc, the new club is looking for members that are willing to fish under the Game Fishing Association of Victoria rules.

Being a member of a club offers members a chance to meet other anglers and participate in club outings and fishing events the club members decide to undertake for the benefit of members. Interested anglers could contact me at Orbost Angler Compleat Angler for more information.

In the near feature the club will be running the clubs first event, weather permitting and for the record, every game species above line class will be a new club record. Just a reminder of how good the fishing was last summer, in the big brigade, 10 marlin was landed and many more escaped capture.

The schools of kingfish were that big they fighting over lure trying to get captured. Anglers using poppers reported the huge splashes made fighting to smash the big poppers.

Deep diving lures were also getting plenty of action and those two preferred to use live bait boated many kings over a metre long.

The fly fishermen not to be left out were also bagging their five kings in very short time.

Fly fishers relish the opportunity to tangle with the brawling yellowtail fish kingfish.

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