Snowy River is fishing at its peak
  |  First Published: May 2013

The weather is still great, and the fishing is even better.

The Snowy River estuary is fishing at its peak, with schools of bream, mullet, luderick and estuary perch moving throughout the whole system. Prawns are still schooling in big numbers along the Marlo foreshore. The surf beaches are also firing with plenty of salmon, tailor and flathead on the chew. Off shore is again fishing extra well with plenty of flathead, gurnard, morwong, pinkie snapper, squid, barracouta, salmon and shark, as well as yellowtail kingfish, snook and mako shark.

The annual Pirtek competition created a lot of excitement in the area with lots of families entering the competition to see if they can emulate some of the local anglers who won prizes last year. With plenty of prawns still around, big schools of bream can be found throughout the system.

One of the favourite spots anglers target is in and close to Lake Corringle where bream congregate to feed in the shallows. Best results on live prawn, sandworm, local shell and black crab. Schools of luderick can be found along the rock groins around the islands and river banks, with best results using sandworm, shrimp or small pieces of prawn.

Mullet can be found in all the rivers and streams, best results are found when using sandworm. Estuary perch are in good numbers and can be found holding on most snags and structures in both rivers, using live prawn and lures is the hot tip. Flathead can be found on the sand flats along the foreshore at Marlo, mostly these are caught using lures. Plenty of salmon and tailor are coming in with the tide, giving anglers plenty of action on lures.

The surf beaches are fishing well with schools of salmon and tailor patrolling the beaches, and best results come with spinning with light tackle or bait fishing using bluebait, whitebait, or squid accompanied with a popper.

Offshore anglers have reported plenty of action, big tiger flathead have shown up in good numbers and along with the yank flathead anglers are having no trouble getting their bag of 20 per person. Along with the flathead ate plenty of gurnard, barracouta, pinkie snapper, morwong, squid and gummy shark.

The best results have come to those anglers using bluebait, whitebait, squid and pilchards. For the bit more adventurous there are still kingfish, snook and mako shark about waiting for a workout, and are the best fun on light game gear.

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