Winter is upon us once more and with the big snapper and most of the whiting gone for another year, it’s time to change fishing tactics.
It is now time to pull out the surf fishing gear, the bream gear and time to chase the trout in some of our many impoundments and because most of our water storages are high the fishing in them this winter should be fantastic, so don’t pack yourself away for the winter, get out on the water and enjoy nature at its best.
The beaches are producing salmon to 2kg but with most fish in the 1kg range.
Fishing early morning or late afternoon on the rising tide has been the most productive and the fishing will improve as we move into the colder months.
Below the bridge and outside the entrance on the 40m line there are still some reasonable flathead to be had and there are some big barracouta about inside the entrance.
In Cleelands Bight area there are still a few good whiting being caught and calamari.
Above the bridge in Dickies Bay and amongst Maggie Shoal and Reef Island there’s still a feed of whiting to be had.
The Corals are producing a few pinkies and the odd whiting and some reasonable size gummies are coming in off Elizabeth Island.
Tom Wright with his first elephant fish.Reads: 941