Salmon still the target
  |  First Published: September 2013

Well, we are at the end of the winter season and while salmon are still king, we will soon back in gummy mode.

We had some excellent weeks of salmon fishing recently before the weather turned, which slowed things down again, but now we are seeing some nice sized fish come back.

McLoughlins surf beach has been the best over recent weeks and many anglers are walking all the way to McLoughlins entrance to find the big salmon. There have been mixed sizes of salmon and plenty are only around 30-35cm, however for around an hour of each tide, there have been 50cm plus specimens show up. The hard part is knowing when the big fish will turn up and while there doesn’t seem to be any rules, your best bet is to go in the morning and fish till after lunch walking and spinning.

All the fish I have seen over the past month have been caught using metal slugs between 35-60g.

I haven’t had too many bait anglers in trying their luck hence why all the reports I’m getting are from the sport fishers.

It would be well worth taking down some pilchards, bluebait and surf poppers and having a go as well.

This month, make sure you brave the last of the cold weather and have a shot of the gummies on the full moon, as every year it’s the full moon that we get good gummy runs on the Ninety Mile Beach.

You will get the gummies a couple of nights either side of the full moon as well mainly around the tide changes.

For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle. Tune into Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s “Off the Hook” on 1242 to hear will’s report on what’s going on in Gippsland!
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