Portland produces plenty
  |  First Published: February 2014

The summer fishing in Portland is well underway.

The breakwater has seen plenty of fishers and families catching squid, sharks, pinkies, salmon and the odd kingfish. The bay has seen pinkies, squid, whiting and flathead, and the deeper water has produced some great sharks, snapper, flathead and morwong. Most off these fish have been caught from the rock to Bridge Water Bay, with some good shark fishing from the surf along the coastlines.

The surf beaches from Fritzroy River to Discovery Bay is also fishing well for sharks, snapper and kingfish. For the bream angler, the Fitzroy and Surrey rivers are producing some good size fish.

If you are thinking of fishing the breakwater, the common baits for the bigger fish are squid, pilchards, tommies, couta and salmon; for smaller fish, pipis, prawns, worms and white and blue baits. Also soft plastics and lures are well worth a try.

Most common baits work well in the bay and deeper waters. If you are chasing kingfish, the fresh squid is always a killer and lures, such as stickbaits, poppers and broken back lures work a treat. Good luck to all anglers chasing their favourite fish.

If you are thinking of making Portland your next holiday destination jump on the internet and look up Portland and you will find some great places to stay.

For all your bait and tackle needs call into Compleat Angler at 61 Bentinck Street, Portland or contact us on 55211844 or look us up on Facebook Compleat Angler Portland. The staff will help you on all your fishing needs and help you in the right direction when fishing our great bay. We also stock a big range of kayaks and some boating needs. Also we can help you with fishing licences regulation books and stickers.

Enjoy the summer months of fishing and good luck!

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